Assassin's Creed is Dead

This is Rebel's Gaming post by Kirk Deis on why Assassin's Creed is DEAD.

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Jackhass2260d ago

They're worn out this franchise quick.

ExposingLames2260d ago

Half assing the game and having major bugs and glitches really turned the series into crap. Especially the MP. After AC3 I swore I would never buy another one and will keep to that. Just don't know if that games quality speaks to all Ubisoft titles.

nick3092260d ago

Yet it sells millions. Why? Pretty much alive and well. Though not the same, still sells great.

listenkids2260d ago

Only clicked to post this

Sovereign592260d ago

Unless I stop having hours of fun doing stupid little things like dropping dead guards off of rooftops to cause panic below, Assassin's Creed will never be dead, not to me at least.

starchild2260d ago

Yep, there is so much to do in every game and to me it's a lot of fun. I love the traversal gameplay, the combat, all the various side missions, the historical settings and characters, and the overall storytelling.

They are simply fantastic games in my opinion. But like any successful thing, there is a certain percentage of people who have to be contrarians and start hating on that thing.


Specially in AC3, there were a ton of fun stuff to do, some stuff like that assynchronous online beacon hunt by the end and the boat combat actually let me wanting more!

If wasn't for the bugs (and I won't make excuses for it there, they were plenty) it would easily be my best game from 2012. So I think it's as far away from dead as it could be.

It doesn't mean I'm all pumped for AC4, thought... Arguably it's a little too soon (and other great games I have priority will release around the same time), so maybe I'll hold by purchase 'till early next year (by then I'll either already have a PS4 or will be getting one, depending on the price they announce here), but getting it none the less.

GameSpawn2260d ago (Edited 2260d ago )

I wouldn't ever go to the extreme and say the series is dead. The series is suffering from the "Call of Duty" effect though. The series is pumping out games almost yearly and being "subjectively" watered down.

It hard to deny how much Assassin's Creed has changed from AC1 and AC2. I really think the series plateaued around Revelations and Brotherhood. AC3 did bring a lot of new things to the table but it lost the heart and soul the earlier games had in terms of how objectives could be accomplished.

My problem with AC3, glitches aside, existed in the STRICT linearity of the missions and their objectives. You were forced to complete MANY of the missions in a very exacting and specific way, especially when you were attempting a perfect run getting the bonus objectives. In earlier AC games you were simply told to take out an assassination target and, rarely, in addition take them out either without alerting anyone or with a specific weapon like the hidden blade (didn't mean you couldn't dive attack with it or casually stroll by and "poke" them). This exacting form of gameplay meant you were no longer allowed to explore multiple avenues to the same goal. This all to me killed a lot of the "fun factor" previous titles had.

Another minor problem with AC3 was the changes to the notoriety system. They made it far too complex and at times it made running away very difficult. They have noted that AC4 has a more simplified rule-set for notoriety and detection to overcome some of the pitfalls of AC3's system. I don't expect it to be near as simple as AC1, but more like Brotherhood and Revelations (hopefully).

In short, my bullet list of the pros (++/+) and cons (-/--) of AC3's changes/additions are:
++ Ship battles
+ Hunting/Crafting/Trading
+ Weather/Season/Time changes
+ New Assassination/Kill Combos
- Notoriety/Detection System
- Obscure mini-games
- Lack of "parkour" friendly architecture (I realize this is due to the choice of time period/setting)
-- (Forced) Mission Linearity

Does all this mean AC3 is an atrocious game? No, many of the new elements make up for some of AC3's less desirable features. If you're a completionist the forced linearity caused by the optional objectives might get on your nerves in a few missions, but nothing too game breaking.

Kirkusm2260d ago

That's exactly what I'm saying. "It's not the same." It'll always sell but the franchise has become like a record. The more it's played the less the quality can be heard.

medman2260d ago

Of course it's dead. Funny thing though, why does the dead thing sell millions of copy?

Bzone242260d ago

People love the dead. Walking Dead is a perfect example of this.

theWB272260d ago

Each game gets a 2-3 year dev cycle and the storylines are better than 90% of games released. I'm biased though, it's by far my favorite franchise.

CultOfPersonality2260d ago

Same here, AC is my favourite franchise!, but the MP has never Interested me, but ac4 is looking like the best AC since 2 IMO

starchild2260d ago

I agree with you. If the development cycles were only 1 year long the games would suffer and likely be crap. But they give the games the care and attention they deserve and as long as they continue to be good, I will continue to buy them.

I love the historic settings, characters and story lines in these games. And I love the variety of gameplay in each game. Most games don't have nearly the variety that the Assassin's Creed games do. Assassin's Creed 4 looks like it will be the best of all.

hankmoody2260d ago

Having trouble finding the urge to play through AC3. I will admit though that the multiplayer is still a hell of a lot of fun. And also, AC4 looks more and more interesting. Releasing one of these things every year is just too much AC in general if you ask me. The series felt special at first but now it just feels like overkill.

ZBlacktt2260d ago

AC3 is absolutely nothing like AC4. Please keep that in mind.

kneon2260d ago

I found getting through AC3 to be a slog. I just didn't care about the story or characters so I ignored nearly all optional missions just to get through it.

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