ACIV: Man Versus the Sea
Want to know what made Black Flag so damn buzz-worthy even at PAX, a house home to nothing but buzz making titles?
How about dispatching a half-dozen foes armed with nothing but your swim trunks for starters? Or piercing your way to the ocean floor via an 18th century diving bell? Or how about harpooning sharks in a pirate-y take on that one bitching boss fight from RE4?
Credit is due to Ubisoft for not resting on their laurels despite their yearly release schedule for the series. Expanding on a proven formula is a tough, and usually avoided, prospect in this industry but Ubi seems determined to prove themselves to fans turned tepid after ACIII. If these ten minutes don’t convince you of that, nothing will…Well, besides playing the game. I guess that’ll do it, too.