Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag draws ever closer and as it does so do the gameplay videos, the most recent of which takes a look at the stealth aspects of the game. Narrated by Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag’s Director, Ashraf Ismail we see a number of different scenarios, all of which look at different aspects for the game.

I personally liked that the team have payed homage to the building stylings of Assassin’s Creed II and because the buildings are so similar in their build the roof runs will be reminiscent to AC2 in Florence, that so many of us fell in love with. Another area that was touched on more this time was the diving, and Ismail explained the use of the diving bell and its easy to see how it will make above water to below the surface a simple transition.

When deep sea diving, you can access caves, caves normally hold treasure, but sadly as Assassin’s Creed fans we know that treasure is always closely guarded. Caves accessed through the water can be problematic though, because Edward has no weapons apart from the two he was blessed with. His fists. You could disarm the guard and have that weapon to use, but I prefer to just punch them in the face until they give.

“Being a great Assassin makes you a better Pirate”

ACIVBF CrewOnce the video and Edward arrives in Havana you really can see how vibrant the town is, the map is full of tasks and other markers to be explored. A point to make is the removal of Edwards hood, in Assassin’s Creed 3 Connor would have his down whilst exploring the Homestead, and now we see Edward putting it down once he escapes the guards. This could be a new feature where you can explore the towns with the touch of a button? Or maybe the game knows when not to have it up and it happens in certain areas of the world. We will just have to wait and see on that one.

Ubisoft always show a lot in their videos but still manage to tease us with other things. But at the end of the day, come November all questions we have about the game will be answered.

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