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Submitted by ICC_06 573d ago | opinion piece

Assassin's Creed is becoming the new Call of Duty

Ben Salter of MMGN: I actually enjoyed Assassin’s Creed III, but the announcement of a fourth game just 12 months later has me worried. Very worried. Assassin’s Creed is repeating Call of Duty’s juggernaut cash-grab and is facing a similar premature burn-out, possibly as soon as 2013. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ritsuka666  +   573d ago
That's exactly what I think is going to happen.
Ubisoft is just like Activision, they're going to milk a license/series on an annual basis until it's completely dry.
Fateful_Knight  +   573d ago
I won't buy another Ass Creed until the main protagonist moves like Ryu Hyabusa. The combat system needs a major overhaul in an extreme way. And i want it 60fps.
MooseWI  +   573d ago
Only way you'd get 60 is by cutting the graphics or the environment size. Or a PC
haggishurler  +   573d ago
I would like to hear other solutions from those who disagree.
MooseWI  +   573d ago
@haggishurler, no one will reply, they just openly disagree with facts.
Npugz7  +   573d ago
If you don't like it than dont buy it! But shut up and let everyone else enjoy it!
badz149  +   573d ago
that's exactly what people are saying about CoD
so...you kinda agree with the article, don't you think?
AdmiralSnake  +   573d ago
It really isn't though. People complaining is annoying now...They actually CATER to what the fans want, granted I do say the yearly releases should stop, however they're constantly giving the fans what they want, hence sales tend to stay similar or increase.

I see a lot of people Bash, Capcom, Square, EA for not catering to the FANS, Activision and Ubisoft ACTUALLY DOES THAT, just with yearly releases and you guys nag....my god.

Call of Duty is now officially the scapegoat which people use to blame. Yup, LETS BLAME CALL OF DUTY FOR EVERYTHING that we think is bad in the gaming Industry WOOHOO!!! THAT's SO LOGICAL!!
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darren_poolies  +   573d ago
Completely agree and it pisses me off.
Xenial  +   573d ago
Lol bought AC3 day one. Still haven't beat it. xD Why so soon for ACIV?
momthemeatloaf  +   573d ago
Yup the sheep line up
KillerPwned  +   573d ago
Agreed they are making AC games just like COD games are made BUT! AC games seem to actually be different from one another. I acknowledge some of the AC games are alike such as AC 2 and Brotherhood from what I am lead to believe. Overall though these games have been fun and a pleasure to enjoy unlike the repetitiveness that COD brings to the table.
badz149  +   573d ago
AC games are not repetitive?
lol have you actually played all of them? the similarity between AC and CoD goes beyond only about yearly releases!
vitullo31  +   573d ago
The games would be a lot better if they changed the combat it's way too boring and literally takes zero skill and the yearly releases aren't helping either.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   573d ago
who gives a daam.. if they can manage to keep it fresh it shouldnt matter.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   573d ago
Apple milks the iPhone and same thing with Samsung.. its just how the world works
TotalHitman  +   573d ago
Except it's better than COD, IMO.
AllroundGamer  +   573d ago
i was pretty much bored with AC3, so no more AC for me.
Plagasx  +   573d ago
AC4 has been in development since 2011..
Legion21  +   573d ago
You do realize every cod game has a 2 year development cycle and people still give them crap for it. Games with longer development times are usually better, just look at the earlier AC games.
claterz  +   573d ago
It's not all about how much time they are given for development though, it's what they do in that time. Yes Infinity Ward and Treyarch have 2 years to develop the next CoD but they only manage to add a couple of new features and barely upgrade their engine. Look at a game like UC2 and how it compared to the first game. it had the same development time as a CoD game but look at the differences between them.

Short dev cycles are fine, as long as they add enough new features to warrant a purchase every year.
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Legion21  +   571d ago
@claterz honestly everyone who says COD doesn't change is wrong. Black ops 1 is nothing like Black ops 2, story wise and multiplayer. With the new pick 10 system and the ability to make decisions in the campaign. The graphics have been updated too, BO2 looks much better than BO1. The games are sequels, they're suppose to play similar to each other, it wouldn't make sense if they didn't.
Red_Devilz  +   573d ago
I was so bored with AC3 that I didn't even feel like starting any mission after a while. The storyline felt boring (and annoying at times), characters were stupid and not worth remembering, the dialogues in gameplay were so idiotic that I preferred skipping them, gameplay was completely awful and most of the missions were meaningless. For the first time in AC series, I hated to run on the rooftops. The broken sort of open world concept was frustrating to see the loading screes at every junction. Finally, again, for the first time in AC series, I stopped playing it. The only good thing was graphics I guess (though I've seen better graphics in other games)

So, the bottom line, no matter what score the "critiques" give to AC4, I won't buy it unless the price drops to $10 max. I don't want to play another boring and frustrating game again for $60.
Cam977  +   573d ago
I still need to complete it! I have achieved the Platinum trophy for every AC game excluding AC3 because I can't pull myself to complete. I know AC4 looks good but I'm afraid I'll be stung again so in avoiding it.

Moreover, AC3 was nothing more than a broken mess. No crouch feature in a stealth game? Seriously Ubisoft?
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josephayal  +   573d ago
I honestly don't think they are milking it
shodaime  +   573d ago
"Assassin's Creed is becoming the new Call of Duty"
no shit!! i mean id understand if their sell were like COD, but now c mon
claterz  +   573d ago
It's strange to think AC5 is probably being developed right now lol, even before AC4 has been released. I mean yeah CoD comes out every year but each development team is given a 2 year cycle so if they wanted to make big changes they could, but why would they if millions of people continue to buy their games.

For me the Assassins Creed series has always been fun and as long as they add new gameplay features and interesting stories then I'd happily pay for a new one every year. When the series starts getting repetitive and boring people will stop buying it.
jc48573  +   573d ago
i rather have this than COD though. it's the only game outside of FPS genre that has managed to sell a lot of copies.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   573d ago
Assassin Creed franchise is no different from Prince of Persia Ubisoft gonna keep putting out a new AC every year until ppl get tire of it.
Heisenburger  +   573d ago
Except for the unprecedented success, of course.

They'll run it into the ground for scraps. Assassin's Creed had so much potential. They could turn it around. We shall see. I know that after AC3 I will not be getting this new.

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