BT Games: "Another year, another Assassin’s Creed game – but Ian Dransfield isn’t as excited about it as he maybe should be."
Black flag felt pretty fresh to me despite not being a true Assassin game. There's no need to kill the series if people in their millions still buy it.
I agree they could keep it going. Black flag was amazing despite the story disappearing than picking back up, the environment was great. I think if they could bring it back the "Assassin" game we knew it to be in the beginning it could become great again
How was it amazing if the story kept losing appeal?
@Red0eye0ceo Uh... It's not like a book where story is the sole point of enjoyment. I've played hundreds of games where the story was filled with lazy writing or it was just flat out bad and still enjoyed the gameplay. A game doesn't need to have a good story (or story at all) to be good.
While story driven , it's still an open world game . there will always be tons to do in those for fun , even in the poorest ones . I know people that cares only for AC1 , despites its flaws , precisely because of the world and gameplay
They are pushing out games for profit, what's new ? The could have made the series a lot better by choosing a 3 game series and making it the best it could be but no they had to think of future titles aka future profits.
Don't like it? Don't buy it... Simple as that.
yep...pretty much this. No need to ruin other peoples enjoyment, including mine . This is one of my favorite series of all time
Don't bring logic into this.
I know right. How stuck up do you have to be to say something like this? That's like someone saying 'Well, I don't like Pizza, so all pizza shops should stop selling pizza and move on to something different' Pizza is awesome. So is Assassins Creed. Pizza WHILE playing Assassins Creed, oh man, don't even get me started!
Feel silly that people keep asking the death of a serie whose original concept is perfect to breed sequels ... Revisiting the the past of a whole genealogic tree ? And you want them to stop after doing 5 (6 counting aveline) assassins ? If you are personally tired , get out and move on to something else , instead of complaining about the franchise doing what it's supposed to ...
Agreed, AC was originally supposed to be an anthology series (though you can argue it still is). Unlike the usual annual COD release, AC brings something brand new almost every year. First Middle East, then Italian Renaissance, Ottoman Constantinople, Colonial America and Caribbean and seas. Now it's back to Europe for Revolutionary France. You can say the gameplay changed significantly from AC2 to AC4. My only hope for ACU is that they'll utilize next-gen hardware to truly evolve the gameplay.
The evolution of gameplay was pretty gradual between the Ezio games; they only madea few additions with each iteration. There was a big jump in gameplay style between AC1 and AC2 and then when AC3 came out. AC4 just refined a lot of what was introduced in AC3 while avoiding some of it's glaring flaws. From AC1 to AC4 we have come a damn long ways. Short of the running and climbing, the two are far from the same games. The combat and AI has vastly evolved. I went back and played the digital version of AC1 once AC3 came out and it was laughable how easily exploitable the AI was in comparison to what we have now (all you had to do was blend, roll off the blend button, stab, and roll back on and blend away).
"all you had to do was blend, roll off the blend button, stab, and roll back on and blend away" LOL. I remember that. Back then, that style of social stealth was considered ground-breaking for games. It's amazing how much time passes and how many things evolve and innovate.
The author doesn't understand is that Ubisoft has multiple studios working on the AC franchise. While AC3 came out only a year after Revelations, it was in development for about 3 years prior to its release. Though I won't defend the gameplay itself which seemed to be the result of a development nightmare. I think a whole year and half was dedicated to making the new Engine. And AC4 took 2 and a half years to develop prior to its release. Fortunately it turned out to be the best AC game since AC2. But it didn't feel very much Assassin-like. Now, AC:Unity appears to have been in development for more than 3 years which is pretty astonishing. By the time of its release, it may be a game that took 4 years to make. This most likely means that this was planned from many years to be the first true next-gen AC game.
He pretend he isnt tired , and got issues with the staff being prisoners of AC . lol wich staff ? Like someone else just posted on his blog , many key figures of AC1 or 2 already left or got fired ... And like you said , multiple studios are involved , while they still try new franchises like Watch Dogs , divison , the crew , or those cosntant splinter cell and ranbow 6 and ghost recon revamps .
"It’ll look spectacular, it’ll be a true AAA experience. It’ll be a proper blockbuster." Soooooo what's your issue? It may stand still, but it's as tall as a skyscraper.
As someone said,if you don't like it don't play it,i enjoy them so im happy they make them each year,ac4 was great and felt fresh
I'm glad they made Black Flag or the series would have been stale. They are doing everything right for a yearly release, something CoD needs to take notice of.
They can create countless stories of famous people, wars and events throughout history that lead up to the present day and connect perfectly. And yet you are saying you want something different. Im getting tired of people saying they want new games because they are everywhere and if your an adult with responsibilities games nowadays take a long time to finish.
It doesn't need to be an annual release, but I do not want AC to die. AC Unity had a sick trailer so well c how that turns out
I look forward to AC every year, and so do a lot of people. If you don't like it don't buy it. Pointless article imo.
Yeah, I'm going to keep buying them as long as I keep enjoying them. They've all been great so far, so I don't see the problem.
Why? Black Flag was one of the better games released last year.
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