Submitted by -Mezzo- 1119d ago | opinion piece

Why Assassin's Creed Defines This Generation

1up - Ubisoft's franchise encapsulates the past seven years of console gaming. (Assassin's Creed, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

-Mezzo-  +   1119d ago
Easily one of the best Franchise to have come to life this Generation.
LOGICWINS  +   1119d ago
Agreed. What a great lore.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1119d ago
Its platforming is flawed though.
It needs a dedicated jump/climb button.
You just end up clinging on to walls you don't intend to climb all because they made it the same as the run button. More so in AC3.
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pulsuhundur  +   1118d ago

Yeah, that's actually the only negative thing I can mention about this game. Sometimes when I just wanna run straight ahead, I end up spending like 5 minutes trying to drop down from something I never intended to climb in the first place xD It's a great game nonetheless.
N311V  +   1118d ago
I've heard this criticism before but personally it's not something I experience. I might be because I only ever run when chasing or being chased by someone. When I'm just trying to get from point A to point B I typically fast walk as it feels out of place to be springing through the streets for no reason.
Campy da Camper  +   1118d ago
I would put Infamous in the top tier, too. Great story superb gameplay and it actually allows you to set the difficulty to your style. Man I hope I3 is a next gen launch title.
Irishguy95  +   1119d ago
Looks over substance

This gen ^

Assassins creed Perfectly represents this gen. The animation, the fluid 'looking' combat, extremely easy gameplay, repetitive etc

Logic, I ain't saying it has to be difficult, but it has to be challenging. I never found a point in 'running/hiding' in the AC franchise. It's always been almost impossible to die, Assassination and stealth were never what it was about, that was supposed to be the main gameplay element. Not fighting off hordes of enemies with extreme ease to the point that combat itself is actually boring. Also, you spend most of AC playing it, not watching an epic story or characters like Heavy Rain. It's just a shame the gameplay is so mediocre.

Easy does not cover how easy AC is. And you say it "it's a design choice". Yeah that's right, it's a bad design choice
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LOGICWINS  +   1119d ago
I don't see easy gameplay as a con. It's a design choice. Games like AC/Yakuza aren't challenging because they are about showing you epic stories/characters, not difficult gameplay.
chaldo  +   1119d ago
Oh look he doesnt have enough bubbles to comment back =(
Soldierone  +   1119d ago
I'd compare it to Sly. The game is the fun of sneaking around, climbing things, and finding things while the story evolves around you.

The game doesn't need to be hard to be fun. Assassins Creed being easy isn't like shooters being easy, its entirely different.

in other words I agree lol
ginsunuva  +   1118d ago
Where did Yakuza come from?
badz149  +   1119d ago
CoD defines this generation
I'm not even a fan of CoD, neither am I a fan of AC too but in terms of defining this gen, CoD wins hands down!
SneeringImperialist  +   1119d ago
COD defines the word mediocre.
Soldierone  +   1119d ago
I would say thats the entire point, lol

Look at this generation compared to last ones. Shooter after shooter after shooter. COD dominated nearly the entire time, and a lot of games lost their creative tones. Before you could have cartoon mascots, this generation everything had to be "realistic" and revolve around guns....
Hicken  +   1119d ago
Sadly, you are correct. I wish you weren't, though, as there are plenty of games that don't get the recognition they deserve from gamers because they're not Call of Duty.
vortis  +   1118d ago
I don't know why you're getting disagrees but you're 100% correct.

Blaps 2 will make a $1 billion and still have a bunch of pubs chasing the dollar signs like guys chase tail.

I also agree with the Irishguy above about Assassin's Creed...it's a good franchise but it's waaaaaaaaaaay too easy. The only time I die is because I choose to die. I've never "naturally" died in the game because of enemy difficulty. As a top notch, stealthy assassin I found myself easily mowing down hundreds of guys with ease and I can't tell you how lore-breaking that is. '

COD on the otherhand...meh. It's a cash-in title and it perfectly represents what this gen is compared to the previous ones, as Soldierone pointed out.

There still isn't a game this gen that compares to Shadow of the Colossus in terms of originality, innovation and story intrigue, the closest thing is Dark Souls and that's nothing like Shadow of the Colossus.

And WTF is up with all the mascots going away for Michael Bayism? Worst. Choice. Ever.
Relientk77  +   1119d ago
Assassin's Creed is definitely one of my favorite franchises this generation
Treian  +   1119d ago
Uncharted defines this generation.
LOGICWINS  +   1118d ago
For me, it's a toss up between Mass Effect 2, Uncharted 2, GTA: Liberty City stories, Batman: Arkham City, and Assassin's Creed 2(Haven't played AC3 yet).

All of of them have fun gameplay, engrossing stories, and fantastic characters. I recommend these games to ANY gamer.

I'd give honorable mentions to Yakuza 4 and Valkyria Chronicles. Both are excellent titles IMO, but they may not be for everyone.
USMC_POLICE  +   1118d ago
Soldierone if you have any military background as i do i am sure you know that in no way is cod realistic. The closest to realistic i felt was socom and socom 4 ruined that.
chazjamie  +   1118d ago
i will never understand why this game has such a loyal fan base. possibly one of the worst and most boring games i have ever played in my life(yes i played ass 2). this game hardly defines a genre, let alone an entire generation of gaming.
starchild  +   1118d ago
Your taste in games clearly sucks. :-p

I have a ton of fun in all of the Assassin's Creed games. You must be doing it wrong.
SneeringImperialist  +   1118d ago
I agree that AC1 and ACR are quite boring but AC2 and brotherhood are definitely not.

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