Game Completion 2021 #1 – Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft

I stopped playing the Assassin’s Creed series after hitting the mandatory tower defence section in the early stages of Revelations. At the time that felt a huge shame as its precursor, Brotherhood, was easily my favourite of the series, but I was already growing tired of the yearly release cycle and it felt like a good time to let it go. As a result, I haven’t touched the series since, even now with its recent hiatus, switch to a bi-yearly release schedule and new RPG revamp.

That said, remembering the positive buzz around Black Flag at release, I couldn’t a resist Boxing Day bargain price for The Rebel Collection (and Valhalla), which is a generous packaging of both pirate-themed releases and its DLC. The result? Me regretting dropping the series all those years ago. I’ll talk more in-depth about it when the N-Focus podcast comes back later this month.