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Discover who Edward Kenway is

Discover who Edward Kenway is

The release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is getting closer, as it will ship on October 29 on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 first, and then on November 21 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC... and Wii U. Ubisoft just sent us this new video of the game focused on the main character, Edward Kenway.

Edward Kenway (FR)
Edward Kenway (EN)

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Commented on 2013-10-15 12:08:54
Dunno about anyone else. But im sick to the back teeth of seeing this game. I was probably gonna give it a miss. But now I'm Gonna avoid it like the plague.
Commented on 2013-10-15 12:15:37
Same, but thats Ubisoft for you.
Commented on 2013-10-15 12:57:34
Is this trailer #30 for this game? I lost count.
Commented on 2013-10-15 13:04:54
Getting old guys.
Commented on 2013-10-15 13:07:56
i am being tricked once again by AC marketing. i'm actually liking the look of this, and am very close to ordering it. currently playing AC3, and while it has a lot of tedious shite in there, most of which is forced tedious shite. it's getting much better towards the end. if this game is indeed a mix of both AC and far cry 3 in terms of worthwhile side activities...then hell, i might even enjoy it begining to end. but plase ubisoft, no 6 hour introduction...thanks.
Commented on 2013-10-15 14:57:30
About Ubisoft bombarding everyone with Assassin's Creed 4 - Black Flag's videos, last Friday, 10/11/2013, I started showing most of the 19 videos I currently have of the game to a friend and we spent around 1 hour and a half watching them.

Those 19 videos I mentioned are only the videos of the game I downloaded from Gamersyde, if I were to count the videos I got from Youtube, Eurogamer, CVG, GameTrailers.com and etc, that would go to almost 40, so yeah, Ubisoft went really crazy with the marketing of this game.

To put it into contrast, a game I want to see more of which is Watch Dogs - almost nothing about its story got revealed, I only have 8 videos of it that I downloaded from Gamersyde, with this one, it goes to 20 videos of AC4-BF.

One thing that should be noted, just like with Watch Dogs, AC4-BF also didn't have much of its story revealed, I know they revealed a lot about characters, but almost nothing about the overall story, the present day, what happened with the team after the ending in AC3, who is/are the main antagonist(s), what's your main goal in the Single Player campaign and etc, which is very smart.
Commented on 2013-10-15 15:00:42
@Driftwood - was that a direct response to our fair comments about the over abundance of trailers for this unreleased game? Or was it for the over abundance of trailers for this unreleased game itself?
Commented on 2013-10-15 15:22:28
GTA5 is so bitter, ugly and depressing i need something less grounded in reality ASAP. Ubisoft marketing team definitely knows how to trick us into purchasing AC all over again.
Commented on 2013-10-15 17:19:23 In reply to Loakum
Actually it was more about you guys behaving like old people who keep blabbering about the same things over and over again. But hey, if you have nothing better to do, be my guest. :)

I think everyone here (and probably at Ubisoft) has understood your point. But like I said on the French side a zillion times before, they've just shown the same things over and over again. Most of the videos show the same actions, the same environments, which means they at least haven't spoiled all the content at all - well unless there really is nothing else to do or see apart from what we've seen. It certainly isn't the best way to promote a series that everyone knows well by now, but at least they haven't shown all the game yet, which is a welcome change compared with some other titles which spoil everything in one trailer. ;)
Commented on 2013-10-15 18:13:49
this trailer is one of the normal pre-release fare. There's always a story trailer.

But this time they've been showing off a large amount of gameplay, probably to make up for AC3.
Commented on 2013-10-15 18:15:39 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
To put it into contrast, a game I want to see more of which is Watch Dogs - almost nothing about its story got revealed, I only have 8 videos of it that I downloaded from Gamersyde, with this one, it goes to 20 videos of AC4-BF.
By the way, there's still time for a massive amount of promotional videos for Watch_Dogs, the game has just been postponed to Spring 2014.
Commented on 2013-10-15 18:25:49 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Actually it was more about you guys behaving like old people who keep blabbering about the same things over and over again. But hey, if you have nothing better to do, be my guest. :)

I think everyone here (and probably at Ubisoft) has understood your point. But like I said on the French side a zillion times before, they've just shown the same things over and over again. Most of the videos show the same actions, the same environments, which means they at least haven't spoiled all the content at all - well unless there really is nothing else to do or see apart from what we've seen. It certainly isn't the best way to promote a series that everyone knows well by now, but at least they haven't shown all the game yet, which is a welcome change compared with some other titles which spoil everything in one trailer. ;)
I know your comment is meant to the users that keep complaining about the high number of AC4-BF trailers, but this was the first time I ever mentioned the ever increasing release of trailers of AC4-BF, so I'm counting myself out of that.

