In an industry with a lot of parody and piggy-backing, why has Assassin's Creed never been copied?
Well it will be pretty hard to copy without looking like it was copied (I am talking about reliving memories part). I am surprised Assassin games set in historical locations hasn't been copied.
I thought it was pretty similar to Tenchu. Assassinations in historical locations, etc......
Right yeah that's what I mean. I feel like nowadays, in lots of industries, that when something new and original that is successful comes out, other competitors jump all over the idea and then create their own version of it. You can look at phones, movies, tv shows, etc. So it's surprising no studio hasn't even tried it.
Wasn't ubisoft sued for stealing the whole idea in the first place?
Interesting. So do you think that's why no one else has tried to go that direction with another game?
I believe a sci-fi author wrote a book that included some sort of device that could send an individual into his ancestors past by means of manipulating genetic memory passed through dna. Sound familiar? That aside... They appear to have pretty much covered their bases. The gameplay elements are varied and the setting can be drastically altered to suit their needs. It would be pretty hard for a franchise to come up with a plausable excuse to span various points in history. Personally I believe the only reason someone hasn't made an AC clone is that it's multiplatform. You would need to make a game that blew it out of the water in order for it to succeed. Dante's Inferno was made because God of War was never going to make it to xbox. It's a direct copy gameplay wise. Just with different characters. I loved the game but it's a rip-off. Then you have other exclusives.. smash bros/all stars. mariokart/modnation. Maybe it's because AC is already so full of other gameplay elements it's hard to pin down exactly what AC is. Stealth appears in many guises in MANY games. Parkour exists in a lot of this gens titles. Shooting an melee have been staples since time immemorial. It could be said that AC has copied many other games but in doing so has made those facets their own. What about the latest castlevania? That was pretty much an amalgamation of several games, GoW, Shadow of the colossus etc. Yet it's elements fitted together well, and didn't really feel like a rip-off. Can you copy a game that is just elements of gameplay taken from other games? I'm B*ggered if I know either way. And it's 2 hours past my bedtime.
its never been copied because ubisoft wants to copy the formula there self and make theyre other franchises just like assassins creed EX: the new prince of persia reboot looks just like an egyptian ac, beyond good and evil is reported to play like ac and from the few screens seen it looks more realistic than the predecessor.
It would be hard to copy something like this without people saying "omg this is an assassins creed copy"
Open world games are very expensive
Yea i think the cost of developing something from scratch to match or come close to the quality and polish of AC would be very costly and time consuming. Way too much work.
well Assassins Creed isnt all that great to begin with thats why its "never" been copied. Look at Uncharted 2, came out in 2009 and E3 2012 showed all these games finally copying it. Even by franchised you wouldnt expect. Star Wars 1313 was a direct copy of Uncharted, so was Tomb Raider. Also Resident Evil 6 and Splinter Cell. All going for Cinematic action that there series wasnt known for. I say give it time and games will "copy" Assassins Creed if AC3 is a success. Seems AC3 is the only game in the series thats worth copying
Actually Tomb Raider has been around a lot longer than Uncharted has. So really it's Uncharted stealing from Tomb Raider.
@suprking951 I'm pretty sure UC is the most ORIGINAL GAME this gen, especially with that fight scene (i'm thinking this is what you were implying here) on the plane that SW copied it from....and it sure doesn't look anything like this at all right? http://www.youtube.com/watc... i haven't even mentioned the horse riding out of the canyon as the temple crumbles behind you is very original too. :D I wonder why they even put Harrison Ford face on ad poster for UC3 instead of Drake? You have any ideas?
@supra you have no idea what you are talking about.
well it is simaler to balled of gay tony because once u beat the game u can go back and replay the missions in the game
also the idea of infamous is kinda like assassin creed because they both have the same set up in the map like assassin creed brother hood it is set of different locations in where the enimies are located
assassins creed is kinda similar to prince of Persia in some aspects.
Cuz it would take too much time, by the time the copy cat would be released 2 assassins creed games will have come out and the copy cat would look like a cheap hack
While the statement i guess can be considered true, the main reason it was never copied is simply due to the number of things required to make gamers say it's a copy. Assassins Creed is an open world game, which is quite similar to inFAMOUS, Prototype and other such games. They also share elements like the ability to climb on walls, hidden stuff (blast shards / feathers), and much more. Since this is basically all Assassins Creed is, you can basically claim any 3rd person open world game is a copy of another. Ultimately no singular element of Assassins Creed is really "unique" (it has a nice spin though) and no one is going to spend the money to make a CC of this game when even a little effort can avoid this fate.
"Why has Assassin's Creed never been copied?" umm because its a tired game?
humm Assassin's Creed inspired by metal gear.
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