Imagine all the gameplay breakthroughs of Assassin’s Creed III folded into a bigger sandbox, 100% less Desmond Miles and you’re now a sort of buccaneer living smack during the Golden Age of Piracy. Hello Assassin’s Creed IV, when can we play you?
Black Flag works as a kind of prequel to Assassin’s Creed III, too, taking place in and around Havana, Kingston, and Nassau, with an emphasis on oceanic exploration and ship-to-ship combat. Everyone loves pirates, everyone loves assassins, so imagine the allure of playing a character who’s both in the most freeform riff on this crypto-historical series to date.
PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360
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