GameZone: During Ubisoft's behind-closed-doors preview, it was revealed that only certain missions will allow multiplayer gameplay. Much of the game's story can only be played single player.
That sucks, I was hoping for a full co op experience. Oh well, still looks epic.
Im not sure man. AC is more of a single player experience. I wouldn't want it dominating my single player experience campaign. I am just glad we can finally free roam and do objective based missions with our friends :)
Yes.Too bad one third of the game is co op.
The AC series needs to return to its roots, being SP only. This is one of those game series that should never have included online components, as it just drags down the quality of what the game is really about, a single player experience. It's still an amazing SP experience, but just imagine what it could be like if they didn't need to waste a ton of resources and time on online stuff which very few gamers even bother with, let alone stick around for longer than a few weeks (talking about games Like AC). Honestly I am really leaning towards a SP only and a MP only structure for games. This hybrid stuff only means both experiences will be less than what they should be, and nobody wants that. Devs should focus 100% on SP, or 100% on MP, not try to juggle both at the same time and neither should take attention away from the other whatsoever. If this means the online MP portion of a game is to release several months after the SP game (or vice verse), then so be it. But I am getting tired of online MP crap diluting the SP experience with games that never should have had online MP to being with.
"It's still an amazing SP experience, but just imagine what it could be like if they didn't need to waste a ton of resources and time on online stuff which very few gamers even bother with, let alone stick around for longer than a few weeks (talking about games Like AC)." It'd be as great as AC2.
When was the last time either of you replayed AC or AC2? Or UC1? Running around collecting dumbass collectables for worthless trophies doesn't add replay for a lot of us. Yet I still can find mp sessions in AC:bh with ease. Hell deS is still going strong after all these years, as well as UC2. All people do with sp games are play them right away to trade them away.
@thricetold - I only trade-in games that I hate and/or know I will never play again (which is extremely rare). I usually re-play most of my SP games every year. It's kind of like re-watching my favorite movies or TV series every year, or every other year. Do you re-watch movies or TV shows you like, or do you watch them once and never watch them again? What about music? Do you listen to a song once and never listen to it again? IMO SP games are in the same boat. Heck with Mass Effect 2, I think I have re-played it at least 7-8 times, and each time it's a good 70+ hours. Most games that have online portions are just an after-thought and tacked on. So not only is the MP portion lame, but the development team had to waste time on it which coincidentally makes the SP experience worse and less polished. I think it's about time SP and MP experiences were separated. These days a MP game takes as much, if not more, time to develop than a SP game and is deserving of being an independent IP.
GOOD. When I play a game with a good story I'm interested in, I don't want to have that ruined by other people. I want my own unique experience and having other people there would take me out of that experience. It would be distracting more than anything.
It feels like we have been deceived by the way they presented the game
how. It showed Arno alone, then he entered a co-op mission, thats when other people joined. This is exactly what they showed in the on stage demo
Woww really... Better not leave us with some brain dead Ai -_-
Then what is the point? It was kind of implicated that they were in the gameplay footage.
To a specific set of missions. In the gameplay trailer that they showed only Arno, when he entered a tavern, there was a co-op mission to join, with a max of 4 players.
Whats the point of what? In the co-op demo they were simply doing an assassination mission. The campaign will be single player like always.
They have a regular SP campaign, along with specially-made coop missions. It's hard to design levels where it would work difficulty-wise with 1 or 4 players. Also how would side missions, etc, work with coop, if all of it was coop?
........like the previous ones allowed so the difference ? Fvck
Which previous AC had co op?
The game had a completely separate multiplayer , nothing like that
Well, I'm actually relieved. That means the campaign is still the main event and the co op is just a side diversion. Am I the only one that still just wants to just play games by myself anymore? Edit. I should clarify, if a game has a full fledged campaign you can play in co op like halo, I'm fine with it, but if it's just a MP game with a tacked on single player element like Battlefield (which doesn't bother me much because it's always been an MP game) or CoD (which pisses me off because it used to be a game people played for SP but it became all about Deathmatching) then I'm not interested.
