Cev at Codec Moments wonders if Ubisoft are losing their focus on the delivery of the ideal Assassin experience.
I think it has I enjoyed AC4 Black Flags, it was a solid game on it's own but come on guys, admit it, for an ASSASSINS Creed game it sucked. It felt like a totally different game at times and even the present day sections which hold the AC story together were worse then the Desmond ones, I mean a blank nameless character in first person mode....yawn. If it was a spin off like AC3: Black Flags then fair enough, it's a spin off and because it's Connors grandfather and Haythams dad it would link into Assassins Creed 3s story/characters more....you could easily pass it off but for it being a MAIN game with a subtitle AND being about Pirates something on the other end of the spectrum to Assassins it didn't make sense...just a way to use the Naval battle system they did in AC3 so it didn't feel wasted. I would of rather had a brand new Pirate IP, we haven't got any of those have we. For a game which can add Pirates, treasure maps, naval battles, first person present day sections and other gameplay additions which don't really add to the AC theme...they can't even add something as simple as a crouch button which should of been in from the start with it being a Stealth like game. I really hope they get back on track with AC5.
I loved the game much better than III. But the story felt more like a spin off then anything else,and the present day sections were tacked on and boring. At least in III they had present day platforming section. I mean hacking really? Leave that to the side characters. I don't believe it sucked as an Assassins Creed game at all. It should have been AC: BLACK FLAG and that's it.
AC1 was beautiful, but not a good game. AC2 was beautiful and a good game. Then you had a couple of clones of AC2. AC3, not very good. AC4 was excellent. I think it's heading in the right direction.
Yes..enjoyed the first two games couldn't get into 4 especially with driving the ships all the time which was repetitive uninteresting & it took away the action known for in AC games.
I am the opposite I spent hours just sailing around listening to the sea shanties. I had maxed out all the resources after I fully upgraded the ship. I loved the game and it was the best since Ac2.
Fans wanted ship sections and now they don't. What?
AC gets better and better with every game. The only time it took a step back was with AC3, and even that wasn't a bad game. AC is a quality series.
You're definitely smoking crack
True Fact: People who say other people are smoking crack are smoking crack.
I agree, it's a quality series and I think it's great that's its got annual releases as well since Ubisoft has the vast resources available to maintain the same level of quality every game (haven't played ACIII, so can't speak for that). Also find it funny how people (such as those above) complain about the change in focus. If things hadn't been switched up, they'd almost certainly be bitching about how it's not evolving enough and Ubisoft aren't taking any risks, yada yada yada.
Exactly. Last time I posted that about changing the formula I got bombarded with dislikes. AC4 was a true AC game, but some people, for some reason, just don't get that.
@TheRatedD It's not because people don't get it....it's you "AC4 was a true AC game" It's really not. Pirates in an ASSASSINS Creed game doesn't make it the true Assassins Creed game How can you not get that....I mean come on Pirates make this game which is supposed to be about Assassins a true ASSASSINS Creed game. Like Sadist3 says above you must be smoking crack. The second game is the true AC game
I'd prefer them take more time to work on the characters. I hope there out of it and the new assassin we get is far more interesting.
If you haven't played 3 then you can't really speak on this at all.
@-Foxtrot So you think you know better than the makers of the games what an "Assassin's Creed" game is? LOL And while AC2 is second best in the series (behind Black Flag) Patrice Desilets has said the first game is the most pure AC game. So I guess you also know better than the creator of the series...
That pic makes a simple roundabout seem like brain surgery. Its got to be an American sign as us in the Uk go the other way round. Simple rule outside lane if you are taking the first exit or going straight on, inside lane if you are going round the roundabout. Oh and yeah assassins creed has lost its way
Assassins creed lost it's way hallway through assassins creed 1 when I realized the AI sucked so horribly as I basically was running through them with no problem
Creed of duty.
So what, you'd prefer they never released sequels??
What kind of logic is that? Is AC the only game that you play or something.
They are releasing 'sequels' as you call them, as quickly as ol' Bobby-Joe squirts out kids into the wash bucket behind her trailer park; and these 'sequels' are about as clever and thought out as said kids.
Sir, that comment made my day.
It started too with their obsessive love with Ezio (Revelations was really unnecessary minus the ending) but AC3 brought the series back to interesting and AC4 stepped up the game a bit. I just hope for their next game they do something different from the naval battles, two games is enough time to set it to the side for now or have it as minor side quests like in AC3. Go back to the modern city, those parts of AC 3 I felt were very interesting but there were so few of them.
Never thought it found it in the first place still can not get into the first two games I have tried no joy for me.
I don't know. Has it lost "it is" way?
Ah yes! Well played fellow G.N.
They need to just quit making them. I'm bored of AC4. I've had it on PS4 for a good while and have done all but about 2 of the sequences but it's too big in terms of the arduous grinding needed just to pick up all the treasure etc to 100% the game. You have to visit a thousand tiny islands to then jump off the boat, slowly swim to land, grab the treasure then slowly swim back to the boat and.....oh for God sake, enough already! The story has only visited about 25% of the landmasses available so I'm really not sure what's been gained by the size of the world map if they're just going to fill it with pointless items to fetch very slowly.
Well, it still always ends up tying in modern day and the assasin vs. templar conflict, however, clearly the character you play as and his/her blight is the focus now. the 'Assassin's Creed' title is just the overarching theme. Which IMO is a good thing. It's a series about sci-fi alt history.
Loved AC1 when I was younger, despite the repetition. AC2 was the pinnacle IMO, and I actually enjoyed Brotherhood, even as I was really skeptical. I haven't bothered with Revelations, and don't intend to. AC3 was quite disappointing, save for the naval missions. Only played Black Flag for an hour or less and was impressed, as I was beginning to lose hope. I honestly think Unity will deliver, but I'm not sure about Comet.
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