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catkiller97
06-12-2013, 08:38 AM
Earlier :-

http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-true-golden-age-of-pirates.png


NOW :-

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/8652_10151719937736663_515191089_n.jpg


https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/972156_586185601421116_1129817490_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/972283_586185658087777_1790822507_n.jpg

Assassin_M
06-12-2013, 08:42 AM
False advertising...he has holsters..

Legendz54
06-12-2013, 08:53 AM
made him look younger.

MasterAssasin84
06-12-2013, 11:43 AM
False advertising...he has holsters..

Or maybe the petition for holsters thread was actualy picked up the AC4 dev team ! :D

Moultonborough
06-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Can you get a up close view of the first ones?

Assassin_M
06-12-2013, 11:54 AM
http://images.vg247.com/current//2013/02/AC4BF_PS3_UK_2D.jpg

AherasSTRG
06-12-2013, 12:05 PM
The previous was twice as cool.

MasterAssasin84
06-12-2013, 12:06 PM
The previous was twice as cool.

Na i prefer the new box art to be honest.

Assassin_M
06-12-2013, 12:08 PM
The previous was twice as cool.
Meh...don`t really see THAT much difference..

Moultonborough
06-12-2013, 12:27 PM
Thanks M. Anyway, it only looks a little brighter to me. Nothing major wise.

FR0ZENZiNE
06-12-2013, 12:31 PM
I prefer the new box art. Looks nice.

SixKeys
06-12-2013, 12:31 PM
Gotta admit the new one looks better. The old one has more detail, but looks less on-model. I like the little smirk Edward has in the new one. He also looks less bulky and the colors are brighter. In the old one the background consists of dark mountains (or is it a fort?) and the weather looks gloomy, in the new one you see a bright green jungle on the left and the weather is sunny. It gives me more of the same feeling of sailing the Caribbean under clear skies that we've seen from the trailers so far rather than a dark and gloomy atmosphere.

lothario-da-be
06-12-2013, 12:34 PM
Both look ugly as hell and totaly not ac-ish.

roostersrule2
06-12-2013, 12:35 PM
I liked the animus background things the previous ones had.

SixKeys
06-12-2013, 12:35 PM
Both look ugly as hell and totaly not ac-ish.

How do they look not AC-ish? What defines an AC-looking cover for you?

catkiller97
06-12-2013, 12:38 PM
I live the new boxart.

silvermercy
06-12-2013, 12:38 PM
How do they look not AC-ish? What defines an AC-looking cover for you?
Altair or Ezio on the cover. :p

lothario-da-be
06-12-2013, 12:40 PM
How do they look not AC-ish? What defines an AC-looking cover for you?
When the its simple and there isn't much next to the character and when they show him with the hidden blade instead of a gun, sword or tomahawk. I also don't like that it isn't verical.

SixKeys
06-12-2013, 12:50 PM
When the its simple and there isn't much next to the character and when they show him with the hidden blade instead of a gun, sword or tomahawk. I also don't like that it isn't verical.

Soooo....Basically every cover since 2007 should follow the same design?

montagemik
06-12-2013, 12:53 PM
False advertising...he has holsters..

Connor had matching Gauntlets. ;)

ACfan443
06-12-2013, 01:24 PM
I liked the old one better. But this is trivial to say the least.

DisbandedBox359
06-12-2013, 01:29 PM
very little difference tbh, but if i was pushed i prefer the first one

Ureh
06-12-2013, 03:11 PM
I like the Edward in the first, but both backgrounds are too vibrant/busy. But they need to catch eyes so if they think that's the way to do it.

Aphex_Tim
06-12-2013, 03:29 PM
totaly not ac-ish.

Not this again....

Anyway I like the new one better. In the new one It looks like he just killed that guy on the ground. He looks at him and even seems to have a little smirk on his face; whereas in the old one it looks like he's just standing around or something.

guardian_titan
06-12-2013, 05:37 PM
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9397/covercompare.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/covercompare.jpg/)

Hopefully that's not too big. Click for the full size (http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9397/covercompare.jpg).

