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?
I have no faith on this franchise anymore!Give it a rest already!
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.
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
Stop buying them! Day one buy for me.
* 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.
Basically Unity with a re-skin. The combat looks incredibly clunky.
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.
That would be perfect for this type of game.
Shadow of Mordor did it right, and yeah the combat looks so clunky and boring.
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
@Seraphim how can you say that when Shadows of Mordor used the Batman fighting system and had swords? It worked well in that.
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.
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
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)
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..
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.
Amen too that
Its not rocket science just make AC in Shogun Era where you have TONS of new things to renew the franchise, -Ninja's -Samurai -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..
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. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.a...
well for me after what I saw today new assassin's game is a step down in AS Franchise and still the best in the series in my opinion are ACII,BrotherHood and ACIV..
I think the series has pretty good materiel, i just don't like the bugs and short development cycles. the reception from the gameplay vids are already reporting the same problems are passing over from unity, with popins and even less variations in character population. A big guy appears way more times than once. http://www.gamersyde.com/po... http://www.gamersyde.com/po... http://images.gamersyde.com... http://www.gamersyde.com/po... http://www.gamersyde.com/po... This would be unacceptable for a launch that is only 6 months away.
Also the texture pop in for the NPC's was horrid. Clothes swappin right in front of you.
The trailer was neat but I got a big meh from it. Steampunk is too played out now a days and isn't like what SP really is, they are being safe and overall I just got a unity vibe from it so it doesn't really excite me. Steampunk is suppose to be a realistic fantasy, going that distance of a fantasy setting but justifying it for the real world. Most SP games just think putting something in a victorian setting, adding steam to everything, and odd clothing with gears on it is enough but it's not. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who are excited for this and they have every right to be but I feel Ubisoft needs to let Assassin's Creed go to be for a few years like they have with Prince of Persia to let it cool down and build want again. They don't do this with Rayman, Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and those games are always amazing when we wait for them, they get really hands on dedicated dev time, and dev love that all games need. I really don't understand the need to shove AC down out throats when it seems like it's on the decline and people just want a break. Take a few years, really build a story again and then give the game a good 3/4 years of time to cook so to speak. AC was really loved because of the over story and needing to go back to find the clues but after AC3 it just hasn't had that story and personally my motivation to play isn't there without that.
If anything, this might give the series life like 4 did after 3.
I've always disliked this series ever since the buggy, almost unplayable original game. For the longest time, I couldn't put my finger on what exactly I hated about it. The retarded story, the repetitive missions, the terrible combat mechanics, the broken AI. There was so much wrong with the game but they were all symptoms of something bigger. And then I played Dishonered. It did everything AC did but better and it was tons of fun to boot. And that's when it hit me: AC isn't fun. AC feels like a slog. It never gets exciting. AC is almost like work. Hold down the counter button until everyone attacking you is dead. hold down the run button to "free run." It's just not fun. Games like Batman Arkham and Dishonored are similar games but they are actually fun to play. Eventually I realized that it wasn't just AC, it was all of Ubisofts games that are boring me. I hadn't enjoyed a Ubisoft game since... Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory in... 2005. And so I decided to boycott Ubisoft games in general and I am glad I did. Last year Ubisoft released 3 AC games! Liberation, Unity and Rogue. All 3 received so many complaints that N4G was filled with news stories about how bad these games were. Glad I decided to spend my money on fun, complete games from great publishers. If you want to see fewer yearly released games that are actually fun to play and actually work as advertised, stop being part of the problem and start boycotting crappy publishers. Punish them for their failure and they will learn. Keep rewarding them for boring, buggy, unfinished games and you only have yourself to blame.
Pandora Tomorrow and Chaos Theory,great games.
Just the fact a new game has been announced before the bad taste of the last one has left peoples mouths means yes, this is a series that is stagnant and UBisoft should rest it or risk killing a franchise forever. They wont of course. Have to push that yearly release out which is a practice I abhor when not talking about a sports game, and even then I would not buy them yearly. I mean how much can you milk a cash cow before the milk turns sour?
I think a sports game would be fine being released every other year with roster updates in between.
I don't know, this is the first AC I'm interested in
I'm so done with Assassin's Creed franchise.
I'm actualy excited for Syndicate – maybe even the most exicted I've been for an AC in a long time. I like the feel of Jacob Fry and the personality of the setting, the trailer just screamed a breath of fresh air to me. Is that wrong?
People hate on what's successful
Yep, this is a very common trend in society. Anything that becomes successful has a certain contingent of people that start hating on it. These people are ridiculous in my opinion, because they can always simply not pay it any attention. The fact that they go out of their way to bash something that others like makes it clear what their motives are. The fact that something is successful means that there are millions of people that DO like it. So what if you don't like it or you are burned out on it? How about pretend it doesn't exist or simply not buy it?
This series i will never understand why people like it. It's SOOOO boring its like the equivalent of taking a sleeping pill. I love history but for some reason this game is yawn inducing.
It's been declining since AC3. These games are just nowhere near what the originals set out to be.
AC 1 & 2 were pretty well executed games,but it went downhill after that. I must say that Ubisoft has good IP's from a conceptional point of view to try to do the same thing as FPS games and their success,i touched this subject earlier and it really fits this situation of how AAA became a repeatable of the same with a different layer.( Watchdogs easteregg Blood Dragon cabinet,next to generic GAME cabinet)That's not your usual easteregg
If they can return AC to its roots , then I will love it, taking away the online I think was a good move, AC 2 for me was the best game and It didn't have MP, Unity was a mess but it was beautiful, can't disagree on that, if they can tune the engine and add a great story I will like it for sure :)
Give me back the prince. Enough with this garbage series.
It looks good to me.
No co-op equals no sale. The problems with ACU spring from it being a last gen engine. Plus some idiot decided they need a zillion NPC's.
Developers bring change to a series; people complain its starting to decline, they keep the core of the game with few other changes; people complain it's same old new. Pffft. Just give it a chance already.
The fact that not a single person on this website seems to be genuinely excited for this games tells a lot. I loved AC2 back in the day but havent bothered with the franchise since AC3
No matter what the devs say there's no shaking the feeling that the annual release schedule of the AC series is a fiscal decision rather than a creative one. Creatively speaking AC has been fallow for a number of years. Want an example, Ubisoft think that having you be able to play as a female character 25% of the time represents gameplay innovation. News flash, its really not. Its just a different skin..... but this time with boobs. Everything else is still the same as the last 17 games in the series. The sideways scrolling ones just released are actually more of an innovation IMO. You can already see diminishing returns setting in with this strategy with CoD and AC will no doubt follow soon. When the series burns out (and it likely will at some point) you can already see them asking why no-one buys its anymore. that said if you enjoy these games, all power to you. I just wish yearly release schedules would get dropped by devs in favour of making a game well with a story that needs to be told.
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