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POSTED 24/2/14


ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG - FREEDOM CRY

Ubisoft



I want to break free...

That could easily be murmured by Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (should a game be able to murmur, and be pomp rock savvy), as it has so many layers that Sara Lee’s reportedly lawyering up.

It’s also a sentiment very much in the minds of the myriad slaves that you’ll encounter in this additional episode of ACIV:BF, which can be emancipated from the PSN store in either add-on content form, or as a standalone taster for the whole shebang.

You take the role of the very shiny Adéwalé. 15 years on from the events of the main, erm, event you’re no longer Eddie ‘Jax Teller’ Kenway’s secretary. You’ve graduated to the double hat-donning role of assassin/pirate, complete with your own ship. Which you promptly stack at the very beginning of your campaign...

You survive the mighty storm though – otherwise value for money would indeed be questionable - and wash up in Haiti. After likely removing a big turd of sand from your pantaloons you come across a woman in distress. You save her in the killingest way possible and thus your main quest is underway – to free slaves from the arseholes who actually believe that they have a right to buy and sell human beings as chattel. Numerous opportunities to free the people arise, from picking pockets for cage keys to commandeering slave ships. Your sneakiness skills will be required.

There’s also an Assassins vs Templars tale that unfurls, as well as new weaponry to play with – on top of the usual collectible-seeking stuff and side quests. Go for full completion and you’ll get much more than four hours of bang for your buck. Especially when you grab that blunderbuss. BLAMMO!

It’s an often emotional journey, after which you’ll definitely have Adéwalé of a time...

take me back to the start...

 



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