Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Impressions

Ubisoft’s historical tale of guys shanking other guys continues to be wildly popular, though my interest in it has been in decline for years. After the series peaked during the ACII/AC Brotherhood era, they followed them up with two clunkers in Revelations and III. I had no interest in playing IV at all, but because of all the positive buzz surrounding this latest installment, a trade-in credit burning a hole in my pocket and a thirst for quality PS4 games to play, I gave it a shot.

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The Recurring Bosscast: 033 – Birthday Cake Ice Cream

bosscast033This week, the Bosscast indulges on everything related to the recently-passed holiday season. Listen in for discussions around Keurig coffee machines, pajama pants, and why birthday cake ice cream is inappropriate for adults.

Games Mentioned: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Skylanders: Swap Force, Super Mario 3D World, Rocksmith 2014

Head over to Splitkick to listen to episode 33!

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Jett – Splitkick, In Third Person, @jettlandicho
Jason – Inside Gaming Daily, Slick Gaming, @jjasicki
Mat – Biff Bam Pop, The Screaming Ego Podcast, @matylang

Hands-On With Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

After the last two disappointing console releases, my perception of the Assassin’s Creed franchise is in the toilet. The series has hit the point of saturation where the annual release schedule not only wears me out, but the quality of the product suffers for it. In particular, Assassin’s Creed III was a buggy mess that still would have fallen short of the mark had it been bug-free.

I want to believe that a jump to next gen is the kick in the pants that this franchise needs, but so far, this doesn’t look like it.

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