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New video compares Skull and Bones to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Ubisoft has just released Skull and Bones on PC and consoles. And, apparently, some gamers did not take the game very well. Not only that, it looks like Skull and Bones might be worse than Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, a game that came out ten years ago.



User Gameinvader shared an interesting comparison between AC: Blag Flag and Skull and Bones. In this video, Gameinvader compares these two games with pirate elements, and the results may surprise you.

Let’s start with something you may have already heard. Yes, boarding a ship is bad in Skull and Bones. Instead of actually boarding an enemy ship, the game only shows the landing scene. It sucks and is a definite downside compared to Black Flag.


Moreover, while players could swim in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, they cannot do so in Skull and Bones. I’m guessing Ubisoft decided to disable swimming for gameplay purposes. After all, in Skull and Bones you can only leave your ship once you’ve arrived at a safe port. Again, this is a downgrade from what we got in Black Flag.



Additionally, since this is a service game, Ubisoft focused on these elements. As a result, we can easily notice lower quality lip sync in scenes than in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. However, this was to be expected. Black Flag was a single-player story-driven game. She needed great scenes. Skull and Bones is a service game. Therefore, they cannot be compared when it comes to facial expressions.


In terms of graphics, Skull and Bones looks better, but that’s to be expected.


The biggest problem with Skull and Bones is that it took most of the elements of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, made them worse, and tried to exploit gamers with its Games-as-a-Service approach.


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