MWEB GameZone writes: "Given how successful [Ubisoft's] broken, mess of a game has been, can we honestly expect them to do the right thing? I can’t see the answer to that being yes."
I remember so many people calling for "let's boycott" Ubisoft, and then it sells like hotcakes :S. I hope with the next Assassin's Creed we will actually see more restraint. Like waiting for reviews before you buy, no pre-orders.
Honestly, it really is the pre-orders that is killing this hobby of ours
Lol at people trolling one of the best game released last year. The game is simply too much for outdated hardware in consoles to handle. Imo they should have reduced NPC density and resolutions for consoles that would have fixed everything. I have the game running on my PC at 3440 * 1440 runs flawlessly near 100fps with everything set to ultra. Recently installed Dimmdrive and upgraded to 32gigs of ram can put most of the game on my RAM drive making the experience literally liquid smooth. Good job ubisoft for delivering an awesome game. If anyone should be pointed fingers at its the console companies which decided to load consoles with mid range mobile parts and call it next gen lol. ACU's fault is that its one of the first in line next gen games (which isnt made with last gen systems in mind). When more true next gen games are out and we get more and more complains about dips into the teens, we shall see both the PS4 and Xbone downgraded to 720p level of gameplay.
@decrypt I mostly agree with you. AC Unity was definitely one of the best games I played in 2014 and the hate for it is way out of proportion to any issues it had. It runs great on my PC and g-sync monitor and the game itself was great. My only issue with it is that is is glitchier than past games in the series....especially the NPCs. Hopefully the next game in the series will be given the development time it needs.
While I havent preordered Unity, it does make me think twice about Ordering the division one of my anticipated titles. It is disapointing though how well Unity has done, since the suits calling the shots are only interested in the net profit figure, this will encourage them to copy and paste AC in a different skin and it remains an annual release that gets fixed later through patches
I suggest you dont pre-order it
im actually ok with a cut and paste, so long as we get good story progression But, if the cut and paste means the same bugs, as well, then we have a problem
Ha dont worry I wont preorder it. my first big concern is if this game is functional on the online platforms at release. I guess AC is alright, I didnt buy Unity because of all the issues, I enh=joyed Black Flag, having said that I bought Black Flag with the PS4 at launch, the last time I played Assasin CReed was number 2, I dont think I can play this every year
10 million actually means AC Unity likely under performed because they are hiding the total sales figures with Rogue's numbers.
It is all talk unfortunately. I have stopped buying AC games altogether. but just one consumer wont hurt this greed to stop.
Ubi simply recycles the same mechanics in all of their games. Its horrid that so many people still subscribe to their regurgitated garbage.
Indeed. They are using the game industry for pure profit. They don't give a Sh** about making high quality products. They are in it for the money. I am surprised to see that the consumer still buy that crap. Even if it finally happens that we boycott ubisoft and all similar money hungry game companies, I am predicting news such as "Ubisoft is surprised with the losses Quote: We don't know why people stopped buying our products" and act oblivious to what is going on.
I am pretty sure those people will learn not to play pay for $hitty Ubisoft games again before looking it up. No matter how much hype they do for the next game, it will not exceed the sales of this one.
I really hope so, otherwise we're saying it's ok to release a broken game
If it was EA that published the games, it couldn't even achieve 5 million units combined. The point is, all gamers are converted to Ubi servants. Ubisoft should be destroyed at once!!!!
it's ok, it does not happen over night but bit by bit Ubi is destroying their reputation. While we do love complaining, we really are no good at actually applying any sort of self control. Personally I have not pre-ordered an AC game since AC2. I didn't buy Unity at all. I did get blackglag after waiting it out to see what reviews from other players would be like. I don't preorder on the bases of getting special dlc or bonus content anymore either. I feel like I have been fooled too many times by crap like that
i played through the entire campaign, some of those multiplayer missions and a fierce chunk of the side missions... didn't hit bugs, yeah framerate dipped but i'll survive... it was a good game at least i think so
Did you play when the game launched? Also which system? Apparently the Xbox One users had the least troubles, while PC was really hurting
yeah had it from launch and on the X1
Nope. I have had it on PC since day one and it never really had any game-breaking problems. After the patches it is fine...just some glitchy NPCs that is just more annoying than anything. THe game itself is pretty great in my opinion.
when this game was announced I was tempted to come back to this franchise as it seemed to go back to the true roots of what an AC game was to me as I stopped playing AC after brotherhood ( got burnt out) glad I decided not to and I doubt I will lever be returning to this franchise
Unity was good
What system did you play it on and when?
