Is Assassin's Creed Syndicate Another Step in the Series' Decline?

Today was the big reveal of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, which is met with a shrug acknowledging the release of an annual game series. When did the series fall into stagnation, and does it have a chance of breaking out?

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Raider691309d ago

I have no faith on this franchise anymore!Give it a rest already!

camel_toad1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

Ive gotta agree. I used to be a big fan of the series but its really become stagnant. The free-running is hardly free and every time they claim to make changes it still retains the same problems.

I think all 50 of their teams from across the universe need a well-deserved break. I just dont see how they can have any passion in working on it year after year after year. It must just feel like typical office work instead of game development.

breakpad1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

this series unfortunately was never an important or even a good IP as games media usually promoted...all the games in the series are ranging from bad to mediocrities...for young age players may seem appealing at first but all others usually avoid the ACs as they are damned boring...and i m wondering if greediness blinds them as releasing a mediocrity after mediocrity is plain stupid ...but they dont fear i guess the have media to hype them

phantomexe1308d ago

Stop buying them! Day one buy for me.

3-4-51308d ago

* Yea AC3 lost me.....AC4 I was surprised with...bought it for $20 used and loved it.

Thought they had redeemed themselves and then they release Unity, which was by far one of the most boring video games I've ever played in my entire life.

Been gaming since the 1980's.......Unity...was literally one of the worst games I've ever played.

* This was the first time an AC game was announced and I wasn't even interested.

I'm done with this Franchise. Just so many other more enjoyable games to play.

Whoever is in charge over there doesn't understand what they should be doing.

whyisthehorsestaring1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

Basically Unity with a re-skin. The combat looks incredibly clunky.

RedSoakedSponge1309d ago

they should probably try doing a batman style combat system. it isnt too far from what it is now but we all know the batman fighting feels 100 times better than Assassins Creed fighting.

whyisthehorsestaring1309d ago

That would be perfect for this type of game.

Der_Kommandant1309d ago

Shadow of Mordor did it right, and yeah the combat looks so clunky and boring.

Seraphim1309d ago

one of the first things I thought of when watching the brawling was Batman. In this era, this game, in using close quarters combat that would work. However I don't want that from AC. Not only is this theme and general idea not appealing but so is the lack of swordplay, to me. Obviously when you bring in swords and more traditional AC combat the Batman system wouldn't be right imho.

I just hate the entire look, the era, the carriages, the entire concept doesn't feel much like a Creed game. This was an incredibly poor era or execution this time around. For me I think this is the one that finally has me walking me the talk & passing. Continuing on this route the death of AC will come by 2017

RedSoakedSponge1308d ago

@Seraphim how can you say that when Shadows of Mordor used the Batman fighting system and had swords? It worked well in that.

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Aloy-Boyfriend1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

When your idea of a new gameplay mechanic in a series is enabling people to grapple up buildings, when said series is basically built on the idea of climbing buildings and navigating them from the rooftops, maybe its time to take the series out back and put one between the eyes.

Blackleg-sanji1309d ago

Was that u that put that on gaf or did u take it from there either way they had me cracking up with that one

Blackleg-sanji1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

Nope franchise still sells I don't get the hate for annual release games do I personally care for them eh not really but for ppl to personally go out of their way to talk down on each and every iteration is ridiculous.

Edit: @king yea up really said it best they just need a new setting to open up more possibilities that way it doesn't look stale every yr

Edit2: but annual releases aren't hurting anybody and obviously it's a small minority)always the loudest) because they sell same with call of duty. Heck man I wish I could get me an annual kingdom hearts going lol(need my oh fix)

MonsterChef1309d ago

The hate is reasonable, when you annualize a game you spend a devs team time and resources to pump out something only marginally better than its predecessor and that generates frustration amongst the true gaming community because instead of new and interesting ips we are stuck with the same old same old. Look at the gaming landscape now and compare it to that of the ps2s.. I'm afraid to say it but the PC seems to be where all of the devs are funneling risks and pumping resources to..

starchild1308d ago

I'd take the gaming landscape today over the gaming landscape of the PS2 era any day. The breadth and quality of the games we have to choose from today is simply unrivaled.

There's certainly been an influx of entitled, childish gamers, though, and I'd say that is the most disgusting and toxic thing about gaming today that is worse than before.

kingeliran1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

Its not rocket science just make AC in Shogun Era where you have TONS of new things to renew the franchise,

-Martial arts
-new culture
-new architecture
-Tons of new weapons(shuriken stars, katana swords, claws. and Much more, just google "shogun weapons")

Hell i don't mind you doing the main character bruce lee like with AC cap over his head.

i think your done with Europe settings for a while...

but that's not going to happen, you know why? because, i read in some interview a few months ago with some big guy at AC devs team he said that Shogun Era is to boring, REALY?! Paris then London oh that's not boring at all..

Jalva1309d ago

The Sensoji Temple in Japan was teased in a picture found in the modern day section of ACIV along with the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Palace of Westminster in London.


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