There were certainly a few attempts to make a decent pirate videogame in the wake of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Sadly, none really had the budget to deliver the scope of such a project with the cinematic prowess that would be required to really win gamers over.
So with Ubisoft's history-hopping Assassin's Creed franchise already bringing out blockbuster quality titles year-on-year, and with the last game introducing the well-received sailing combat mechanics, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag really is the first best shot at showing how games could do justice to the swashbucking setting.
Ubisoft has gone big on video promotional content for the game, but this latest trailer just released today really shows how marvellous the game looks while laying on the cliched drama in a way you can't help but admire.
Check out the three minute video below: