Why do we still love AC when much of what we’re playing is the same?
Tired of it already....Ac2 was enough. Shame this franchise has been milked to death already.
same, part 1 sucked, part 2 was pretty good, but then brotherhood came out and felt like an expesnive expansion, not feeling different at all. and now revalations, a few new things but feels way too much the same. soooo interested in the story for revalations though
We need a next-gen if we're ever going to see any proper movement on visuals and game design! Bring on the 720!
For me it boils down to if the story dies out. The story hasn't so far, for me, so I keep going back. I would like a update in visuals amongst other things but I still buy it because I enjoy the story and want to know what happens next
It hasn't for me either, but I find myself playing for four hours and thinking "wow, all I did with that time was buy the same stuff I bought last time". Y'know?
I will buy any and every Assassin's Creed game they ever make. I absolutely LOVE the series, my favourite one this gen, regardless of reviews. Love the story and characters, aswell as the beauitful cities they create for exploration. Sure the gameaply could and should be better, but I dont mind so long as the games are always intruiging.
Agreed. I played AC2 and thought it was great but then a year later Brotherhood came out and I thought it's going to be rubbish. How wrong I was. I played Brotherhood over the summer and it was awesome. Yeah they're milking it but they do have a big story to tell. I just hope AC3 will bring something different. Got Revelations today :)
The series is already dead @below The world in which this new game got the lowest scores and lowest sales in the series history.
which world are you living in? just because ACR is not received well since lack of major improvements over previous installments, it does not make it a dead series at all!!
What else can Ubisoft do, though? Keep finding period cities whose roofs you can jump between?
@ezio Doesn't stop people from calling cod milked, seriously this series is becoming rinsed , I understand why people enjoy them but how can you argue against that?
Just how is the game not being received well? 7-8 / 10 is a GOOD score.
Of course it has the lowest sales. It only releases today. Were you really expecting it to break AC2s record in a day?
I'm glad to know that you already know the sales of the game with it being released less than 24 hours ago and all.
obviously, they need to come up with something creative.
Yeah, its too mcuh too often. Its run out of steam for me. I'd rathe rplay a next gen Rainbos six and a back-to-basics hardcore splinter cell at this point.
They should've skipped this year and went to ac3 in 2012. Now AC3 has something to prove after revelations and the accusations by many that series is doing too many sideways steps.
Assassin’s Creed is becoming Assassin’s Greed.
Why I do love the story and like others am more hooked for the story than gameplay mechanics, they did back themselves in a corner with the 2012 story. Just release ac3, finish the story for us junkies then take a break and do something different, maybe coming back to it with a new story when the next gen starts.
Where are the "Why do we still love COD when much of what we're playing is exactly the same? articles from this site? From what I've seen, AC at LEAST tries to diversify itself every game they've released (good or bad).
It's not really OK in either case, and pointing out the lack of criticism towards COD for similar offences in this article doesn't excuse the behaviour. I think the "Year of 3s" has exposed the ugly truth to a lot more people about the repetitiveness that the industry has been nurturing over the last few years, and while publishers may be slow to catch on because things are just so darn good in that environment (for them), players ARE getting sick of it. COD junkies I know in real life are seemingly growing weary of COD, despite the fervour and fan-fare that led up to MW3's launch. They will quickly point out that it's "cool, but it's the same thing really." I know of a few who've traded it back in for something different, which led to astounded gasps all round :p Just as Halo has begun fading from popularity, so too will COD and its ilk. It turns out there most certainly can be too much of a good thing, and we may be heading for what one could call a videogame market "crash" in the coming years as publishers continue to shovel and gouge, all the while shrugging their shoulders as to why no one wants to buy their multi-million dollar military shooters anymore.
@ DigitalAnalog Well, Assassin's Creed is an exclusively narrative-based game, for one. In CoD, single player is increasingly not the point, and hence it can get away with the sports title philosophy.
I loved AC2, and I was excited about Brotherhood even though it came out so soon after it. But this one... I don't know, I'm just not hyped for it at all. Maybe its because it is coming out way too soon after other games I was looking more forward to (Dark Souls, Uncharted, Skyrim). It just seems like horrible timing for AC. Honestly, I don't think Skyrim is coming out of my console any time soon. I'll most likely be picking up AC3 when it's deeply discounted.
Wait, you're saying that about this franchise? What about Final Fantasy? Call of Duty? Zelda? Any game that's lasted almost above 10 games in the series.
Agreed, double standards at its finest. Its unfortunate AC is getting the brunt of the complains when its the least offensive franchise out of many others.
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