Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is not only the best game of the series, but it might be the best pirate game. It still retains many of the bugs and annoyances that’s plagued its predecessors whilst the story is a little cliched and uninspiring. Despite those negating factors you’ll still gleefully accept the role you’re asked to undertake, especially in a setting that’s so entertaining and one that’s backed up with such impeccable presentation to boot. For those with an aversion to random bouts of swashbuckling, and/or having their timbers shivered, it’s probably best avoided. For everyone else, it’s time to set sail.