Nintendo Enthusiast: "Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag was possibly the best surprise in my gaming life since I downloaded this weird Ocarina of Time game people wouldn't stop talking about four years back. By this point, I have played Assassin's Creed 4 three times in a row. Even as I tried to go back and play some of my favorite games of all time, I couldn't get into them; at the moment, Assassin's Creed 4 has spoiled me against all other games. It's truly rare that I love a game as much as this.
I honestly expected to hate it. I'd heard so many conflicting things about the series that I didn't know what to expect. Apparently, the combat was awful and tailing missions were the devil. I knew that much going in. I'd also heard from some people that the story was awesome, and from others that it was rather less so. Some said the freerunning was boring; others called it almost revolutionary. A friend finally convinced me to give it a try, and looking at how cheap it was to buy used, I decided to go for it. As it turned out, this wound up being an excellent decision. Black Flag is every reason I play games and is one of my favorite games of all time. So in an attempt to convince some of those who refuse to try out the series to give it a shot, here's why."