let us know how the PC version is once you get it.
you're the boss.
I picked up my copy from Microcenter Tuesday night and played through sequence 1.
this afternoon after work I've played up to sequence 3 (when you officially can access most of the map).
my opinion hasn't really changed. Black Flag is awesome.
it's gorgeous (LOVE the tropical setting, the ocean is beautiful in the sunlight) and improves on virtually everything that was almost ruined by AC3.
for starters, Edward is much more interesting and enjoyable than Connor ever was.
the graphics are outstanding and it does look a little sharper on my rig than it does on PS3 since I can choose higher resolution textures and more AA. so far I haven't noticed any hiccups that would indicate a bad port or anything, it just feels like a well-polished PC release. you can customize all the controls (on foot and aboard ship) or play with an Xbox controller. but I still prefer mouse / keyboard which seems to work just fine.
I don't care about the story at all - I just want to stay in the Animus and be a pirate - but the game does interrupt you with "modern" stuff @ Abstergo studios where you have to walk around a little and talk to people. Desmond has been replaced by some nameless boob you don't have to care about. but so far these interruptions are also much less frequent than the last few AC games. Abstergo has only 'pulled' me out once so far, and that was after the first official assassination. the modern Abstergo parts are basically just active cutscenes. there's technically some activities or minigames to do in Abstergo studios but they're optional and I've skipped them to stay in the Animus.
there are SO MANY things to do in the game world and it's pretty damn large.
I cannot begin to count how many individual locations there are to visit outside of major cities (there's like 3-4 cities). even when you're not on an island doing some exploring or crafting or killing, the ocean is full of side jobs and extra missions that all directly contribute to your success as a pirate. nothing feels like fluff or filler or a chore. there's nothing to 'grind' except maybe the first couple levels of upgrades for your ship (like the armor and weapons). every time you go and hunt down a treasure chest or other collectible there's almost guaranteed to be a useful prize/secret/upgrade along with it. everything is 100% seamless aside from fast-travel
the only time you ever see a loading screen is maybe before a cutscene or traveling between major city waypoints.
aside from that you never stop to load. you can transition from on-foot to piloting your boat within seconds. it works extremely well and you never feel like you're being held up or slowed down just to travel from land to sea and back.
the gameplay itself is a huge step up over Connor's adventure.
stealth works again and combat is more fluid. Ubisoft must have actually listened to our complaints and changed the AI to be much more realistic in its patrol behavior. they don't just immediately spot you out of the corner of their eye (or back their heads...) and come rushing with the ENTIRE fort on call. now they actually behave like individual guards who might just be standing around on the job. some of them are bored, some of them are drunk; you can actually sneak around now. it's so much better.
personally, Black Flag might be 2nd place only to GTA V for game of the year 2013.
This is bordering on delusional. I'm willing to bet that
technically speaking, you would be delusional to believe that the Easter Eggs are going to turn into something more.
9 times out of 10, Easter Eggs (in any game or movie, not just Assassins Creed) are just that and nothing else. they're usually just one-time references.