The time for realism in videogaming is reaching its threshold and will eventually begin to lose favor to Romanticism. Zelda is a prime example of this.
There are still adventures that will draw me in - the Wii U's release schedule will soon turn into a murderer's row of A+ content. But I would be lying if I said anything has caught my imagination the same way that the original Revolution did. 2006 and 2007 felt like an age of innovation.
Black Flag is a surprisingly brilliant experience that you should absolutely give a chance.