"Is there any trick to aimi ..." No. Well, maybe.
Black Flag, the latest Assassin's Creed, is due soon, and to give you a better idea of what life on the Spanish Main was like, Ubisoft has teamed with VICE Media to create a series of documentary shorts. First up on the bill: Charles Vane, the notorious murderer who ended his career strung up at Gallows Point, Port Royal. But it isn't all Charlie, all the time; this short's as much about the island he called home, and the gear he used, as the man himself.
Wondering whether you'd like to swim with the sharks, looking for Spanish loot? Or maybe you'd prefer to swing from ship to ship, flintlocks at the ready? Maybe this will decide you, but don't make your mind up straight away. Blackbeard's the next short subject, to remind you - at pistol point, if necessary - what it means to be a hellfire and brimstone buccaneer.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is due late November 2013 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC: October 29th for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
Source: Game Informer YouTube