PS4 after the patches , but my daughter finished it before any patches and had a great time with no issues.
Never gonna pre-order an AC game :(
Nothing wrong with the actual game just the technical errors around launch . People seem to forget all new generation games are extremely buggy and Unity is no exception. It is a rebuilt engine for a new generation so errors are expected. I do fault them for releasing it in that state. Delay a week or 2 would have been better. But I don't think they could since the game was bundled heavily with the Xbox and some pressure from Microsoft might have forced a release.
The sad thing is the game was delayed i think a week or two and they still reelased it like that
Well, there's buggy and there's buggy. A wack texture here, an odd sound clip there, that's acceptable. But AC Unity was BROKEN. And you're wrong about "all new generation games are extremely buggy". That is outright wrong. There have been tons of released games with new consoles that worked 100%. Broken releases, to this degree anyway, are a new phenom and we shouldn't accept it
It wasn't broken. That's just negative hyperbole. It wasn't broken even at launch, and certainly isn't broken now after the patches.
At least they were fairly ambitious with it. Aiming high is not bad for gaming. If any of those 10million people spent out on micro-transactions, well that is bad for gaming.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... ACU was one of the most impressive games this gen watch the video above for prove of that. People who hate on ACU have know know clue what a true next experience is all about.
Without taking graphics into account its the worst game of the series for me and I still haven't finished it. It's buggy and glitchy, story and characters are about as interesting as AC3, the overcrowded map is a joke and to top it off the companion app and website integratiin to unlock is horrible. With thay said I will get Rogue for PC.
As far as I recall Rogue was received well. Unity was a letdown though.
Why is Rogue bad for gaming? It's a good game. It had zero troubles at launch, unlike Unity. Unity was also good, not great, but the backlash of launch troubles buried the game. I mean, it's not unbelievable it sold very well, it's one of the best looking games on the market. That's a major selling point at the start of a new console generation. If only it didn't run like a dead dog at launch and if only it didn't have online unlockables for singleplayer.. They should have kept it offline singleplayer only.
I haven't played Unity yet, but from my friends who have, they say a lot of the criticism is overblown. Sure there were a few hiccups here and there, but for the most part, it was solid. The problem happens when people who are counting frame-rate and pixels and the report every tiny little flaw on gaming forums. This gets repeated over and over until suddenly the game is "unplayable and broken."
I don't think its bad. Just like COD. People feel like these games are fun. Repetitive or not. The majority of gamers play games simply for the fun. Everything doesn't need to innovate in order to be fun to a majority of gamers. If you are bored by a certain franchise then by all means, do not purchase the upcoming iterations. But you don't have a say in whether people should play it or not.
Were the framerate issues in Unity ever fixed? I wouldn't mind getting the game if I weren't concerned about the technical performance. (PS4 by the way)
I've put about 20 hours in and the frame rate seems fine to me. A few dips here and there but nothing major so far.
Thanks, glad to hear it. I'll pick up the game at some point soon then. :)
What's truly shocking is how well Rogue sold. This is a game that received little to no marketing and was all but ignored by Ubisoft. Yet it went on to sell almost as many copies as Unity. That's impressive.
Us gamers always forgive and forget. So long as we can buy games, we'll roll over and put up with anything after a little bit of moaning. Sorry, but it's true. It sucks, but publishers know it. That said, vongruetz is right that Rogue's sales are a good thing. Quality game sells well, whodathunkit?
After the patches, Unity was fun. I'd say an 8/10 experience. I really like the customization and the expanded RPG elements in this one, and Paris makes for a pretty cool setting. The Co-Op was ok when it worked (sometimes I couldn't find a match). (Didn't buy it though, borrowed it from a friend.)
right...so publisher wont overlook fans critism due tu succesfull sales... also there are potentially that publisher gonna recycle certains element due they think it had successfully bring huge sales
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