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Could Assassin's Creed Be the Next Mario?

Alex Hutchison, franchise lead for Assassin's Creed, recently compared AC to Mario and other Japanese franchises. Holygrenade takes a gander at that comparison

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prototypeknuckles1399d ago

I love assassins creed I really do and I could give 2 shits about Mario unless its paper Mario but there is no way that ac is going to become the next Mario, it just wont happen.

TheMasterShake1399d ago

what really needs to happen is square needs to stop making those garbage ass FFXII games and get with nintendo to make another Mario RPG.

-Mika-1399d ago

No because unlike Mario. Assassin Creed has an amazing story and it constantly keeping the gameplay fresh.

DigitalAnalog1399d ago (Edited 1399d ago )

You were being sarcastic right? SMB, Donkey Kong GB to Mario 64 to Galaxy 2 are some of the most original experiences from the same plumber. And yet AC still relies on auto-combat and auto free-running with minor implementations added is somehow considered "fresh"?

HammadTheBeast1399d ago

Template vs. Assassins > Saving Peach all day long, only for her to be in another castle.

Just joking.

grailly1399d ago

also: " amazing story"? WHAT?!?

Nimblest-Assassin1398d ago (Edited 1398d ago )

I love mario (well the 3d ones mostly).. but in the end, you are still platforming, jumping on enemies, and collecting power-ups. Condemning AC for its gameplay, would be the same as condemning mario for its gameplay... which has still been the same for years. Its what they do to keep it fresh (Galaxy had the gravity mechanic, and sunshine had the waterpack) The 2d marios are not doing anything fresh, so thats why I pass on them

Plus have you seen Ac3? Its a major overhaul

I think the AC franchise can continue if they go the zelda route. By introducing new characters and settings, that are seperate from the previous games, introducing new gameplay mechanics that make sense for that new time period

With AC3 we have

-hunting
-ocean exploration
-tree navigation
-side quest and guild quests
-seasonal changes, that effect gameplay
-updated combat system
-increased stealth mechanics

With each new setting, they can add new features to keep the game fresh

Thats why I enjoy the 3d marios, and AC.. because each new setting changes the gameplay drastically

Hell I think they can keep making Ac games, until they run out of history

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DarkTower8051399d ago

AC does have a good story, but imo it's waaay too drawn out. It could have been told in 2 games, but the devs chose to milk the game and gamers to make more cash. Imo, that ruined the pace of the story as well as my enthusiasm for the franchise. I didn't even play Revelations, and I'm on the fence with AC3 only because the devs already said there will be more AC in the future. If they don't finish the storyline with AC3 I'm not hanging around for the yearly iteration just to find out what happens.

hay1399d ago

Amen to that brother, my exact thoughts on the series.
However, improvements made in Revelations and Brotherhood are fantastic foundations for the future of the series. While the story is way too drawn out, gameplay evolves with each iteration.

DarkTower8051399d ago

"While the story is way too drawn out, gameplay evolves with each iteration."

And that has been the saving grace of the series. The difference in gameplay from the first AC to AC3 is amazing.

phantomexe1399d ago

I agree with you on desmonds story but desmond isn't what makes the AC universe what it is. Its not even that great IMO. So yea end desmonds story but not all AC games because of it. That be kind of retarded imo it's a franchise. How many games let you go back in time and visit historical places and see events set with fictional story. In brotherhood seeing that roman colossim. It just blow my mind,,,so i ask you again how many games can do that. AC games are to unique to end in and age where everything is a shooter.

Nimblest-Assassin1398d ago (Edited 1398d ago )

They could go the zelda route if they want to continue the series past 3.

New assassins in new timelines, with out a narrative thread to hold them together (Desmond and the present timeline)

With unique gameplay for each setting

Also AC3 is the end of desmonds story, and connors only game... if they make a new Ac... it will focus on new characters

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sandman2241399d ago

Never two different games and Mario is a classic and in my opinion more fun.

KMCROC541399d ago

Hopfully Ubisoft knows when to say enough & not try to milk the franchise with horrible games just to keep it around . cause 31 years is enough milking time.

Roper3161399d ago

to much AC in to short of a time imho.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1399d ago (Edited 1399d ago )

Is that sarcasm? lol if it's not the here are a couple of facts for ya..

There have been 7 AC games since the first Assassin's creed's release back in 2007 (counting both the Vita and PSP Versions).

There have been 35 Mario games in the same time frame. *facepalm*

So no AC isn't the next Mario. NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! Assassin's creed is 28 games short.

Roper3161398d ago

For me personally a game releasing on a yearly basis is to much in to short of time. I don't care what series it is. To me there should be a few years in between releases of any series.

I wasn't even taking Mario into consideration when I made my comment I was strictly talking about the AC series. I haven't played a Mario game since the early 90's.

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