There is a good reason that the fascination of swashbuckling pirates has remained strong throughout the centuries. It was a life without rules beyond those the pirates accepted, where you could go anywhere at anytime. It was freedom in a way few of us can truly relate to. It was also a life filled with action and adventure set against a backdrop of exploration and discovery. The appeal is obvious, and in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you get to live out that fantasy.