View Full Version : Hilarious IGN Rewind Theater for Black Flag

05-16-2013, 12:40 AM
Hey there guys! I encourage you to watch the Rewind Theather video of Black Flag courtesy of our friends Mitch Dyer and Destin Legarie from IGN, which I find equally ******ed and hilarious at the same time. Let’s check it out and figure out what went wrong whit the worst history lesson of all time! ;)


0:35: “On July 29th, ten treasure galleons sunk…” “Like this one? Like this galleon here?” In fact there were 11 galleons, and that doesn’t look anything like a Spanish galleon. More like a british frigate, I’d say.

0:45 Destin mentions 2 different golden fleets sinking in July 1715. He’s obviously talking about the same event! (What are the odds?)

1:20: “the dead guy (in the beginning) is wearing a french coat”, so “yeah, dead French people confirmed. Sorry France!” In fact he is a Spanish soldier, as the colonial Spanish militia used to wear white back then (just like British wore red and French wore blue, if they really are in the game). This mistake is going to get funnier and funnier as we progress through the rest of the video.

2:15: Destin tries to convince us that the battle at the beginning has something to with the Spanish golden fleet disaster of 1715. Not only this is highly unlikely (the golden fleet sunk because of a storm, not in a battle), but the ships shown in the scene don’t look anything like the huge impenetrable Spanish galleons that carried the treasures from the New World to Cadiz. This looks more like a regular naval fight between the Jackdaw and a frigate to me.

3:15: “(Edward) looks pretty young here” Wtf? They can’t even see his face because he is wearing the hood, but Destin insists that he “looks younger”. Which is funny, because just by the fact that he is wearing the trademark assassin’s hoodie we can determined this happens later in the game (as we already know that when the game starts he is a buccaneer and knows nothing about the assassin order yet).

4:30: “So right here he is fighting some white coats. We have already established that the white coats are French” Seems legit :D

5:18 “We see an older man (…) His hair is really gray” “He looks aged… he looks aged” This is just footage of Edward from behind with his hood down, so no idea what he’s talking about.

5:28 “I think this is either Edward Kenway a little bit in the future OR the king that he worked for” Excuse me, what? I mean... what?!? ;)

6:22 “Right here, we see another french men” :p

7:40 “I think this is the ten ships that sunk with a ton of gold, and he’s gonna take it back” Highly unlikely, as (again) there were eleven, and those ships don’t look like Spanish galleons. This is more likely the British fleet that Governor Woodes Rogers sent to take control of Nassau, and that Kenway and Charles Vane tried to stop.

10:11 “So back in Havana… Why are the french there?” “It seems like the french have invaded Havana, for some reason” IGN changing history. Pure gold! ;)

11:45 “I believe he is Blackbeard” Duuude! You don’t have to know that he is Benjamin Hornigold, but thinking that he is Blackbeard? It’s hard to believe that none of these guys have seen the cinematic trailer for BF, but even if that is true… He doesn’t even have a frigging beard!! I mean… seriously?

12:04 “Blackbeard brought this french man here to maybe interrogate him” Totally :D

12:38 “There you go, there is the English flag” It’s a SPANISH flag! Again, really? You can’t even tell the difference between the English and the Spanish flag? Not only they're completely different, but those flags are in countless historical movies.

12:55 “It’s totally possible that when you start out (…) one of the first things you do is sink and rob ten ships” If they are talking about the Spanish galleons (and they are), that is as likely as blowing up ten tanks throwing little rocks. These guys clearly have no idea what they’re talking about.

14:30 “This is a French building” That’s the Cathedral of The Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Havana. Very frenchy! ;)

14:40 “(The french) colonized the capital” “That’s why we are seeing french men the whole time in Havana” Sure, IGN, sure… It’s a French conspiracy! :p

15:08 “This is definitely Blackbeard” (Facepalm) Again, where is the beard?? XD That’s Benjamin Hornigold.

15:15 “It’s the same character in all three of this shots” Again, they think is Blackbeard a little bit older ;) He is in fact Charles Vane.

15:30 “It’s totally possible that is the same dude getting older” “Mmm… so how does Blackbeard scar go away?” ;)

15:52 “You know what…. That dude with the scar, maybe that’s Edward Kenway” Really?!? Haven’t you noticed (and even mentioned before) that Edward is blonde? Holy **** of God. It's Hornigold again.

16:04 “Why are they trying to trick us?" Dude, you’re tricking yourself. At this point you aren't even sure if YOU are Blackbeard! :D

Thank you IGN guys for the “educational lesson” (as they say near the end) about Assasin’s creed Black Flag. I can’t wait for the next video. Now comment!

05-16-2013, 12:48 AM
Nuh-SOW! It's pronounced Nassaw. Yeah NASA. xD

05-16-2013, 01:21 AM
This video was so painful for me as a history student. Just...so painful.

05-16-2013, 01:25 AM
talk about overkill :|

05-16-2013, 08:56 AM
Saw this yesterday and killed myself. I am now dead.

The video description is the best though. "Get a nice history lesson in this detailed analysis"

05-16-2013, 12:00 PM
Now I know who is behind the keyboard when I see comments that say " CONNOR IS STILL ALIVE?!" Under an AC4 video.

05-16-2013, 12:39 PM
This is so bad. Like beyond bad, like M said, its Overkill... but x1132859138051032

05-16-2013, 01:03 PM
Edward - Grey hair :confused: Clearly Blonde as his friend points out (& this tool still isn't convinced)

Dual pistol targeting possibly in multiplayer ......................... Do these guys even realise how Multiplayer works ?
Sure we'll have a MP character with twin pistols - For assassination animations .........but 2 actual guns to target multiple contracts at once :rolleyes:- Get a grip guys.
They're supposed to sound like they know what they're talking about aren't they ?

Ignorance = Begins with IGN .

05-16-2013, 02:51 PM
Lol nice breakdown :D! I read the comment section. There was a lot of hate lol.

05-16-2013, 05:20 PM
They really are the epitome of ignorance. That video was bad...really bad. Hearing his repeated attempts at pronouncing 'Nassau' was painful, and him thinking that Edward was 'old' and had grey hair (which quite clearly was blonde) in a particular scene was hilariously confusing. It must be one of their worst and most awkward rewind theatres.

05-16-2013, 05:36 PM
These guys are complete idiots, why does IGN even release this?

05-16-2013, 06:46 PM
These guys are complete idiots, why does IGN even release this?

These guys are complete idiots

05-16-2013, 08:18 PM
Yeah, I quit watching these rewind theater things a long time ago. They either point out really obvious things, or they're really obviously wrong.