With its reputation in tatters, Assassin’s Creed needs to regain its identity before it returns. Assassin’s Creed has been flogged to death.
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Out of the 9 Assassin's Creed games (Main releases) I would only say that 2 of them were bad. Assassin's Creed 1 was bland yet innovative. AC 2 was brilliant. AC:Brotherhood had great combat but a slow story. AC: Revelations had great combat and a great story. AC 3 was crap. AC 4: Black Flag is my personal favourite in the series. AC Rogue is an underrated gem with a compelling story. AC Unity was crap but if it had functioned properly it would have been a great game. AC Syndicate is basically Unity but it functions well as overall is an OK game. I can't believe games like Call of Duty or Pokemon get away with this.
I pretty much agree with you on every entry here but I still gave up after Black Flag. As much as it was good, I felt the story was going downhill after they fired Patrice Desillet (which would be sometime during the development of Brotherhood). The gameplay manages to remain good at least.
Yeah me too, Black flag was my last AC, too many new and/or more exciting games out there to bother anymore. If and when they bring some drastic changes to the formula (including a year or two break)then I shall happily reconsider giving it a try. Until then...
I actually loved Assassin's creed 3. Liked it more than revelations and black flag.
Same i had AC 3 much higher. Connor and his tomahawk.
Why do people not like AC3? I thought it was alright, Unity is easily the worst. Combat was crap, story was poor and the main character was extremely dull, combined with the terrible performance.
Probably because it had a six hour tutorial and was boring as hell.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Granted it was my first AC game, but that shouldn't matter if the game was enjoyable. Played on Wii U and still had a good time. None of the issues people complained about made any difference in the game to me. I didn't notice them.
I disagree that combat is crap in Unity. It is different, more challenging, and needs to be learned. But once that happens, it is more engaging than previous systems.
Do you like your whole culture insulted by ignorance? The understanding of Native cultures is insulting in AC3.
I'm Native American and wasn't insulted at all at how we were portrayed. If anything its insulting how few ppl picked why he spoke the way he did.
AC Revelations had super boring missions and was a smaller games than the rest. Also, the combat was actually very glitchy from what I remember. The series started going downhill with Revelations, imo.
I 100% agree year after year another cod where the developers don't listen to the fans or improve anything, reskin and release and no one bats an eye. I only think unity was bad due to tech problems not the character or setting/story. For me black flag and syndicate are my favorites as well as AC2. I am ok with a year off if it brings me ancient Egypt. Now if only Japan and Russia got proper games.
may i ask why you liked 4 i might have to force myself back into that game i hear alot of love for 4 that i dont understand? i just didnt enjoy the ship parts and after a few times in the ship i quit. thats also when i stopped caring about the story at all.
@USMC_POLICE when it comes to 4 I found the best part was the story, the ship combat was a bonus for me but I really found Edward to be a very human character with bucket loads of character development. It's also depressing as hell which I like for some reason.
this is for me one of the worst series i ever played.. matter of tastes i guess but i never enjoyed a single one ( i only played 1 and 2)
Don't buy it then. It's easy as that.
at least you tried...more than some can say sometimes on N4G. I respect your opinion.
@blawren4: I salute your open mind about other's opinions. I did hate the first one but still gave 2 a chance. I never read reviews and i never follow any fashion, i buy what i like or what i think i will like.
AC 3 was crap?
On what planet?
Not on my planet earth. I totally enjoyed it.
I agree with most of your list. The exceptions are Revelations, which I hated, and Unity, which I consider a good game after the patches. I don't understand why anyone thinks Ubi have lost control of the series. Their batting average is quite high, and includes recent successes. The Chronicles games they can keep, though. Not my cup of tea.
Although in monetary terms, buying each on release at £40 average... £360 for the series... lol. That's being generous and without the side games and video content. Not worth it. I'm glad I wised on after Revelations. Should have realised by Brotherhood tbf.
I honestly just got bored with them. Even the good ones early on, I would be bored about half way through....mostly due to those present day segments for cut-scenes. Eventually I just gave up, and only cared for the cool statues in the collector's editions...because they do have some of the best statues. Some people have recommended Syndicate was a good one to get back into it, but I don't want to lose interest half way through again....so I dunno.
