I'll admit, this article has made the game seem very interesting and so far, it appears as if UbiSoft may have listened to player feedback about AC III, which, in my opinion, was a bit of a let down in many places, most noticably, the main character and plot.
Since it looks like the navel mechanics will be returning, I really hope they have been refined, The navel missions were really fun in AC III and I like the idea of the seas being a possible sandbox. Also, with the apparently virsitility of how you engange a navel combat, it should make navel combat even more fun than it was in AC III.
The apparent return of "Borgia Towers" is good news. I know they were technicly back in AC III, but it really didn't feel as if liberating forts from the British actually did as much. I'm not sure, maybe it was just me.
I've noticed, however, there has been nothing on multiplayer (at lest to my knowlege.) I have always thought that the navel missions from AC III would be fun to play with a friend or two, so I very much hope we will see this.
However, one concern I have is the new main chracter. I never liked Connor as I felt he was only using the Creed to furter in own ends and that he was a selfish and arrogant person who didn't mature over the years (unlike Ezio) so I hope that Kenway does not suffer from the same symtoms.
Also, no more Desmond? I can't see that being true. Without spoiling the ending for AC III, thoese who have completed it know it was another clifhanger and nothin is certain. I suspect the unnamed person will mostly likly be an addional chracter. That, and we have still to see what happns to the rest of Desmons group.
"I am justice incarnate: Brought to this world by forces beyond your comprehension. A cleansing storm to sweep across the land and purge it of your foul presence. I am Dust."