*SPOILER ALERT* (Minor one though)
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 historical action-adventure open-world video game. It is the sixth major instalment in the Assassin’s Creed series.
The Assassin’s Creed games primarily revolve around the rivalry between two ancient secret societies: the Assassins and the Knights Templar, and their indirect relation to an ancient species pre-dating humanity, whose society, along with much of Earth’s biosphere, was destroyed by a massive solar storm.
The games’ real-world chronological setting is the year 2012, and features Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent Assassins; though raised as an Assassin, he fled his nomadic family to seek out a more common lifestyle. He is initially kidnapped by the mega-corporation, Abstergo Industries, the modern-day face of the Knights Templar, who are aware of Desmond’s lineage. Desmond is forced to use the “Animus”, a device that allows him to experience his ancestral memories. Abstergo is seeking to discover the location of several artefacts, or “Pieces of Eden”, that hold great power, to control mankind and alter its fate, bringing humanity into a single unified group.
Desmond also encounters a small team of modern-day Assassins; agreeing to work with them, Desmond uses their version of the Animus (the Animus 2.0) to continue to experience the memories of his ancestors to discover the locations of other Pieces of Eden so they can be recovered before Abstergo can do so. While experiencing these memories, some of their abilities are genetically leaked into Desmond, known as the Bleeding Effect, giving him some of the Assassin skills of his predecessors at the cost of living with multiple sets of memories and personalities in his mind.
I’ve been playing the series for some years now and it’s been really nice.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set primarily on and around the islands in the Caribbean Sea during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 18th century, with the three major cities consisting of Havana, Nassau and Kingston
My attraction to this particular game is the supporting character, Adewale, the first mate of Edward Kenway, the main character.
Here is a brief run-down of Adewale from the AC wikia.
Adewale (1692 – unknown) was a former slave from Trinidad (Apparently his Yoruba parents were sold into slavery) and a member of the Assassin Order . During the Golden Age of Piracy, he was also Edward Kenway’s quartermaster aboard the Jackdaw.
At some point, Adewale helped Edward gain the Jackdaw and its crew, and around the year 1715, Adewale pointed out scenes of interest to his captain, who could then intervene or ignore them.
In 1722, after years of serving under Edward as the Jackdaw’s quartermaster, he finally decided to set down a new path by joining the Assassin Order, thus leading him and Edward to part ways.
Eight years later, in 1730, Adewale found himself shipwrecked on the island of Saint-Domingue without a crew or weaponry. It was here that he found himself confronted once again with the realities of the slave trade.
Adewale seems like a real “bad guy” and I just can’t wait to get this game.
With such nice graphics, settings and plot, it should be great *fingers crossed*
Sources: Wikipedia.com, assassinscreed.wikia.com