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Described by IGN as “a smart, sprawling sequel,” “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag” is the hottest new addition to the list of video games now on the market.
Video game publisher Ubisoft has truly outdone itself with their sixth and newest installment to the “Assassin’s Creed” series. With heightened graphics and more territories to explore, “Black Flag” offer gamers a look into the world through the eyes of one of The Golden Age of Piracy’s most notorious pirates.
Keeping pace with the previous games, “Black Flag” has a plotline divided into two parts. One part of your mission will take place in the present day Caribbean, while another will take place in the past. The game’s main character, Edward Kenway, is very different than the main characters in the previous games. The developers decided to simplify his goals by making his main objective a simple one of getting rich. Missions include tasks like raiding tombs and discovering new islands.
While the game has a defined plot line, gamers are more excited about the new freedoms they’re being given. Much like Rockstar’s “Grand Theft Auto” series, “Assassin’s Creed” has decided to offer gamers the ability to roam freely and interact with their environment in an entirely different way. With a much larger map at their disposal, players are free to hunt for their own food, purchase things with money they’ve collected and explore areas that have nothing to do with their mission.
Another exciting feature in “Black Flag” is the multiplayer mode. It offers players the chance to test their skills against other players. While it’s not the highlight of the game, it certainly is a nice addition.
All in all, this much anticipated release is certainly expected to live up to the hype that surrounds it. The game will most likely gain most of its supporters in its decision to allow players to abandon their mission and tell their own story. Ubisoft really wants gamers to make this game their own.

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