Editorial

November 4, 2013

The Endless Adventures of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

This past weekend I participated in the Extra Life Marathon for the 4th year in a row.  29,381 gamers came together and raised over $3.4 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network.  That is an amazing feat.  During this marathon, I usually play a multitude of games during the 24 hour play time, but this year the marathon was 25 hours (due to the clocks going back during the night) and I played a single game for the entire duration: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.  25 hours of one game in one sitting! Does Asssassin’s Creed IV really have that much to do in it to warrant such a long, uninterrupted play session?  To answer that question, I wrote down every type of activity this game offers, in no particular order.  I have included numbers of items where it was evident how many were in the game.  Keep in mind that this list does not include the main story missions. I’ll let you decide if the game is worthy of such long play.  Note: I have put over 55 hours into this game and I’m still only 82% complete.

On Land

  • Collect Manuscripts
  • Synchronize 58 viewpoints
  • Hunting
  • Crafting
  • Collect 200 Animus Fragments
  • Loot Treasure Chests
  • 8 Taverns
  • 30 Assassin Contracts
  • Song Sheets (Shantys)
  • 100 Abstergo Challenges
  • Letters in Bottles
  • Art Collection
  • 5 series of Templar Hunts
  • Play Checkers
  • Play Nine Men’s Morris
  • Play Fanorona
  • Plunder Warehouses
  • 16 Mayan Stones
  • Pickpocket
  • Loot dead bodies
  • Sabotage Alarm Bells
  • Catch and Loot Couriers
  • Free Pirates/Prisoners
  • Upgrade Hideout
  • Pet the animals
  • Follow Treasure Maps to find buried treasure

On Sea

  • Explore Underwater Shipwrecks
  • Harpooning
  • Naval Contracts
  • Destroy and Capture 9 Forts
  • Defeat 4 Legendary Ships
  • Plunder 5 Smuggler Dens
  • Ship Upgrades
  • Naval Battles
  • Capture Ships
  • Trade Missions
  • Evade Tornadoes
  • Collect Naval Drops
  • Rescue Shipwreck Survivors

In Abstergo Entertainment (Modern Time)

  • Collect 20 Sticky Notes
  • Hack 33 Computers


About the Author

Sean
Sean is an avid gamer and lover of all thing tech. He is a dedicated husband and the father to three beautiful daughters. In addition to taking his love of gaming to a new level with this site, Sean is also host of our podcasts: The OMG! Hour, Lost Treasures of Gaming, and Primetime as well as the bi-weekly podcast mashup show, Gamers Unscripted. Follow Sean on Twitter as @Xiantayne and this blog as @OMGnexus.




 
 

 

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