Sep
18
2015

Has Assassin’s Creed already peaked?

I mean, don’t get me wrong: I played the heck out of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. But I didn’t pick up Assassin’s Creed Unity, once I heard that the game wasn’t really all that great. And now Assassin’s Creed Syndicate seems to be going in a decidedly different direction here:

Is that good news, or bad?

3 Comments

  • Luke says:

    Assassin’s Creed peaked with 2.
    .
    Don’t get me wrong, I played the heck out of Black Flag. But that was mostly out of nostalgia for Sid Meier’s Pirates!
    I kept getting annoyed at having to leave the fun parts of the game to do the Assassin’s Creed bits.
    This was especially jarring, because I’d just played through the Dishonored DLC several times. Going from a stealth assassin game where the morality of your actions is the major thematic focus, to a similar game that revels in its bloodshed and nihilism, causes quite a bit of whiplash.

  • Aruges says:

    Ubi probably wrought the last bit of fun out of the original concept with Brotherhood. AC 3 didn’t change up the formula much and went stale (and a boatload of bugs didn’t help much). Black Flag was at its best when it WASN’T being an AssCreed game. Since then, they’ve not found ways to reinvigorate the original concept or move it in a different direction. Personally, I think they should end it and do something else. They’re more or less doing that by spreading many of the AC mechanics to their other open world games.

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