18th century Paris this time. Its going to take place during the French Revolution and center around a new assassin named Arno There is also apparently another assassins creed game coming out with this one this fall. They are just cranking them out now aren't they? Black Flag was my favorite in the series, but wow.
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The one-a-year model made me jump ship on this series. I can't get excited about any new release at this point. Maybe I'll wait another year or two, read the wiki synopses of the games in between and just skip them, so it will finally feel like a new experience again instead of the same game with new skins and maps.
Fair enough. But I played all of them through 3, and a lot of them were just new skins and maps. I can't even remember the differences between the three games with Ezio. The series has been treading water since Brotherhood, imo, though I can't comment in-depth on 4.
Also, what Smas said. There's only so much I can do the same core gameplay.
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Well it was a continuation in terms of the story instead of the gameplay. That said, Brotherhood wasn't that great. At least in terms of the Ezio storyline. It was pretty much just treading water, killing a new bunch of bad guys for contrived reasons while significant story elements happened to Desmond. But I thought Revelations was rather excellent on the Ezio (and Altiar) front, while Desmond was the guy just treading water. With some backstory thrown in to try to make him less dull.
It seems like the series is samey because of the one a year release schedule and the lack of real gameplay development. But I don't really think theres much need to change the gameplay unless theres a real change in setting. They keep trying to add new elements and mostly they just come off as innovation for innovations sake. The bombs and tower defense in Revelations for example. Theres so many weapons and gameplay features packed in now that its kind of absurd.
But nah, I really think Ubisoft need to stop making AC games for just a bit oh and as for innovative gameplay mechanics, maybe instead of giving us bombs and ships they can do something about there rather unimpressive stealth mechanic. C'mon if they could do it with Splinter Cell then they can improve AC's stealth too right.
As for this new AC game, I don't have a very good first impression of it. The whole thing literally screams "cash grab" and I've had one to many of those this year.
I wonder if this series would be as successful if it wasn't for the history.
They need to completely change it up. AC3 at least changed the setting but there hasn't been anything new since AC2. They need to gut it. They also need to stop putting so much useless gameplay mechanics in it. In AC4, there was so man collectibles that the parts that were fun (raiding plantations for ex.) were lost when there is a billion animus fragments laying around.
Well, a lot of the upgrades are tied to collection quests thus why you would do them during your first play through. Or it's tied to some sort of storytelling, which for some people (like me) like to get the entire story without having the play the game again.