I totally agree with you there. AC is a single player game and it should stay that way. in saying that, i really hope this game goes back to the style of AC 1 and 2. those were by far the 2 best games in the series where the other games just lacked the atmosphere that the first 2 had. I will be disappointed if the main focus isnt stealth assassinations.
The good news is, and I'm not 100 percent sure, but the demo looked like it finally has a crouch button. I mean c'mon, it's about time.
This is what I really hate about Ubisoft's upcoming games. It seems like implementing co-op or multiplayer into the main campaign will start to become a trend with their games. Unity will have co-op, so will Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs already has that intrusive jumping in to anyone's game at anytime thing. I just want a full single player experience without having to be bothered by other people or having to play with other people to experience the full game like Dead Space 3 where some missions are co-op exclusive.
I don't care for watchdogs invasions, but it's not too intrusive and it is an interesting and different concept so it's not that bad. I'm not worried about Farcry. It's campaign will be awesome. I do think the division maybe won't be for me. As awesome as it looks I'm under the impression is a multiplayer game so I haven't even really followed the details. Maybe I'm wrong. Hopefully. Also hoping rainbow 6 has a good single player campaign. I would be gutted if it was just a tacked on campaign and all about the MP. RB6 to me is all about planning how to take a room, using your squad and out smarting the AI. I'm not into MP at all as it's a lot of reacting to what other people are doing. I like taking my time, observing and executing my own plans.
Yeah I agree too. Gears of war games were awesome coop campaign. So much better with friends as long as it's the main game, not a couple of additional levels.
I was under the impression that this upcoming Assassins Creed game would have co-op mixed with single player
"However, during Ubisoft's behind-closed-doors preview, it was revealed that only certain missions will allow multiplayer gameplay. Much of the game's story can only be played single player." Well that's a big disappointment. The idea that the whole game was playable in coop had reignited my interest in the series.
Why are people complaining? Why would you want co-op for main story missions? That would mean that story missions would be so much less fun if your friend mucks it up for you. AC is more of a campaign driven game. You can still free roam with your friends (which is what everyone has wanted from the start) and do different missions with them (like infiltrating a building, assassination contracts etc). If anything this is a relief, I didn't want co-op to dominate the campaign of this game. I would rather do the campaign on my own and then drop in with some of my friends to free roam or do some cool objective based missions :)
You guys realise how much it would suck for those willing to just do the single player mode , as usual ? Not looking forward to crap like resident evil's forced AI coop . Or how difficult it would be in cutscene to focus on 4 different heroes ? GTA V might have had 3 heroes meeting up and teaming up , but it usually did focus on one at a time A good amount of assassination mission open for co-op with the rest of the story solo , seems alright
lol at the people that think a non co-op campaign is good..... Always better to have more options then less.
But this precisely about giving options imo . I want the option to play my sp mode without it and the storytelling butchered by the need to factor co-op , while you (and i) can still enjoy co-op missions . There is no way you can have the same presentation and plot unfolding with a non-stop coop mode in the main story . it affects the sp in many ways . Should have Ubi included another campaign exclusively co-op ? Maybe and knowing their dlc hunger , they will at some point What works in a few fps with people that dont care , and just skip the cgi to kick some *sses doesnt work for every genres .
Give you an option to turn off people joining you if you want to play alone, but also the option to play the whole campaign together. I remember Gears of war games when the whole campaign could be played coop. Great fun. But if you wanted to play alone, then you could do that too. I'd rather that than a tacked on few coop levels personally. I get what you say about the campaign experience. If I hadn't finished the Gears games alone before playing them coop, I'd never had seen the story as someone would always skip the story. But saying that, it was a much better game coop.
Although I love the single player campaign, we should have an OPTION to play the story with a friend which would be equally as fun. So both sides are accommodated.
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