IntroductionAvast ye Assassins! Let's Play Assassin's Creed IV
Pirates and Assassins?
That's what they're going with this time. Following up on the, let's say, mixed reaction to 2012's Assassin's Creed III, Ubisoft decided to spin off the one gameplay mechanic a lot of people liked from III, the naval combat, into a fully-fledged game, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, starring Edward Kenway, grandfather to III's main character, Connor. Well, the gameplay is more of a mix between traditional Assassin's Creed fare and naval combat / exploration, allowing players the freedom to ravage the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy at the helm of their own ship. The title was much more well-received than its immediate predecessor and in particular had a very well-liked main character, seen by most as a considerable improvement over Connor.
The overall background of the game's setting itself is we find ourselves in the West Indies at the dawn of the 18th century, the first time the Assassin's Creed series has gone backwards in time (III, of course, being set in the latter half of the 18th century). The British, based in Jamaica, and the Spanish, based in Cuba, compete with the Nassau-based pirates to become masters of the lucrative region. Of course, beneath the surface, the Assassins and Templars continue fighting their war, a war in which Kenway stumbles into. The modern day stuff, a staple of the series, is a little different in tone than the previous five games in the series, but it's something alright.
An LP, it is. What can I expect?
Well, if you watched my Revelations thread, probably something akin to that thread. I'll 100% the game, including Freedom Cry, the major DLC add-on to this game, as well as Aveline's missions. I may or may not do any multiplayer stuff, given it's basically just Revelation's multiplayer with a fresh coat of paint, but we'll see how I feel. I'll bring in guests to help me get through the videos, and anything interesting that I miss / get incorrect, feel free to point out to me.
At the time of the recording of the first video (back in September), this game was the newest in the series, and although two new games (Rogue and Unity) have come out since, we're not going to concern ourselves with anything past Black Flag for this thread (especially since I haven't even played Rogue or Unity, and would really rather them not spoiled myself). For the thread, I'm going to declare anything before Black Flag fair game (we even make some relevant end-game spoilers for Assassin's Creed III in the first video), but anything after, is not. Should be fairly simple.
Table of Contents
Part I - A Dangerous Game
Part II - Templars of the Caribbean
Part III - Highs and Lows
Part IV - Out to Sea
Part V - Every Man a King
Part VI - Raise the Black Flag
Part VII - A Pirate's Life
Part VIII - Sharp as a Musket Ball
Part IX - Home on the Water
Part X - The Assassins...
Part XI - Forsaken
Part XII - Business As Usual
Part XIII - Traveling Man
Part XIV - Hostile Takeover
Part XV - The Price of People
Part XVI - Men Overboard
Part XVII - Edward Kenway Around the World
Part XVIII - Blackbeard's Wrath
Part XIX - Moonless Night
Part XX - Deal With The Devil
Part XXI - Breaking the Line
Part XXII - Into the Night
Part XXIII - Jungle Man
Part XXIV - Boarding Parties
Part XXV - Mysteries of the West Indies
Part XXVI - The Melancholy of Charles Vane
Part XXVII - A Friend in Need
Part XXVIII - Havana Days
Part XXIX - The Most Wanted Man
Part XXX - The Ambition of Black Bart
Part XXXI - A Snake's End
Part XXXII - The Observatory
Part XXXIII - Creed
Part XXXIV - One Loose End
Part XXXV - Edward the Legend
Part XXXVI - Captain Kenway's Folly
Part XXXVII - Corporate Espionage
Part XXXVIII - The Parting Glass
EX Update 1 - Freedom Cry
EX Update 2 - Aveline