Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set in the Caribbean on multiple islands including playable areas in , and . The Caribbean ocean is an explorable region via Kenway's ship . Smaller islands and locations can be visited, and underwater locations can be explored for the first time in the Assassin's Creed series.
The franchise as a whole has collected a mass of appreciation and credit; Assassin’s Creed II receiving an average metacritic score of 90, and rightly so. It did everything that a sequel should do; it cut out a lot of the monotonous tasks of the first title, it provided a much more entertaining protagonist and a very well rounded and developed storyline. In my honest opinion, the series had peaked pretty early, but I chose to look at this Assassin’s Creed with a fresh view. After all, it’s pirates!
In my humble opinion, Assassins Creed should have ended with Desmond’s story arc. He was central to the experience. This would have made an amazing new IP if they had actually tried. Instead the slapped the Assassins Creed sticker on it, dragged out an already dragged out series, and sat back to count their money.
Assassin's Creed 4 or Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the successor to , was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 29th 2013. It released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on their respective launch days (PS4: November 29, 2013, Xbox One: November 22, 2013) and PC as well. Assassin's Creed 4 takes place in 1715 in the Caribbean, featuring new locations. Assassin's Creed 4 stars a new protagonist, pirate and named , grandfather of and father of Haytham Kenway of Assassin's Creed 3. Ubisoft Montreal has traditionally developed Assassin's Creed games, but a new team developed Assassin's Creed 4.
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