Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag gets first review

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6 months ago by (@NE_Brian)
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French magazine Jeux Video has provided the first review of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

The game received 18 points out of 20. Jeux Video handed out a 4/5 for gameplay, 4/5 for graphics, 5/5 for the soundtrack, and 5/5 for game length.

You can find a full breakdown of the review below, courtesy of a now-deleted post on the Ubisoft forums.


- World map praised
- A lot of things to do
- Stealth also praised; you can choose how to approach your target, etc.
- Game has some technical problems
- Cities are supposedly better than AC3 (for free running)
- A true Assassin’s Creed game, the most accomplished of the franchise
- Slow combat than Assassin’s Creed III
- Less weapons
- Fewer new types of enemies
- Naval battles highly praised
- You’ll play as Edward for about 10 minutes after launching the game on your console
- Economic system of is easier to understand and really well made (you board ships, and sell resources)
- Need to upgrade your ship to succeed on sea
- To upgrade your ship you’ll need resources
- Get resources by boarding ships
- Taking forts have an impact on Edward’s progression; it will reveal the location of special places such as caves
- In all main or secondary missions you can play stealthy if you choose to
- The involvement of Edward in the Templar-Assassin conflict is a bit predictable but still well done by Darby; will see a lot of history events
- Conclusion: AC4 is the most successful game of the franchise; better mechanics of gameplay, better level design, the game is a real success.
- You’ll need about 20 hours to complete the main path and 50 hours to complete everything.

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  • Sǯdi Sǻymeh

    this review is baced on what console ?!

    • MikeyJay

      Why does that matter? It will be the same anyways.

      • Lugum Sullivan

        well i guess, there will be less technical problems on PC instead of consoles

      • Gerardo Lazcon-Vega

        If they are analyzing fluidity and graphics then it will not be the same. Trust me.

      • Sǯdi Sǻymeh

        because if its a PC or next gen the graphics would be better and the game run smoother DAH

    • Usman Khan

      Most likely it’s current gen consoles. Got high hopes graphics will be 5/5 in next gen.

      • Sǯdi Sǻymeh

        thx ^_^

  • Johnny Black

    AWESOME news :D I hope the PC version gets the same praise. Can’t wait to play!

  • John Malone

    The magazine went to print months ago. The game wasn’t Gold then. I hate magazine reviews that are based on beta code. I also hate publishers that have no confidence in their products so they embargo reviews. Last I hate the corrupt gaming media that give reviews after moneyhats.
    The moneyhat problem is the main reason why publishers embargo stuff today. The main sites wants to much money to give good reviews.

  • Jes

    I’m waiting for the PC version. Can’t wait!!!!!

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