CEO Yves Guillemot explains why the growing audience for games means the publisher's blockbuster model is sustainable
No surprises there.
that's cause the old ones were actually complete games..with no live service crap added to them and everything was offline.
I don't mind the RPG direction, but I could do without the blatant design choices that are meant to lead people into spending money on the MTs.
Odyssey has MTs literally called "Time Savers." For fuck's sake.
Well, to be fair, that's better than "surprise mechanics." At least it's honest?
They've had the timer saver DLC since AC: Brotherhood at least
Or having what must be the game's best missions where you hunt mythical beasts as a set up to unlock paid DLC (Atlantis). I enjoyed those missions but when the game stops to inform me that all that effort put in towards unlocking Atlantis was for nothing, unless I paid for the DLC, was kind of letdown. The AC IP won't be turning back. Online integration and monetization is the only way forward I'm afraid.
Honest and honestly bad - yes.
Origins and odyssey are the best in the series imo. Odyssey being my favorite game last year.
I platinumed it. 8/10 at best for that game.
lol Odyssey is the biggest grind fest i've ever had the displeasure of playing in my life. I literally got the game for free while watching TGA 2018 on Steam and still could not finish it. The world is huge and bloated for no real reason, all the side quests and activities are as mundane as they can get, hell game isn't even about assassins anymore, but rather overpowered demi gods. The story might be interested but what's the point when I have to go through hours and hours of busy work to actually get to the main story. Shit game cannot see why it's so praise for the life of me. Intentionally designed to be as big and boring as possible.
YES! THANK YOU! The past 2 AC games were the worst in the series by far. Too big for their own good, too much bloated uninteresting side quests and upgrade menus to screw around in. Give me an AC game that's HALF THE SIZE, but TWICE AS INTERESTING! Create actual AI for the enemies instead of using the same brain-dead AI from the PS3 / Xbox 360 era! These are more powerful consoles, yet the AI is still nonexistent. Get rid of the level ups (why am I leveling up in a damn AC game?!), and skill trees! None of that stuff makes the game any better, its just deliberately gating off game mechanics to give a fake sense of 'character progression', but its not true character progression, its just moves and features that should have been available at the start. Instead they purposely gimp your character starting off with a boring and limited move set. Its sad to see AC fall so far, when there is still so much potential in the concept of using the animus and tying it with the modern day Assassin's vs Templars war. Oh yeah, what's happening in the modern day storyline? Absolutely nothing of interest. The rotten cherry on top of a trash game.
It's not really even Assassin Creed anymore. I don't know why they didn't name it something else.
Because they're too chicken-shit to lose the brand name in Assassin's Creed. They all but dumped the Animus shit. They need to just start fresh.
Same reason they didn't call Beyond Good and Evil II something else Same reason they didn't call Ghost Recon Wildlands something else Same reason they changed the shit out of WatchDogs Same reason they do games like Blood Dragon and Primal as Far Cry game spin offs instead of full on new IPs They don't want to take the risk and do completely different ideas/tones/directions as new IPs
I have no interest in the newer ones. I would've liked for them to actually try to improve AC instead of turning the series into an RPG. There was potential, just too bad they milked the series.
This was what I was saying after Assassins Creed 3 Ubisoft should not have used the Animus or have a future prospect for the base story in the beginning the pitch should have been it is the third crusade you are a rouge Assassin named Altier then have the game play as it is then the same thing with every other Assassins Creed it is such & such of era & you are playing as whoever. that way they would not caused a dead end to the series in the story arc & how you get to the era.
Be prepared for every Ubisoft game to adopt this gear level RPG BS. Both Far Cry: New Dawn and GR Breakpoint both have RPG mechanics and gear score like AC does now. Even the Beyond Good and Evil is set up exactly like another generic Ubisoft copy paste job. This company is probably the most depressing and lobotomized I've ever seen. Odyssey only gets praise because it's like someone tried to photocopy WItcher 3 but couldn't write for shit.
Ubisoft realized that the more time players spend in the game the more chances there are of them spending money in the MT store. So to justify spending more time in the game they don’t care for quality, they give you quantity. This is not to say Odyssey was not good, it was, also an annoying grind, the MT store is blasphemous & I’ll take a quality AC game story & setting with today’s technology over today’s “AC” disguised titled games any day of the week, just drop the title already Ubisoft, grow some balls, you have the resources, manpower & know-how to cater to both AC fans & whatever latest super duper interminable RPG-like grind world you’re thinking of. Rant over, thank you this has been therapeutic, have a nice day everyone :)
Shame. The old AC style is so much better
Odyssey was amazing though.
Go and make one in Space.
Easy money lol.
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