A game play demonstration for "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag," show at GamesCom 2013, shows the game's open world. The game hits North America on October 29.
A new game play demonstration video has been released for one of Ubisoft's newest titles “Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag” which hits the PC and consoles on October 29. This is the fourth main installment of the popular “Assassin's Creed” series. In this demonstration, shown at GamesCom 2013, open world exploration is shown. The people of Ubisoft explain that while the game's world is vast and open, syncing is optional as they don't want to overwhelm the players. In short, there's much to explore and discover.
The first thing covered in the video would be Andreas Island which is a pirate village. You are introduced to a brawl which you have to “prove yourself” before you can enter the tavern. This place becomes a very important hub for information on various side-missions and opportunities. It is emphasized that you need a lot of gold in order to upgrade your ship.
Then, it shows the importance of underwater exploration. Even when underwater, danger still lurks as the demonstration shows. While on land or underwater, you can stumble onto smuggler's caves which require you be stealthy. Also, there's a dynamic involved which takes effect depending on how you decide to infiltrate a smuggler's cave which makes discovery more interesting.
Asides from naval battles, you will come across pirate hunters.
From what the demonstration shows, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag shows a lot of promise. This game is the prequel to “Assassin's Creed III.” You take on the role of Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Connor (the main character of Assassin's Creed III), who is both a pirate captain and a member of the Assassin's Order.