Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, a video game review

A video game review written by: Lee Sonogan

(2013) Video game/Adventure, action, history


Edward Kenway: What the hell happened here?

Adéwalé: You happened here, Edward. The damage you caused six years ago has not been undone.

Edward Kenway: I’m not an easy man to call a friend, am I?

A video game where you play as sailor, privateer and assassin Edward Kenway exploring on and around the islands in the Caribbean Sea during the early 18th century. Unlike most Ubisoft and Assassin’s Creed protagonists, Edward is uniquely not motivated by revenge or the memory of a deceased relative. Throughout most of the game, gaining great fortune, fame and glory is Edward’s motivation.

Edward Kenway the main character of the game is the father of Haytham Kenway and the grandfather of Connor Kenway, the deutragonist and protagonist of Assassin’s Creed III. Edward Kenway is listed as being born in Swansea, Wales, which is the same place of birth for his voice actor, Matt Ryan.

Aside from the action gameplay and interesting online modes, the exploration is huge. 60% percent of the game is on land while the rest is on the ocean. The ocean can be more dangerous than the land some times. But more fun sometimes then doing the next main mission. When travel along the ocean, everyone on your ship will eventually break out into sea shanties. Most of them are great for travelling music on the ocean.

This is one of the first video games I got on my PS4. To date, it has been the best Assassin’s Creed game that I have played. The pirate history needed to be in this his video game series. You get your own ship and gain glory, like I explained in the opening paragraph. Voice acting is perfect. The story’s keep you interest throughout the whole game. And there’s even appearances of Blackbeard in the game. The ending was a little weird for me. I recommend this video game to everyone who likes the combination of assassins and pirates.

PS – The visuals of the game is amazing!!! This is definitely the longest Assassins Creed game I have ever play. Also my favourite scene of the story is when Edward starts hallucinating for 7 minutes straight.


Edward ‘Blackbeard’ Thatch: Caution’s nothing without charisma! For if a man plays the fool, then it’s only fools he’ll persuade. But appear to be the devil, and all men will submit.

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