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Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is upon us and that means that plenty of people will play the game and get stuck. Luckily, we're in the business of helping players find their way out of a tough bind and we have a video walkthrough series available to help you get out of a pinch.
There's a couple of things I was genuinely shocked with, mostly with the future parts and the graphics. So first up – and not to turn this into a graphics whore debate – but I was very shocked at how good the game looks for the Xbox 360. I was almost positive that Ubisoft was going to throw out a trash version for the current gen consoles, but they surprised us all by putting as much effort as possible into the 360 and PS3 version of the game.
Now, there are still some obvious animation shortcuts, lighting issues, geometry LOD and texture downscaling that makes it obvious it's current-gen. But as for the overall presentation, I was genuinely impressed that Ubisoft didn't cut corners or make the changes so obvious like Battlefield 4 on 360 and PS3 compared to Battlefield 4 on PC and PS4 (I would have named the Xbox One version but for all we know it could be native 480p upscaled to 720p).
As for the future parts... Ubisoft was slick breaking the fourth wall like that. That was a slick narrative decision that may or may not backfire on them. The premise of the future parts reminds me a lot of David Cronenberg's Existenz or that lousy Total Recall remake. Unfortunately, you'll be going back to the future periodically so get used to it.
As for the walkthrough itself... you'll find that it offers everything you might need to help get you situated with playing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The videos offer players hints and tips with mastering the controls, taking charge of seafaring battles as well as manning ships and partaking in the series' iconic combat.
Much of what's on display in the video is similar to what many gamers experienced in Assassin's Creed III, but there are some new additions to the game that you might appreciate as well. If you find yourself getting stuck or you need help ironing out your direction on where to go and what to do in the game, feel free to check back in and click on the appropriate video.
Each video in the playlist is attached to a sequence, so you shouldn't have too many problems getting around or finding out what you need or where you need to go if you follow the videos.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set for release on October 29th for the current gen systems as well as the Wii U, and it's set for release on PS4 on November 15th, Xbox One on November 21st and PC November 19th. For more information feel free to visit the official Assassin's Creed website.