The topic of how many Mario and Assassins Creed games is constantly coming up within gaming forums, and every time I see them I shake my head. People seem to constantly pass by the simple solution to having an issue with these franchises.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THEM.
I stopped playing Final Fantasy a LONG time ago, but every time I see a new installment, I watch the trailer, I see if it's up my alley, and decide whether or not to get it.
As you can imagine, I am not a fan of what the franchise has been doing.
HOWEVER, I have met people who love the franchise. And thus, enjoy the milking of the franchise. It may not be up my alley, but it's up other peoples alleys, and I can spend my money on another game while they buy FF instead. So naturally. I love Assassins Creed. Even enjoyed 3. And they're not being rushed out each year for a quick cash grab either. Unity in particular has been in development since Brotherhood. And going further into Unitys defense, It's one of the few next gen only games coming out this year. And what did we hype up?
Destiny. The game being held back by the Xbox 360.
Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Destiny. Or Watch Dogs and TItanfall for that matter. I LOVED those 2. But the subject of overhyped games is a blog for another day. What I want to know is why people feel compelled to hate on games that clearly aren't made for them. Assassins Creed is based off history. Last I checked, history was infinite, and the series has over thousands of years worth of material. It's no surprise that the series has so many installments. And yes, I realize the longer a game is in development the better it will be, but as I pointed out before, even though it's popular to internet belief, Assassins Creed games are NOT being made in 2 days. (Especially with the amount of content in them.) Neither does Mario, neither does Final Fantasy, and yes, neither does COD.
All right, yes, I'm defending COD. Put down the pitchforks and here me out here.
You CANNOT look at Advanced Warfare, or even GHOSTS for that matter, and tell me that no effort goes into these games. You CANNOT look at the amount of players it has and tell me that NOBODY Enjoys it. Heck, a NeoGAFer told me that Call of Duty Black Ops 2 on the Wii U has more players than Killzone Shadowfall on the PS4. Even posted a picture to prove it.
A 3 year old game on a struggling console having more players than an exclusive on a console that has yet to decrease in sales.
So obviously even a game as hated as COD has it's fans. So if someone never liked or no longer likes COD, myself as an example, then all I have to do is IGNORE IT. You have NO IDEA how easy it is to ignore COD, because I have no interest in it! And if you have a problem with a game being milked, stop acting like fans of that franchise are breaking some sort of oath by liking them. And I know exactly what the comments will say.
"Thing is, there are better games out there."
Yes. But how often do TRUE triple AAA games like you state come out? It's been years since we had a new Uncharted, Metroid, Batman, et cetera, and during the times they come out, it's a GOOD thing we have triple AAA games like Assassins Creed coming out every year.
"They're doing 2 Assassins Creeds this year. The franchise needs to die."
Yes, SHAME ON YOU, UBISOFT! How dare you make an Assassins creed game for last gen people and fans of Naval Combat! How DARE you release an entirely new Assassins Creed game with an interesting plot instead of just downgrading Unity and putting it on last gen, expanding your horizons! Go sit in the corner!
So next time you see a yearly release, keep in mind, you have these options
1) Ignore it
2) Not buy it
3) Respect the fanbase of those games
And then the FANS will be content, YOU will be content, and I will be content.