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10 Things We Need to See in Assassin’s Creed 4

Justin Belin writes, "Okay, Assassin’s Creed 3, I admit it, you did a lot of things right. However, you can still do better."

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rbailey1331d ago

Good article and I might I also add that Assassin's Creed 4 needs a better ending too

Ozymandsss1331d ago

That seems to be a theme in sequels that end with "3" these days.

rbailey1331d ago

You're absolutely right. I'm still trying to get over that original Mass Effect 3 ending lol

Nimblest-Assassin1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

I think Ubisoft just went way to ambitious with AC3, that their ambition bit them in the ass in the end. Same problem I had with Arkham City

I think what Ubi should do is focus on key elements, and really refine them. The stealth, while probably the best in the series, is not great compared to other games.

By refining core mechanics, rather than going crazy adding so many things, I think AC3 would not have so many flaws technically.

Also, mission structure could have been better, AC2 had great mission balance, AC3 felt really weird when it came to missions

Also, I never understood this fascination with challenge and open world games. Open world games are meant and designed to let players lose and have fun, not challenge them.

I feel like a badass playing AC3 and the Batman games, the GTA's and Red dead redemption as well. If I want a challenge, I would play a platformer or Dark Souls, not an open world games. I play these to have fun.

Also, while I understand some people are upset with Connor as a character, I think its comendable that ubi treated the native people with that much respect. The most I've ever seen in a game before. Frankly I really liked Connor, he is no Ezio, but Ezio had the most time to grow. I hope they add story dlc to connor, rather than full games in order to flesh out his character more, and move onto a new time period with AC4

Also, Desmonds ending while disappointing is not a clusterf*** like ME3. It makes sense based on the events of previous games, rather than introdicing random new characters and elements to the story at the last second

WilliamH1331d ago

I would like an Assassins Creed that doesn't bore me off me tits. More like AC2 would be very welcome

Scissorman821331d ago

I just don't understand how Ubisoft undid the mechanics that worked so well in AC2. And try as they might, I don't ever thing we'll ever see a protagonist as compelling as Ezio.

phantomexe1331d ago

Couldn't disagree more the mechanics have really never changed and Ezio was very unpopular in his frist outing. He started to grow on people in later games. There are lots of perhistoric articles about just that. There are few things i would like to see return but overall i'm preety happy with AC3.

Nelson M1331d ago

I cant understand why they dont let you grab and beat up the npc's walkin around anymore
Nothing better than grabbin a fat chick and punchin her then throwing her down the steps
And please no more missions that involve throwing tea overboard

WilliamH1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

That's fatist. No point throwing her down steps, she would only bounce.

ZBlacktt1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Yes, I have 75 hours into this game so far. So much Google and Youtube is needed to play it. To try and understand how to start certain tasks. Places not marked on the map. How to get around bugged out parts. So many mindless side quests. Like right now.... I've been sitting here for 2 hours trying to get the Encyclopedia of the Common Man. Down to the last one to get from the Lumber guys and they won't do it. Watch the moon come up and go down like 10 times.... who thought this would be fun?

I have one underground tunnel in NY that is glitched. Not sure how I'm going to fix that just yet. Otherwise everything else is done. A lot of side quest stuff in this game!

I did very much like the Naval game play though. The missions with the big waves was fun!

WilliamH1331d ago

I think Ubisoft went for the Skyrim Approach. They thought let's litter the map with so much pointless stuff. The game goes out of it's way to annoy the player.

Scissorman821331d ago

That's the issue. it just seems to big for it's own good. There are times when I felt that the game was straight up trolling me. And the glitches, my God the glitches...

Perhaps if Ubisoft had scaled back it wouldn't have been such a technical mess.

ZBlacktt1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

With all this hunting I was having flashbacks of Red Dead Redemption, lol. The only part about animal killing that I though was a little over the top was the killing of guard dogs. I was like whoa that's not going to go over well.

That and these rage fest side games. When you have to google to death how to beat someone at some board game all to get a freakin brozen trophy. That's a little over the top!!!!

Eamon1331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Yeah Ubisoft basically planned big and had hardly any time to realise it all.

They didn't add in any Prince of Persia style levels that were in AC2, ACB and ACR!

I would have gladly had those instead of the sea missions! And Connor was as bland as a vegetable. Haytham was much more of an interesting character!

And the American Revolution setting kind of sucked. Boston and New York weren't fun to play around it. The frontier was definitely fun especially the tree running.

I don't know why but I didn't take much issue with the ending. Maybe because I heard of a lot of people complaining before I finished so I put down my expectations. Although I thought AC3 would be the final game in the franchise. Guess not! Come at me, Juno!

Ozymandsss1331d ago

I really missed those POP type levels too! The trinket missions tried to approximate them but didnt go far enough.

Also, Boston and New York just didnt feel different enough from one another. That may be historically accurate but it didnt make for interesting gameplay. Maybe Connor should have headed to a european city at some point (London?) just to mix it up.

On the whole, I agree with everything this article said.

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