Talking about Assassin’s Creed, it must be admitted that so far this game made by Ubisoft is one of the best franchises best and biggest ever. First released in 2007, Assassin’s Creed immediately took over from the big games.
Since it was first released, Assassin’s Creed has become a game that has always been eagerly awaited. But at this time, it must be admitted that the popularity of Assassin’s Creed is not as bright as before.
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Assassin’s Creed also offers something similar. Gamers can fight just like games action and can also instantly kill the opponent with stealth kill. In terms of combat, Assassin’s Creed adds action to perform counter attacks so the fight can be easier.
But there is one more mechanism that made this game truly triumphant in the past, namely the feature of climbing all the existing buildings. This one feature had become the talk of the town because at that time games with similar features were still very rare.
So how about in the next series?
Assassin’s Creed is still quite steady in creating new features in the next series. Extras such as climbing trees, doing cover, and hunting animals are injected with Assassin’s Creed.
Even crazier is the existence of ship battles at sea. This feature became Assassin’s Creed’s savior in 2014. Thanks to the ship battle feature in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the name Assassin’s Creed, which had weakened, returned to the surface.
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As if dejavu, this was then done by Assassin’s Creed three years later in 2023 to be precise.
After the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate series, gamers’ trust in Assassin’s Creed has drastically reduced. This point occurred when Assassin’s Creed: Unity had hype very large precisely faced with extraordinary technical problems. Gamers were disappointed that the impact on sales of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was decreasing, which was justified by officials from Ubisoft.
Since then Assassin’s Creed declared to take a break from the gaming industry for one year until finally in 2023 history was created again.
Gameplay Transfer from Action to RPG!
Before 2023, we already knew that Assassin’s Creed was a thick action game. But all that changed when Assassin’s Creed: Origins, which launched at the end of 2023, brought a myriad of new mechanics.
Origins no longer carries action-packed elements like its predecessor but instead becomes an RPG. Equipment what is offered is more complex and non-existent counter attacks.
However, Assassin’s Creed did not throw away their gameplay potential in the past. Ubisoft actually still incorporates climbing elements, a map open system by climbing towers, and of course stealth kills.
Side quests are also made better and more varied than the previous series. It is these new mechanics and transitions that have saved this legendary franchise. In terms of gameplay mechanics, Ubisoft still has a lot of real potential. For me, as a lover of this game, since the beginning of the series, the Assassin’s Creed gameplay mechanism must be recognized as moving in a positive direction.
What’s more, Ubisoft wants to apply variations conversation for the characters as CD Projekt Red did with The Witcher 3 for the Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey series.
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Taste though Assassin’s which tends to be mysterious is drastically reduced here. But the effort to improve and make the mechanics of this series more modern deserves a thumbs up.
Ubisoft’s homework this time is how to maintain this mechanism and make it more varied in the future.
If the discussion of the mechanism has clear, this time we move to the discussion of the story. The story at the beginning of the appearance Assassin’s Creed is also the main weapon. In terms of storyline, Assassin’s Creed is smart because it combines elements of the past and the future. Besides that, Ubisoft also includes history in their game. At the beginning of its appearance, this formula is a very perfect formula.
after Assassin’s Creed first, we will play a character named Desmond Miles in the future. Desmond tries to find the truth about his ancestry and learn about the origins of Abstergo Industries, which has a mission to control the world.
Although Assassin’s Creed first it doesn’t have a future plot, Ubisoft is still successful in linking it to the story Assassin’s Creed: Revelation. The beginning of the setback of this future story actually happened after Assassin’s Creed 3.
I call that turn off Desmond and it doesn’t finish franchises this legend is over Assassin’s Creed 3 is blunders for Ubisoft. After Desmond died, Ubisoft lost its identity and had a crisis of ideas to tell its future plot in this game.
In the end, Ubisoft reformed itself and created a new character named Laila Hassan Assassin’s Creed: Origins. The plot of the future and the past becomes matches in this series but not for the entire series
Like it or not, Ubisoft had to fix this story element which was already a mess and reconnect it with Desmond Miles’ story. Because if not, Ubisoft must be admitted to have suffered a setback from progress existing story.
The Annual Release Is the Problem
The most obvious deterioration that occurs in the body Assassin’s Creed was the unrealistic and rushed timing of its release. Yes, since its introduction in 2007, Assassin’s Creed at least always release this game once a year. Moment of release one year after Assassin’s Creed 2 which was released in 2009.
Since then Ubisoft’s custom has been to release games with this incredible potential in an annual release format. At the beginning of its appearance, this policy received a good reception.
Reasonable enough too because Assassin’s Creed have a relationship with each other up to Assassin’s Creed 3. Unfortunately the same mechanism from year to year makes this one franchise sink slowly. The crisis of ideas related to the story was also shouted by the Ubisoft fans themselves.
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Part gamers think Ubisoft should rest franchises This is to be able to improvise. Especially since the bad comments against Assassin’s Creed: Unitytrust gamers to franchise it is also slowly decreasing.
Fortunately in 2023 Assassin’s Creed decided to rest until 2023 they spawned a new series namely Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
But this annual release format happened again in 2023. After one year of release Assassin’s Creed: OriginsUbisoft spawned a new series namely Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
The latest news is in 2023 franchise it will rest again because Ubisoft still decides to focus on Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey first.
The conclusion is that the Assassin’s Creed series actually still has potential, especially since the new mechanism was removed from action to become an RPG. But one of the most unfortunate is the way the story is now uncertain direction.
Even though this time there is the figure of Laila Hassan and the return of Desmond’s father, Ubisoft still has homework to improve the future story format of this one series so that it is more suitable for the story that Desmond has lived in the early series.
Setback or not? That opinion should be thrown back at the fans of the series. But in my personal opinion, a draw Assassin’s Creed already on the right path because Ubisoft wants to make improvements on various sides.
Only one question remains, whether this series will end and gamers come to a conclusion from everything that has happened? We’ll be waiting for him.
Sources: Gamespot, PC Gamer, Venturebeat