There's a couple differences between the two images. I found 15 alone although some I combined into a single bullet point.
1.) Edward's head shifted angles. He's looking more down in the new one. He also now has an obvious smirk.
2.) Edward's hand holding the flintlock has shifted a little.
3.) Edward's bracer on the arm holding the sword changed. It's now grey rather than brown.
4.) The texture on Edward's armor has overall changed
5.) The overall angle of Edward has shifted
6.) Edward's draping belt strap (not sure what it's called) is higher in the new cover
7.) Edward's lower robes drape differently on his legs
8.) Edward's pants has changed colors. They're lighter in the new one.
9.) Edward appears to be younger. Less emphasis on facial hair (but he is blonde and blonde tends to blend into skin more so harder to notice) and his armor also suggests he's younger compared to the more detailed/fancy armor on the original cover. Perhaps hints at some armor progression looks?
10.) Edward's flintlock in his hand changed (the end of the barrel is different).
11.) Edward's finger is on the trigger of his flintlock in the new one. It's not quite as obvious if his finger's on the trigger in the old one.
12.) Edward lost the gun on his belt and gained a new sword in the same location.

Background
1.) The Assassin flag has changed. Appears to be less tattered in the new one.
2.) The background has changed although the African sailor is still visible in both but not as prominently in the new one (he's more hidden by Edward rather than blurred). The island in the background appears to be the same one in both but from slightly different angles
3.) The guy in the foreground has changed angles and cloths

Overall, some interesting changes. I like the new one.

pacmanate
06-12-2013, 05:46 PM
Kinda glad it changed, the first one looked too much like crazy turkish armour from ACR. New boxart is better, more cloth. Especially his bracers etc being out of leather rather than metal.

Mr_Shade
06-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Interesting topic... :)

silvermercy
06-12-2013, 05:53 PM
I think the 2nd one makes him look more like a pirate. I think it's the pose and the fact his clothes are not so "shiny" and textured. They look more like pirate clothes now. The pirate flag is emphasized more, too.

pacmanate
06-12-2013, 05:57 PM
I think the 2nd one makes him look more like a pirate. I think it's the pose and the fact his clothes are not so "shiny" and textured. They look more like pirate clothes now. The pirate flag is emphasized more, too.

Yeah like I said, it does look like the Turkish armour, the stuff near his legs looks so stiff and stupid and his armour looks OP. Like M said, NO ARMOUR. :p

montagemik
06-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Kinda glad it changed, the first one looked too much like crazy turkish armour from ACR. New boxart is better, more cloth. Especially his bracers etc being out of leather rather than metal.


They changed it to include a more accurate Flag & include the Mast /crows nest , Just to tie in with the Buccaneer & Black Chest edition collectibles .;) (Honest)

Will_Lucky
06-12-2013, 06:01 PM
Tough call, I prefer the look of Edward in the first one. But I prefer the scenery in the second one. In both cases they seem sharper and merging them would have in my opinion been better.

ArabianFrost
06-12-2013, 06:01 PM
Yeah like I said, it does look like the Turkish armour, the stuff near his legs looks so stiff and stupid and his armour looks OP. Like M said, NO ARMOUR. :p

Actually, if you see the gamespot interview, Ismail mentions the existence of Armour in AC4. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Toa TAK
06-12-2013, 06:02 PM
I'm fine with it. Still prefer the AC1-AC2 boxarts.

pacmanate
06-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Actually, if you see the gamespot interview, Ismail mentions the existence of Armour in AC4. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Y U DO DIS

As long as it isn't making him look like a bulky bastard then im fine with it.

montagemik
06-12-2013, 08:02 PM
Y U DO DIS

As long as it isn't making him look like a bulky bastard then im fine with it.

Possibly 'Leather Armour' as on box-art or 'Captain Drake' outfit - (metal armour makes little sense on a Ship at sea TBH)

Megas_Doux
06-12-2013, 09:01 PM
I like the nnew one better!

LoyalACFan
06-12-2013, 10:51 PM
I like the new one better, I honestly never liked the old one that much. He looked like he was 20 years older than he appears in the screenshots, and he had absolutely no personality whatsoever.

It's not like it matters, though, they could stick a picture of his toenails on the cover and it wouldn't bother me. I probably take the disc out when I first buy it and never look at the case again... just like all my games.

monster_rambo
06-13-2013, 12:08 AM
Seriously with that 60 minutes of exclusive crap again? The so called "exclusive" for ps3 barely lasts 15 minutes. I can see they change this soon to say 4 missions.

mhg87
06-13-2013, 09:08 PM
Kinda glad it changed, the first one looked too much like crazy turkish armour from ACR. New boxart is better, more cloth. Especially his bracers etc being out of leather rather than metal.

Plus, It doesnt make sense fpor him to be wearing heavy, metal armor when its 100 degrees out.
(and yes I mean Farenheit, I'm not making the conversion right now)

MasterAssasin84
06-13-2013, 09:10 PM
Y U DO DIS

As long as it isn't making him look like a bulky bastard then im fine with it.

Well the simple solution to this is not purchase it ! that is as longs as certain sequences don't require the mandatory use of armour )