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Assassin's Creed Shadows Is 5 Years Too Late

The Nerd Stash: "Ubisoft is finally bringing players to Japan with Assassin's Creed Shadows, but this samurai/ninja epic might arrive too late."

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-Foxtrot36d ago

More like 12 year...people have been going on about Japan or China since after Assassins Creed 3

Hell I even remember seeing people talk about it before Brotherhood or Revelations came out.

Ubisoft ignored people for over a decade and clearly decided to do it once they saw how successful games like Ghost of Tsushima become.

isarai35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Well, the funny thing is in the very first game once you unlock the eagle vision outside the Animus, people deciphered the writing on the wall and it gave a lot of hints to China and japan being the next or one of the next locations. And now they only do it when someone else already did it for them, and better imo.

Hell one of the directors literally addressed people's demands to.follow through on the hints the game had, and blatantly said they will never have an AC set in that location.

Me and my friends called it while playing GoT, like "i bet Ubisoft announces an AC game set in China or Japan now" and they announce TWO 🤣

Inverno35d ago

The creators had plans for this series which where put on hold indefinitely for the milking Ubi had planned. Pretty sure they were gonna take this to Japan after 2, but then focused on Ezio. Which is why the modern day stuff fell apart too.

notachance34d ago

They know it was heavily requested so they kept it as a trump card while milking the series until it was dry. GoT finally snapped their eyes open but since you can't just release a game on the spot it takes them this long for a catch up game.

Idk how successful it will be though, with all the controversies surrounding it, either about the race stuff or ubisoft bad practices in general.

-Foxtrot34d ago

Sad thing is rumour has it that the preorder sales are "very strong"

It's like people don't give a shit about Ubisofts shitty anti consumer practices.

notachance34d ago

seriously, with only a CGI trailer?

even the forced online to install from disc stuff didn’t deter people from preordering it? I guess they are comfortable with not owning their games indeed. $70 rental holy sh*t..

victorMaje34d ago

I fear there’s a growing amount of gamers that doesn’t know any better or have been conditioned to not care.
They just want the next toy to fiddle with & stream their playthrough online. I hope I’m wrong.

-Foxtrot34d ago

@notachance

Yeah I was thinking the same, we've only had a CGI trailer and people have gone to preorder despite all the shit Ubisoft has done over the years along with their out of touch comments.

Even when this was teased and was on the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit, if you said anything bad about Ubisoft or the game you're downvoted to oblivion. It's crazy.

Dirtnapstor34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Such a tired argument imo. This "race stuff"? Because the game is not expected to historically accurate, there are some narrative liberties taken. People need to chill out. Ubi should just amend the character build to allow for a male Japanese character, then the naysayers will be appeased.
Also to those who still cling to "anti-consumer" nonsense... Why won't you just wait it out then? The game will go on sale, then you won't feel like you spent your week's paycheck for 100 hours of entertainment.
People expect everything on the cheap. You may not like Ubisoft as a business, but it's a business. The slight is ridiculous considering what the Devs provide for us.

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victorMaje34d ago

Exactly. Ghost of Tsushima scratched that itch & then some.
Thing is Sucker Punch focused on making a great game, Ubisoft’s focus is probably once anything but.

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CrimsonWing6935d ago

Better late than never. I haven’t been into an Ass Creed game since Black Flag and I only liked the non-Ass Creed parts of that game. This one will be the first I’ve played since Unity, which killed any interest I had with the series,

jznrpg34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Black Flag was a lot of fun for half of the game. But they had those stupid follow the guy missions that really broke the flow of the game and the fun. Rayman was a great too. But I haven’t wanted to play an UbiSoft game for many years and they are making it so I don’t

DarXyde34d ago

I gave up after Revelations. You've gotten much deeper into the lore than I have, that's certain. Loved 2, but after Revelations, I wasn't willing to give any new entries since a chance.

They might be good games, but you can't play them all, I guess.

Friendlygamer35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Nah, tsushima is all countryside and beach and sekiro and nioh are fantasy, a more urban feudal japan setting is fresh. Besides we get a new European medieval game every 10 minutes, why can't multiple companies do Japan ? I would love onimusha, tenchu and way of the samurai to come back.

I hate the idea of a gaming company 'owning' a setting, I want more high budget cowboy games besides red dead !!!!

neutralgamer199234d ago

Ghost of Tsushima has set a high bar for games in the vein of Assassin’s Creed. While having more options is generally beneficial, Ubisoft seems to struggle with their direction, which can sometimes undermine those benefits. If it was not for the success of Tsushima I don’t think we would ever get assassin Creed game in Japan. Even now sucker punch are a much much smarter team of developers that did Tsushima And now we have Ubisoft who have 15 studios helping making one game

Games like Ghost of Tsushima, Nioh, and Sekiro stand out because they focus on gameplay and setting without the burden of microtransactions or mandatory online connections for single-player content. They prioritize quality over quantity, something Ubisoft could learn from.

The upcoming Assassin’s Creed game will inevitably be compared to its predecessors and other high-quality titles. It needs to meet or exceed these quality standards. We don’t need another 80-100 hour marathon; we need content that offers a compelling and engaging experience.

Instead of criticizing other companies for excelling, we should encourage Ubisoft to elevate their standards. No single company owns a setting or genre, but the quality of some releases naturally sets a benchmark for others. Let’s push for better quality from Ubisoft rather than lowering our expectations

Good-Smurf34d ago

Pretty much, I hate that if its western devs ARPG they either go middle ages knights and dragons castle town brown looking or its in sci-fi soap opera.
Please branch out for once ffs.

chicken_in_the_corn35d ago

Why release it at a time when the setting is so common? Releasing it now lets it stand out more.

35d ago