Assassin’s Creed 4 Must Take Risks To Remain Relevant

Gi - Assassin’s Creed 4 is at high risk of fatiguing the popular franchise. Since 2009, Ubisoft has released a new Assassin’s Creed game every year with varying degrees of critical and commercial success. Despite steady improvements to the graphics, mission structure, multiplayer and overall amount of content, the series still hasn’t had a considerable jump in gameplay as seen from the first Assassin’s Creed to the second.

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ltachiUchiha1805d ago

I love devs that take alot of risks for new experiences. Their the ones that refresh games for gamers who like new things in games.

WolfLeBlack1805d ago

Very true, but sadly in this day and age it's a far harder thing for the large developers to do. Creating a triple-A title costs so damn much that companies are afraid to take major risks because one big failure can ruin them.

Smaller, digital downloads give them more room, I think, to play with their creativity, but strangely we don't see them doing that too often. The recent Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was a decent example, a bonkers game that was a little risky, but one that if didn't perform wouldn't hurt the company very much.

ltachiUchiha1805d ago

True I agree. I gues those with money can do it. This is what kinda disappoints me about ms. They have the money to take more risks but they dont. Hope they do with the xbox infinity.

rpd1231805d ago

I'd say that the fact that they're making naval gameplay such a huge part of the game is a massive risk in and of itself.


how many people really enjoyed it enough to want it to be so prominent in this game?

i didn't enjoy ac3 at all. AC2 was one of the best games for me this gen but I have very low interest in this one after my experience with 3.

Knuxxx1805d ago

Exactly. They could have waited and turned Brotherhood and Revelations into a big DLC pack for AC2. I used to love the series but the problem is they keep adding more and more superficial gameplay elements instead of working on the ones they have and perfecting them

princejb1341805d ago

i actually enjoyed 3
but i hated the naval missions
thus im skipping ac4

rpd1231804d ago

I actually liked AC3. The story was not as good as AC2, but I liked the combat. It had a much more brutal feel to it. And the naval missions and climbing trees were a welcome addition. Did I enjoy naval missions enough to base a game around them? Probably not. That's why I'm wary of this game. That and the fact that they seem to have no idea where they're going with this story.

MikeMyers1805d ago

Don't make one every year, then you reduce the risk of gamer fatigue.

R_aVe_N1805d ago

People have been saying this for COD for a long time and they have proven time and time again you really don't have to do much to keep people playing. As long as the game is fun to play people will still buy it.

xXxSeTTriPxXx1805d ago

Cod sales are on a decline.