Ubisoft's vice president of creative Lionel Raynaud has stuck up for the practice of releasing an Assassin's Creed every year, insisting - not unreasonably - that the publisher just wants to satisfy fan demand.
If people buy it then yeah...Makes sense to milk the cash cow
assassins creed 3 liberation in my opinion was the best ,The rest of the other assassins creed games seems like they had the same boring clichéd characters
My opinion is different, AC3 was one of the worst games I played on the PS3 Edit: Liberation? that was the Vita game, I didn't play it, doubt i'll bother with another AC game again after AC3, I was tired of the AC games before I even played AC3
That's cute. Wonder why you only have one bubble.
AC3 over AC2 now that's the first time i have heard anyone say that
Aveline is worse than Connor IMO.
LMAO!!! Everyone disagreed with you.
idk, I haven't gotten too far into Liberation but I didn't care for the different roles you have to play. As for boring cliched characters. I failed to see that in Black Flag. Perhaps I did but it looked good and was a blast so I overlooked it. AC3 was cliche, I can definitely see that. Personally after the Ezio trilogy, which I never finished. I put the 3rd game down w/in a few hours and never looked back. I was burned out. It wasn't until just 2 months ago that I finally sunk almost 50 hours into playing AC3 directly followed by 50+ hours into Black Flag. If it weren't for that stupid 100% Synchronization and Multiplayer I'd have probably went for Platinum. While not w/o faults I thought both were great games and solid entries into the AC line. That being said the same ole same ole does grow somewhat old. I said I wasn't going to buy Black Flag until it was $30 but having a Buy One Get One Free from Amazon I figured I might as well. Finally having the desire to play 3 and BLack Flag back to back has regained my interest in but at the same time I find it increasingly more difficult to drop $60 annually on these just because. I'd love to see a year off and a true revelation in what they offer. Not to mention I'd love to go back to the roots. And to not see cities look eerily similar to one another.
Ac3 was my first and I absolutely loved that game. Black flag was good too.
AC is boring to me. After 2 hours it all feels the same. Also I hate when I have to play as the future guy slows everything down, and pulls me out of the game. Its amazing to me that it still sells. But different people like different stuff. For instance I like as much freedom as possible in a game, so I love Skyrim huge game, open world, play how I want,(dem modes doe). I liked watching last of us but I didnt like playing it.
Yeah. Liberation was the one of the best. Along with 1,2 and brother hood. The rest (3, Revelations, 4) were not very good Imo.
liberation was one of worst AC games except mobile versions.
Hatsune are you joking ? AC3 was IMO by far the worst AC game ever made. AC2 was amazing, and brotherhood was good as well. AC4 saved the series really, that game was a lot of fun.
I've bought a few AC games. But for some reason I lose interest in them and never seem to finish them. I just hate that future part of the games. It kills the whole story for me. I'd rather be playing a part of history and the back and forth parts kills the game for me. Obviously this is just my opinion because so many people I know love the series and finish them all. The sad part is I intellectually know the games are good. I just can't seem to care no matter how hard I try.
Must be boring working there...
Assassins Creed is one of those franchises with a loyal fan base that buys it every year
Yeah but the thing is though if you didn't release one....not that many people would care Gamers are used to waiting 2-3 years for a game...
And if you did release it gamers will still go ahead and buy it. Guess what the publishers will do.
Who exactly is asking for a yearly demand on AC?
@Matrix Right and I'm glad your looking forward to the title every year. I mean it feels a little forced on us rather than a real demand for an annual title.
The solid sales of AC[every year] prove that demand for the franchise is very high..Ubi wouldn't bother to release the game every year if the amount of units sold were low.
Exactly. If they come out with 2 this year then I'll be buying 2. I just hope one of them isn't last gen only.
I am . It's pretty stupid imo , to feel annoyed by the milking of a franchise whose whole concept is to explore a big genealogic tree and ancestry through multiple ages . My biggest beef with this , ac3's bore and quality aside , is that they once managed to keep the same hero for 3 frickin' game (the ezio saga). Either you stick with it or you dont . Nothing propose the brand of pseudo realistic history and architectural delight , alongside an usually interesting plot
The problem with the Ezio saga is people didn't like Desmond. So they killed him off and generalized the "player" character to a person with no name, face, or gender (aka. meant to be you). Personally I'm fine with AC3, there is nothing we can do now to change what it already is. You can choose just not to play it. AC4 definitely fixed a lot of the flaws there were with AC3, but again people complained because the pirate portion overshadowed the Assassin portion. I didn't mind this once again, because the pirate portion was fun as hell. Everyone is going to find at least one thing about each of the Assassin's Creed games they don't like. No game is perfect. All you can do is like more things about the game then you hate for it to still be enjoyable - if not don't play it or don't get it. OT: I feel having a new Assassin's Creed game every year or even twice a year is a bit much. Maybe allow 18 months at least between releases or alternate between handheld versions and home console versions each year stretching each individual type to two years between releases.
