The modern day part of the Assassin's Creed narrative has always been a big part, but should it be? Maybe it's time Ubisoft left the Animus behind.
They've never really utilized it well enough for it to be memorable. As a result, most of the sections where you leave the animus just seem unnecessary. It could be really cool if done right, they just haven't done it right.
That's pretty much the problem. Also, they insisted on introducing ancient humans or aliens (i really don't care what we call them) to the point where it distracted from what was actually interesting and made AC what it is. A collection of stories about the Templars journey to control the world and how the Assassins fight against them. At this point, its become so convoluted that it doesn't actually have a clear direction. I'd much rather return to a story about the Assassins using the animus for training and to learn about the Templars, and use the information from the memories to fight the war in the modern day while also telling stories throughout history. I honestly feel the best scene in the entire series (admittedly of what I have played) was the ending of Revelations. The Scene where Ezio understands that his role in the story is smaller than he expected but sees what his purpose was is in it all is a very emotional point. Also seeing more of Altair and how he grew as a character was brilliant and they did so much character progression for two characters in one game. Currently, it looks like AC is almost final fantasy-esque in how they're just telling lots of separate stories which in itself isn't bad but feels extremely limited given how much history they have to play with.
It went downhill after Desmond's death.
Right. It did not develop well at all. Started out with such promise too. Pity.
This happened 10 years ago.
I've never cared for the modern day sections. They are just a reason for why the rest of the game exists, they don't need to be made any longer than necessary.
I wish they would remove the modern story line entirely.
Yup agreed after they killed of Desmond (stupid move btw) the modern story has just seemed unnecessary.
Yes it has. Even more so now with the addition of these new losers.
Ubisoft builds immersive historic worlds and they decides to inexplicably pull you out of it and put you in a bland environment with a generic modern story. I mean what's the purpose?
I’m ten hours into odyssey and have yet to be pulled out and in origins you were out of the animus for maybe a total of ten minutes of a 100 hour game. The modern day complaints are played out anymore and I’m tired of hearing it
Well everyone, I guess we should stop talking about it. Seems Knight is tired of hearing about it. That's all the persuasion I need. 🙄
Sounds like 10 wasted minutes. They literally add nothing to the game. Just remove them.
I wasn’t really specifically referring to you i just meant in general I’m tired of hearing about it. I just used facts for the two most recent ac games and how they don’t pull you out to modern day for more than a few minutes total yet get three downvotes from salty ubi haters smh damn funny
I remember when people used to say Assassin's Creed had "outstayed its welcome". And then Ubisoft "blew people's mind" with Origins. We need to be a little more careful with these terminal terminologies. It's getting dangerously close to click-bait. All they have to do is fix the timeline of the present, and better introduce it's gameplay into the narrative of the time period the game takes place in, and I'm certain we can have just as great an experience as AC 1 and 2. With both present and past coexisting for the greater good. I for one like the fact that the modern world exists. It's what attracted me to the Assassin's Creed world, and it's what kept me intrigued for a long time, although I don't appreciate the direction they have taken now a days. Taking away that aspect of AC all together would be like taking away assassinations from Assassin's Creed, in my humble opinion.
I'd have to agree. I feel like 3 ended it pretty well. and if they were to keep that same caliber of quality available, and keep the outside the anima story interesting, they should do it! However, that's not what's happening. End it.
But's its modern story is what has kept me interested all these years. . .
As far as I'm concerned, that ended with AC3 which ended Desmond's story. The rest have kind of been tacked on.
I think one of the concepts for the original Legend of Zelda was you were reliving memories of a hero and you had to collect 3 computer chips. The sci-fi aspect was abandoned because Nintendo already had a sci-fi in the works with Metroid. So Nintendo almost had the AC concept released 20 years before Ubi did. Once Desmond died the modern day stuff had zero meaning anymore.
Series rot is inevitable for an ongoing series that for a time had an annual release. The modern stuff provides context, but definitely became crazy. I think it's a great idea, but I don't think much more than a nod to the fact that it's a simulation is needed every time. What it needs is good writing quality if it is to continue being a pillar of the series.
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