You want to know if the new Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is worth buying? Due to time constraints and the relatively tight leash game publishers keep on review copies of their fall titles, we weren’t able to get our hands on it ourselves. Don’t fret, plenty of larger sites you can trust did their own reviews of Ubisoft’s latest adventure romp.

Polygon

“This was my biggest problem with Assassin’s Creed 4. For all of its mechanical improvements; for the wonder I felt as I sailed the ocean, with orca, dolphins, even great whites breaking the surface to my port side as I outran a royal trade armada; for the excellent performances and character moments throughout … it felt disjointed. Directionless. Black Flag, like its protagonist, is constantly waiting for its dare-to-be-great moment.” Read the Full Review

AC 4: Black Flag is a vibrant historical adventure.

 Joystiq

“Beyond its present-day feature set, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is a vibrant historical adventure, drawn from bold characters and edge-of-your-seat sailing. It’s not the proper return to form for the series, but it is a concerted acknowledgement of what that form is today, and what works for the monster of gameplay systems, stealth, ships and oceans that lurks underneath.” Read the Full Review

 

The consensus seems to be that the title isn’t half bad, especially when compared to some of the game’s immediate predecessors — Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood we’re looking at you. We’re not sharing scores here, as we’d prefer you still read the full review before choosing if the game is right for you. Happy sailing.