I am, the stories are interesting and nothing beats being what basically equates to playing as a batman who has no problem with killing people. Not to mention that the new engine allows for varied protagonists instead of every playable character using literally exactly the same animations as Ezio, (which they were planning on doing with Connor in AC3 before they made said new engine).
There is nothing wrong with having yearly franchises if the fan base is there. AC has shown that the fan base is there. People get too caught up in requiring new IPs. Ubisoft is also doing Watch Dogs and The Division. Both new IPs. Nothing wrong with mixing new and old...
Dont forget the crew as well...three new ips
Exactly if they were a one trick pony it'd be different but Ubi does do new IP so I can't complain.
True, AC and CoD has the stupidest fanbase ever. Complaining about yearly release yet buy it day 1 every time, yea ubi and activition wont ignore this (or any other company)
what are you talking about lol. Its not the fanbase that complains about yearly releases, its the people not even buying it that do
Have a bubble :)
Wow. That makes sense, never thought of it that way lol. Bubs up
The quality of Assassin's Creed improves with every installment and I bought all of them. I'd buy any franchise, yearly, if it improved. Frankly, I wish inFAMOUS and God of War released every year. Yummy in my tummy, I'd eat that up.
That's the thing. If the product they put out wasn't solid, then yeah...complain away. When it's something of a quality consistency like we've seen from the Assassin's Creed franchise, there's really nothing to complain about. The only issue is my gaming time is so damn limited with work and two kids now. I skipped Revelations and AC3 simply because I had no time and there were other games on my plate. AC4 I have on the PS4 but haven't even booted it up yet even though it contains two of my favorite things...pirates and even more pirates.
AC is a fun game, but aside from Black Flag each one after Brotherhood got really meh, Revelation was too short, and had a small world, clunky tower defense stuff, wasn't on par with AC2 or Brotherhood. Then came AC3 which had a weak character, quite the boring missions, and was really buggy on release, and the combat became extremely easy on that one, the naval missions were fun tho, definitely the worst in the series in my opinion. I can't comment on Black Flag because i'm waiting till i get a ps4 to play it, i'm probably going to like it more than 3 because it focuses on pirates, but like i said, after AC2& Brotherhood, the series got gradually worse not improved, at least in my opinion.
I wish they'd make it a biyearly release instead. But then when you think about it, the only games that took 1 year to develop was ACB and ACR. The rest just had different teams working on them. AC3 took 3 years. AC4 took 2 and a half years. ACU has reportedly been in development for over 3 years already. But still, having to lighten your wallet every year for this franchise can be a bit too much.
Which means by that logic, a new game has already been started for release in 2017
I don't mind yearly Assassin's Creed really because every game is based on a different theme, time period, and location. It really doesn't get old but I wish they would add some new gameplay mechanic to the same old formula that they've been using since the first game.
I wish it was smarter(the gameplay). Why can I full sprint two sword stab a guy, drop him in some small section of crops in which the body is clearly visible, and nobody heard or saw me? Ground zeroes felt way better than assassin's creed in the stealth department.
how heck does company make open world games this big n long in year its impossible n plotline also what they have 5,000 man studio working on it at same time
More like 5,000,000. Imagine what the break room must look like.
AC4 sold 12 million I think. As long as it sells, we shall see more games and that is not a bad thing!
What's the difference between Assassin's Creed and a cow? A cow would've been dead by now.
You sir deserve some sort of bubble, how do I do that again?
Just bought AC: Black Flag for $30 from the MS Store. Have yet to play through AC3, which was just dull right from the beginning. Releasing one every year is kinda ridiculous in all honesty but if the fans are asking for it then why not, I suppose?
As long as they make it better and better, I'm in. AC IV was great. Though I do have to wonder what they'll do with the others. I think the story suffered in AC IV. The game play was wonderful though.
as a mainstream gamer I welcome a yearly game franchise such as Ass Creed, heck, I would be overjoyed if it was a monthly franchise. Ubisoft and milking FTW.
Would hope that fans were asking for a quality releases which took their time. Not something vomited out on a schedule which likely wouldn't address issues from the 2-3 games before it.
I'm actually pretty tired of their games. Assassins Creed II was by far the best game I've played from Ubisoft but now its just boring... Maybe Ezio was the key?
While I thought ezio was cool, I believe that freshness was probably key. Assassin's creed 2 is my favorite assassin's game
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