For me, AC was all about the navigating the beautiful world and kicking ass. AC: New cool parkour game with cool combat. AC 2: Near perfect. Great combat and Parkour. AC B: Almost perfect. More refined combat (similar to batman) and parkour . AC R: Same with B, But the mini games kinda suck. AC 3: Introducing lame combat and flying on wall. Suck ass. AC 4: fun ship battles. The rest is the same as 3 which suck ass. AC R: Same as 4. AC U: Same as 3, suck ass. AC S: Have the worst combat in the franchise. Having batman gadgets to go around is cool. Still suck ass.
Black flag & Rogue had nothing to do with "Assassins", in one of them your a pirate, in the other you're a Templar - but it's a naval simulator as well. They're not bad games - their not assassin creed games.
so ima sound like a ass here but am i the only one who thought 1 was crap to be fair i played one for the first time after brotherhood was out. that said i respect 1 for what it is and altiar is still my fav of all the assassins but as a game i just didnt enjoy it. also is syndicate really that good? i havent played it yet still on the fence i got burned by unity and 4 i dont wanna get burned a 3rd time by assassins creed
AC1 is my personal favourite and I played it at launch. While the game is indeed repetitive, and once you get counter it's easy mode, no other AC game has the spirit of the franchise like AC1. Altair remains the only true Assassin of the series in my opinion. He got to where he was by being a professional and after falling from grace, showed the world what a true Assassin is capable of by reclaiming his honor and going on to reshape the Assassins in ways that our last him by centuries. The setting and story of AC1 is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of the series as well. Almost no emphasis was placed on First Civ nonsense until the very end and I think that the First Civ nonsense is what ruined the series. Ubisoft had a great template to follow. They could have made each AC game a more personal affair of how each Assassin comes to be one and their personal fight against the Templars or even the Brotherhood itself without the need for an Animus or Aliens. Coupled with endless locations throughout history, and even having games like Rogue where you play as turncoats, AC could have retained the greatness of AC1 and 2,but corporatism ruins everything. I'm still a fan of the franchise, but finding it hard to justiy buying at launch. $80 for games that are more and more samey is a hard sell.
AC1 is my favorite as well great setting and for me the best character ALtair followed by Evie.
First was good for it's time. Something kind of different. It was fairly repetitive though. I can't speak to how it would hold up today though, since I haven't played it since it first came out.
I was hoping that by AC:S, the future story line would of finally been brought to an end. And Minevra would of finally revealed herself etc etc But no. Instead we'll have to wait another 2years for the next AC, which could possibly end up rebooting the entire story line all over again or just not bring any closure
as nice as a reboot would be that would kill the franchise atleast for me. that said they finish the story then reboot ill embrace it with open arms but i hate when they start a story then leave it unfinished.
Are you still playing Assassin's Creed for the over arching story? Good luck getting a satisfying conclusion any time soon :)
I've only played one bad AC game honestly and that was Unity, I loved 2-4 (never played 1) and I thought Syndicate was really good, them taking a break is a good thing but its not because they're making bad games.
A main story similar to Desmond would help. I have no idea what is happening anymore
Yeah . I want to get into Unity but just can't. It's not that engaging for me and still seems broken. I have people in town climbing over people, some suddenly crouching , then standing , only to crouch again.
Hopefully, Ubisoft is in the process of re-tooling...and it seems to be doing just that after the last few years. Between AC3, Unity (Black Flag was awesome, and Watch Dogs...Ubisoft has lost its way a bit on the "innovation" of games. I don't expect mountains to move from triple a developers, but there has to something more than copy and paste. It seems that that Ubisoft is getting it back together again. Rainbow 6: Siege is one of the best pvp shooters in years (or at least in the running). Looks like The Division may be a winner. Wildlands (maybe). For Honor (maybe). It looks as if they are experimenting a bit more. I hope I'm right.
Ubisoft needs a new business model because it's not really lost it's control of Assassin's Creed but just it's staff in general. It's too big to manage.
They started to lose control with AC Revelations. I remember taking almost a year long break because I was just disgusted with the game. The story now is virtually nonexistent and the character just aren't as interesting. The series needed a break as being an annual release was killing the franchise with each follow-up selling less and less.
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