As for your point of thinking that everyone at Ubisoft already knows they are alienating the game's potential buyers, consequently, killing the game's potential sales, you don't take into account one very important thing: if they have understood that, how come they still keep releasing video after video of the game?!

They haven't done this with their other games, like Watch Dogs and Rayman Legends, which makes me think that maybe their "market assessment" about gamer's interest in the game isn't very good. Although this is something entirely different.

Also, I do agree with your point about the fact that they only showed the most basic of gameplay mechanics and the same things over and over - like I said in my post, as far as the overall story goes, they haven't said much, which is smart, but even gaming journalists and/or experts, along gamers, are already tired of so much promotion for the game, whether is new stuff, old stuff, story related or not.

And about trailers that spoil a lot, it wasn't till I was playing BioShock Infinite that I realized how bad the marketing of the game was, a lot of the key, and best, moments of the game weren't as powerful as they should have been because I already saw them around 1-5 times, so they ruined those moments for me and to a lot of other people who kept up with the game, which I believe is one of the reasons why the game didn't get a higher score from most critics and fans, myself included.

Both AC4-BF and Watch Dogs have successfully avoided that, which is great, but the over-exposure of AC4-BF has reached the point of annoying for a lot of people, of course, from your point of view - admin of a gaming site, the abundance of complaining about that has become something annoying as well.

To me, the best course of action is to appreciate the videos as they are for those who like to see them, like me, and/or to await the game's reviews and its release for those interested.

As for those not interested in the game or the franchise for that matter, it's not like Ubisoft will hear you if you start complaining about their marketing strategy and/or the game. So why complain at all?

Edit: Just saw your second comment and went to Google, the news just came out, guess you're right, still, hopefully, Ubisoft won't do that as much as with AC4-BF.

On a side note (and totally off-topic): I just read their justifications on VG24/7 (http://www.vg247.com/2013/10/15/watch-dogs-has-been-delayed-into-spring-2014/) and is it just me or is that because of 1) releasing two very similar games in the same month, AC4-BF and WD (which I always found it weird); and/or 2) after GTA V's astounding success in both sales and critic's reception, they realized how little diversified content the game had compared to GTA V and/or they definitely want to avoid the comparison between the two, which with GTA V still very fresh in people's memories, that would be almost impossible. To me is the second option.
Commented on 2013-10-15 18:26:01
just pre-ordered it for PS4. there is no way come launch i'm just playing 3 FPS's and a racing game. need something with a bit more meat on its bones. this will do nicely.
Commented on 2013-10-15 18:33:24 In reply to Sdarts
Well considering Watch_Dogs won't be released before Spring 2014, it's easy to assume they've known that for a while, they wanted the number of preorders for WD to be high, so they kept their mouth shut until the very end. On the other hand, they had to make sure AC4 would be in people's mind. It was awkward, maybe not exactly fair, but I still think reading the same comments over and over again is getting old.

I never said I understood Ubisoft; to me, the way they have promoted AC4 is terrible, because not only have they been releasing way too many videos, but we've had AC games every year for the past 3 or 4 years. Beats me why. Unless I'm right in my assumption just above. In the end, the best way to show you don't care is to not buy the game, and not watch the trailers. ;)
Commented on 2013-10-15 18:46:15
I don't always play assassins creed... but when i do, i usually crack open a bottle.
Commented on 2013-10-15 19:48:30
Its interesting, that usually 80% of comments are about previous comments and not about the game itself. :-) AC4 looks really great, but I had enough of this. I always loved the freedom of movement etc and enjoyed all ACs I played. But who knows...I really like the different lighting and awesome vegetation.
Commented on 2013-10-15 19:54:00
@Driftwood - ok, out of respect I won't comment on this matter any further.
Commented on 2013-10-15 22:24:09
Guilty pleasure. Always found this series to strike a good balance b/w too shallow and too deep. AC3 on PC with SweetFX looks ******* awesome even though my horse can't make a 6 inch jump.

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