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Topic: Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag & Rogue Remastered coming to Switch?

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Mii_duck

I've reached the 'Locate James Kidd' mission... and that's it, I've had enough and I quit. Tiny margin for error, fiddly controls (hide in the bushes, whistle, press 'Y' and nothing happens cos you're a pixel too far from the guard so you get discovered) and you're dumped right back at the start. It's not my idea of fun.

Till then I was really enjoying the game. It's a lot lighter that Witcher, etc, I was enjoying exploring the islands and towns, working out the right stealth path to raid warehouses or pull off assassinations, building up Kenway's Fleet etc.

But this mission seems designed to be deliberately frustrating.

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Mii_duck

Several months late, but I thought I'd up date this.

I didn't quit, of course, and got through the section above that was driving me bonkers.

Black Flag turned out to be one of my favourite games on Switch! My first taste of an Assassin's Creed game, I loved the mechanics of exploring, how the game slowly feeds you your skills. The environments were generally stunning (maybe the cities not so much) and the history lessons interesting. Sailing the seas and attacking other ships for fun never got boring.
It played into the things I like about action adventures/RPGs, building your base up and improving your ship - that progression of having a goal.

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toiletduck

I asked this in the recommendation thread, but maybe this is a better spot:

toiletduck wrote:

I'm going on holiday soon and I'm expecting quite some single player handheld time. I'm eyeing the Assassin's Creed games, with a favor for Rebel Collection so far. I haven't played an AC before (I know, I'm weird).

Question: how important is it to play these games in order of release? What are the possible benefits?

toiletduck

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HobbitGamer

@toiletduck IV and Rogue have an out-of-animus story going on that is sequential. So you would play IV first for that. Otherwise, the order doesn't really matter if you've never played an AC game. In terms of the Assassin/Templar story, I'd still do I first for the background if you don't have III to play.

#MudStrongs

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toiletduck

@HobbitGamer thanks. I guess I'll just get the Rebel Collection then. It's available quite cheap here anyway

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HobbitGamer

@toiletduck I think you'll enjoy it. Rogue is my favorite entry, with a fresh take on the stories.

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toiletduck

@HobbitGamer Alright good to hear! I'll pick it up soon. Just told myself I have to finish one of the games I'm still playing first good motivation...

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Mii_duck

@toiletduck - Black Flag was my first Assassin's Creed game too.
Some of the animus stuff (where you play in the present day) were a bit "eh?" but it doesn't ruin the game, they can be kinda understood without knowing the lead up.

The main game was fine for me, without knowing the AC history, other than it's Assassins on one side and Templars on the other. It's a really fun romp, and the main character is great.

I tried AC 3 after that, and it's a bit more clunky and... workmanlike. Timeline wise it happens after Black Flag, and Rogue - which I should really play again after AC 3 to get the references. (But still not Essential to enjoy Rogue.)

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toiletduck

@Mii_duck cool, thanks for your input!

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toiletduck

I'm having so much fun with this game! The sea battles and managing/expanding the fleet are really addictive. There's so much stuff to do, really incredible. And for once even the story kinda holds my attention, so that's new. I do have trouble improving my stealth game. I seem to get discovered no matter what I try. So far I can fight my way around it though.

How can I earn/redeem Ubisoft points? Am I missing something?

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Zuljaras

The only sad thing about the Switch release is that Rogue is not on the cart.
I am almost on the edge of buying it and printing a custom box art with just Black Flag on it

Zuljaras

Mii_duck

@toiletduck - you earn the points naturally finishing missions etc - can't remember if there is a list in one of the menus of what to aim for, or if it just happens, sorry.
To redeem the points there is an Ubisoft Club icon if you come out the game into the main menus. You have to register if you haven't already and then you'll have access to the goodies you get with the points, cosmetic packs and weapons etc.

I'm really glad you are enjoying the game!

Mii_duck

gcunit

@Zuljaras You're kidding me!? I've been planning to pick this up soon, despite owning Black Flag on Wii U. But if Rogue isn't on the cart, there's not much incentive for me. I may as well wait and pick it up cheap in a few years.

Don't know why I'm bothered, it's not like I'm actually ready to play either game yet - I'm only half-way through the Ezio Collection, and then I'll be playing III. But still, it bothers me.

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Zuljaras

@gcunit Nope only Black Flag is on the cart. Just Black Flag and no DLCs.

Assassins Creed 3 had 2 games on the cart and the DLCs had to be downloaded but still a whole game missing is sad

Zuljaras

Tyranexx

I knew there was a download involved with this, but I didn't realize that meant the entirety of Rogue. Part of what has kept me from getting this is that I already own and have completed Black Flag on Wii U. I don't double-dip lightly.

I might still get this down the line when it's cheaper. I really don't see why they aren't at least offered as separate digital releases as an alternative. That would make my situation easier.

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toiletduck

@Mii_duck cheers! I haven't tried that option yet, will do!

@Zuljaras @gcunit I can imagine that you feel this way. Personally I don't really mind, since this is the generation where physical and digital are getting totally blended for me. Do you know whether someone else could theoretically download the digital content if I were to lend out or give away/sell my copy? Since you'd need the cartridge to boot the game, I would imagine that that's not a problem.

toiletduck

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Zuljaras

@toiletduck I do not think it is a code but I am not sure. If it is tied to the cart, Rogue would be able to be download infinite times and you can play it with the cart in.

If it is a disgusting download code it is one time deal

Zuljaras

HobbitGamer

@toiletduck They could, yes. It's an in-game installation prompt to the eShop page. No code or validation required.

#MudStrongs

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toiletduck

@Zuljaras @HobbitGamer thanks. Yeah I knew it wasn't a code, since I dl'd it already for myself ūüėČ just wasn't entirely sure how that works. Thanks for the confirmation!

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