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Is it too early for Assassin’s Creed 4?

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag has now been officially announced, but is the yearly cycle model a good fit for the brand? VG247′s Dave Cook argues for and against the move.

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zerocrossing1209d ago (Edited 1209d ago )

It does feel as if the franchise is getting milked, maybe if they just waited longer between sequels and implemented some unique game mechanics more people would start showing interest again.

AsimLeonheart1208d ago

It definitely feels like it is early. AC3 launched in November and AC4 has a release date of October! Ubisoft are now not even letting a full year go by before releasing another AC. They have found a cash cow and now they are going to milk its udders dry.

Nimblest-Assassin1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

I really want them to slow down to

Reading these interviews... its seems like they understand what went wrong with AC3 and AC4 is bringing the best elements of all previous AC games

-Character is more like Ezio
-Distinct locations
-Less handholding
-AC1 assassination structure
-Less Load times
-Reducing the clutter in AC3 by making hunting and crafting make sense
-Make the player feel more involved and interested in the modern plot
-A better upgrade system

It's disheartening to myself that even though they seem to understand their mistakes with AC3

Everyone including myself is skeptical.. or makes milk jokes

It seems that this game could be for AC3 what AC2 did for AC1

zerocrossing1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

Which is a big shame since I think the franchise would benefit from a rest and a next gen makeover, but Ubisoft seem content on milking it to death in CoD fashion instead.

@ Nimblest-Assassin

Developers always say "we know what went wrong" or "we're getting back to the what made the franchise good" and "we listened to the fans and blah blah blah (generic statement) "

Honestly, I would be extremely careful in not buying into what the devs are telling you, after all it's their job to sell you the product good or bad.

They need to take the franchise forward and not just fall back on what made Assassins creed good in the first place.

Nimblest-Assassin1208d ago

@zerocrossing

I know, I need to take everything with a grain of salt since I was burned with AC3

But... I really want all of this to be true

Its no secret I love this franchise... but in that moment when you feel like its wrong to be excited for a game troubles me

I just want it to be good, and prove people wrong

I don't want to look like a fool, excited for a game everyone dismisses and mocks

It feels like a franchise I love is slowly dying... and I don't want that

I just want ubisoft to be smart with this one, and all future releases

No more annual releases, no more filler... just take their time and make solid compelling gameplay and stories... thats all

JoySticksFTW1208d ago

@ Nimblest-Assassin

That last response...

That was some heart-felt feels, Bro. All of it.

Some heart-felt feels from a true fan :'(

Man, I want AC to find its way too.

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Simon_Brezhnev1208d ago (Edited 1208d ago )

I just hope the story isnt as bad as Revelations since they have the same writer. So i'm forward to force romance. I will love being a pirate. I dont want to be a wannabe hero like Connor. I want to be evil and trash all military fleets. LOL

NYC_Gamer1209d ago

Assassin Creed is being milked like many other franchises even though few would admit

rob851209d ago

another COD in action genre

Nunchez1209d ago

Definitely is. At least if they brought some new features to the franchise it would've been interesting, but now it looks like that's not the case.

Simco8761209d ago

Eh, I'm glad they are releasing more AC baby. Nothing like CoD. I can spend hours in open world instead of a 4 hour single player campaign and then multiplayer that gets boring after about 30 - 60 minutes.

Just like Fallout..the more AC the better. Give me disagrees, I been running one bubble for two years!

rezzah1209d ago

These people don`t like the series, if they did would they complain about having more of what they like?

Instead they complain about release dates.

Overall the story is what matters. As long as the story is not affected negatively there will be no dire issue.

zerocrossing1209d ago (Edited 1209d ago )

Im all for having more assassins creed if it actually tried to mix things up a bit, it's jut too samey and tedious now, they need to let the franchise rest and bring it back next gen with a complete overhaul.

Keep buying the same thing over and over and that's what you'll get just like the CoD crowd.

JoySticksFTW1208d ago

"Give me disagrees, I been running one bubble for two years!"

Love this! He's like I don't give a F'! XD

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