Home • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag • 54 A pirate’s life for me Alec Meer Contributor 28th November 2013 / 1:00PM This doesn’t happen to me too much, given the siren call of the virtual stack of videogames that wobbles atop my mental to-do list each day (oh woe is me, etc), but I keep finding myself drawn back to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. In a ‘secretly looting Spanish frigates when I’m supposed to be working on something else’ sort of way. For several days I have attempted to keep this hidden from my colleagues for fear of getting an earful, but it’s time to come clean (and at the same time at least vaguely justify my clandestine nautical habit): I have a piracy problem. Or more professional words to that effect. In short, I was resigned to the fact that Assassin’s Creed had become Call of Duty – my sense that this was the Massive Great Mainstream Action Behemoth That Could was all but eroded. Black Flag is different, even though it’s as guilty of recycling technology and concepts as any other game in this self-cannibalising series, and even though the reason I keep going back to… Read full this story
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