Edward Kenway hacked through buccaneers, survived a 21-gun naval bombardment, and tiptoed through flaming wreckage to get back to his ship and escape pursuit. But in the end, he was brought down by that most dreaded foe: The crash of a live demo.

The abrupt end to this Assassin's Creed: Black Flag notwithstanding at all, this game looked well deserving of a swashbuckler's reputation. After all, who wouldn't want to play a pirate trained by assassins?