Does Ubisoft have any new ideas left when it comes to the Assassin's Creed franchise?
AC brotherhood was my last venture into the franchise i just got burnt out. i am really sad as i can remember when jade raymond presented this game at e3 i was so excited and said to myself this would be my replacement to pop series. another thing that has put me off the ac game is that before it was all about stealthy kills and keeping to shadows now everyone and their granmas know who the assassin is. i enjoyed it when it was a secret war between the Templar and the assassins now you see the assassins in the new installment casually drinking with other npcs in his assassins gear you would think one of the templars would be like " i know your face and where you live you ass is mine tonight" i don't intend to buy another AC game but i will follow the story on wiki and you-tube videos (thanks to rajman gaming)
Agreed. The series itself isn't dead, but the original premise died a long time ago, and any semblance of what once made the series great is on life support now. My favourite is, and always will be, AC1. I know that AC2 is a better game technically, but AC1 is my favourite because it's my favourite setting and feels a lot more like Assassin's vs. Templars than the other games do. Maybe it's because it's the most simplistic of all the games, maybe it's because Altair is my favourite Assassin due to his stoic and serious nature, or maybe it's all of it. Assassin's Creed Revelations was an unnecessary game (Brotherhood was as well, but less so than Revelations), AC3 was (in my opinion) the worst of the series after they made you give playing as Haytham Kenway, and Black Flag feels like a pirate game with an AC game tacked on to it. They need to go back to the roots, get rid of the ridiculous Animus, Piece of Eden, Alien technology B.S. background story, and just make a game that's Assassin's vs. Templars like the first game. I'd love to see either a Skyrim like Open world AC game (not the RPG elements of Skyrim, just the scope), or a kind of online version of AC where you take on missions in different areas of the world and other Assassin players can help you co-op, or Templar players can try to stop you. But AC right now is far too removed from what it was originally.
It's as dead as COD. Meaning the sales will decline. AC is just isn't the "it" game anymore. I for one was able to see past the smoke and mirrors and got tired of the series since AC1.
It's nothing like CoD and don't try to equate your lack of interest in the series (which is fine) with having some kind of insight into its future and knowing how everything was going to be. You just didn't like AC1 so you didn't like the series, simple as that.
I liked AC1. I had respect for what it was. They didn't push the envelope further since then. They kept shoving an upgrade here and their. If they waited 4 years and released AC3 then I would say hell yea. But they had to nickel dime crap out every year.
No AC is not dead, but I can tell you what is. The articles making rediculous comments or asking stupid questions whether a certain game or console is dead. Over and over again, the stupid question. Is (insert game/console name) dead. I am not kidding there must be 20 articles a week with this headline. Could the people writing this crap at least change the headlines up a bit???????????????
Ubisoft need to give Assassin's Creed a break for about 3-4 years and go back to PoP (Imagine a next-gen open world PoP). Then when they go back to AC in a few years it will be appreciated a lot more.
Or they can make one set in japan with ninjas and samurai's.
I want this as well but not as an AC title. I want an open world action RPG game as a wandering samurai.
Way of the samurai was a game something like you just described.
I'm playing WoTS4 Right now
I absolutely loved Way of the Samurai but want something fresh and nextgen.
Same but then again I wanted a Pirate game and instead of creating a new IP they decided to tack it onto AC and infuse Pirate stuff into the story.
Go look at the pre orders for AC4 on all the systems it's on. People may have thought AC3 was not that good at all. But looks like it didn't stop them from pre ordering AC4.
Well, the Connor part of the ACIII was the weak link to me. His character and motivations were a bit lacking. The game itself I didn't mind. I loved the naval battles, which is the main reason I'm getting ACIV. Looks like there will be a lot more of that.
It's a great series that peaked at Brotherhood, which was amazing in my opinion. I have finished playing.... 1-AC 2-AC 2 3-AC Brotherhood 4-skipped Revelations because I was in grad school lol 5-Currently been playing AC III since June, and the game has it's fun moments. It can be dull/dry at times, I hate trying to shoot my gun, I hate running through the frontier, I hate hunting, but I LOVE the Naval battles :-). The deciding factor on why I'll pickup ACIV once I finish KILLZONE, RYSE, and Dead Rising 3. Guess it will be a next gen Christmas present to myself, as I continue to try and finish off my back catalog before the years end. Happy gaming!
Black flag really caughty attention so i have been tearing through the other games to get up to speed. I am loving AC 3 at the moment
I think the reason why ac is back to its best after a somewhat hard to love last game. Is because of its main character. Edward seems to be the brash charismatic badass we missed in the last installment, that plus a brilliant setting and seemingly brilliant gameplay. I just hope the storyline stacks up.
Really liked Brotherhood but I had a difficult time getting into the rest of the series. It just feels redundant. I figure I'll get AC 3 once it drops below 10 bucks.
Black Flag looks cool but it isn't something i'll rush out to buy. I feel like I have played more Assassin's Creed than anything else this generation and whilst I would no doubt enjoy Black Flag I feel a bit burnt out. I still feel the series peaked with 2. I loved 2. It was amazing.
Agreed. AC2 is one of my favourite games this gen. Ubi just nailed everything in 2. Every aspect from story to gameplay, setting, content, and of course Ezio, was perfect. I really wanted to feel like I did going from AC1 to AC2 when I first popped 3 in, but it just felt flat compared. Black Flag just looks like AC3.1 to me. It needs a break.
No. They'll just keep plundering every "cool" time period there is. Next up is undoubtedly feudal Japan with samurais. Then Egypt. Then Victorian England.
1 was good. 2 was amazing. Then they miked it before it got to 3 :(
Brotherhood was where the series peaked for me. A single enormous city to explore and tons of side-quests helped me sink dozens of hours into the campaign. After that, the yearly installments began to drag on. It's not a dead series by any means, but a little more inspiration could do wonders for it.
No, it's not, period.
Animus idea blows. Could of done without that.
Yeah. I've often had similar thoughts. I understand that it makes Desmond relevant to the overarching AC story, but why do we need Desmond? He's never the main star of the game and nobody really cares about him, so why bother with him? They could easily have just set the various installments in the franchise into their various eras and give that modern connection the finger. Who knows, maybe they just like the cool Animus visuals...
'They could easily have just set the various installments in the franchise into their various eras and give that modern connection the finger.' This has been my thought since the very first game. They are needless and a huge huge immersion breaker. Probably one of the biggest I have ever encountered in a game. I dreaded those sequences as they pulled me from the meat of the Assassin's Creed series.
I still have yet to finish brotherhood -_- I could have all the free time in the world im just so tired of even hearing about new ones
It's weird because I want to play AC4, but I hope it will not feel like an AC game... I played a little bit of AC1, I finished AC2, never played Broderhood and revelation, and never finished AC3, I never loved the mythology of Assassin's Creed and the combat mechanic was kinda cluncky and boring, BUTI LOVE PIRATES! I have not played a good pirate game since Pirate's Gold.
i don't know i like ac but just stop making them for a while i don't even feel like it is about getting the Templars anymore I mean it's basically about getting the template but I feel that there is too much in the way of that i don't I don't want to go back in time but I just wanted to be you and the Templars a few obstacles but mainly the Templar the guy lighting up in red and you have to kill him however you feel and i wish you could be a little more stealthier not too much just a little bit more but other then that it's cool
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