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Like what you see of Odyssey?

Yes 15 44.12%
 
No 19 55.88%
 
Total:34

I played the original quite a bit but I ended up pretty bored. I bought the other games when they were on sale since I had a decent time with the original, but I never got around to playing mediocre games. While with AC Odyssey I plan to get very soon after launch and play through. WRPG in Ancient Greece is exactly the kind of game I want. Of course Ubisoft will probably mess it up.



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With the exception of AC Unity and AC3(this one was kinda boring to me), the series has only improved over time. To me, AC4 is one of the best games in the series followed by AC2 and then Origins. What I've seen so far about AC Odyssey looks great!!!! The Assassins Creed series was and still is a great series!




I think the whole series went in the wrong direction after the first game. I mean, gameplay improved (for the most part), but tone suffered a lot. I like Origins a lot as a game but not all that much as an Assassin's Creed game. The RPG mechanics are implemented in a way that really hurts the immersion of playing as an assassin.



I thnk the first was the most interesting one. It's the only game in the series with bold design ideas and I linked the concept of gathering informations, planning and doing the execution. Althought it was quite badly polished, the formula had a lot of potential for a pure stealth game. With following games they gradually improved the technical department but they went more into the ruote of mission based action games and I lost my interest in the series very quickly.



You could change "Assassin's Creed" with "God of War" and change "Ubisoft" with "Santa Monica" and this would still be surprisingly coherent.



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I've played every main one except Origins, and though i agree about the series losing it's identity/purpose/"soul" after 3's disastrous campaign, the series progressively got better gameplay wise. Black Flag is a blast, as is Rogue. Unity was kinda of bland story wise but gameplay was solid imo.

Syndicate though is my favourite of the bunch, just wish the plot and characters were more fleshed out and developed. The stealth was refined and more enjoyable (even if a bit too easy), and i even managed to finish most missions undetected, something i can't say about early titles.

II, Brotherhood and Revelations were pretty good at the time but i feel like their gameplay aged a bit. The better QOL mechanics introduced later make it hard to go back. The story, settings and characters do make up for it, though.



Black flag was one of my favorite ones. Unity was the worst, completely jank, I didn’t play more than an hour. Syndicate was okay but it didn’t catch my interest. I beat origins and I liked it but it felt hollow despite the endless missions, side content and gigantic map. There wasn’t enough mythology involved, that’s my favorite part of ancient Egypt. Odyssey looks great, there are mythological elements and you have an artifact for the length of the game. It has a lot of potential for me even though “the assassins creed” wasn’t even thought of in the time period. A Templar origin story would be amazing.



Pemalite said:
I thought the first game was alright, not amazing.
Then sort of lost interest in the series... Having multiple releases in a year didn't exactly wet my appetite either.

My sentiments as well, I thought about giving it another try but couldn't be bothered wading through the plethora of games  that have become AC's future.



HoloDust said:
GOWTLOZ said:

Funny because AC2 was everything that Assassin's Creed wanted to do but couldn't do right and then some.

Do yourself a favour and play AC2. But if you care for complex and intricate core mechanics the series isn't for you. Its more for the immersion, lore, soundtrack.

Funny because AC2 is where the games become amazing. The recent games are mechanically sound but aren't all that immersive and you wouldn't understand my point till you play AC2 and Brotherhood and then move to Origins.

Interesting, it was quite the opposite for me - I liked original game quite a bit, despite its many flaws, it was very immersive an you had to play like assassin and hide and run away and pick your fights wisely. In AC2 I could pretty much slash my way through almost anything, which really killed it for me - I've finished it, but had to put mental effort to do it.

Fell for Black Flag due to theme, didn't like it one bit, since i enjoy proper age of sails games, and ship combat in Black Flag was just plain terrible.

Fell again for Origins due to Egypt...mostly pitied all those artist that made such an amazing world, just to be fucked up by awfully repetitive and pointless gameplay.

AC2 had horrible combat so I preferred to run away from enemies xD

I can understand, Black Flag had fun but shallow ship combat and I'm surprised that nobody points that when talking of Black Flag. But like I said its fun. What I didn't like was the grindy economy and the worst assassin missions in the series.

I thought Origins gameplay was alright but it felt like a B rate WRPG.

Madword said:
AC3 was terrible, you could tell it was the B team.
Black Flag was great, but as suggested should have taken out the assassins creed bits and just been a pirate game.
Last one was not bad but didnt play for all that long, need to get back to it at some point.

AC3 was made by AC2 team.

AngryLittleAlchemist said:
You could change "Assassin's Creed" with "God of War" and change "Ubisoft" with "Santa Monica" and this would still be surprisingly coherent.

I understand your point, but you're wrong. God of War changed into an A rate RPG with better combat than any other RPG game. It was industry leading in its cinematic approach with its uncut shots. It didn't forget its heritage but built upon it.

Assassin's Creed has become a B rate RPG. Its got decent combat for an RPG but there are tons better than it in terms of combat. The series initially revolved around stealth and Origins strayed completely away from it hence forgetting what it was. Odyssey isn't even a story of assassins. AC 4 and Rogue were pirate games. The series is all around the place much like Need For Speed and while that doesn't mean every game in the series is bad it doesn't have an identity.

Also, God of War never had a bad game. Ascension was the worst and it was still alright. Assassin's Creed though has had tons of bad games. Revelations, Bloodlines, Liberation, Unity at release, were all bad.



GOWTLOZ said:
HoloDust said:

Interesting, it was quite the opposite for me - I liked original game quite a bit, despite its many flaws, it was very immersive an you had to play like assassin and hide and run away and pick your fights wisely. In AC2 I could pretty much slash my way through almost anything, which really killed it for me - I've finished it, but had to put mental effort to do it.

Fell for Black Flag due to theme, didn't like it one bit, since i enjoy proper age of sails games, and ship combat in Black Flag was just plain terrible.

Fell again for Origins due to Egypt...mostly pitied all those artist that made such an amazing world, just to be fucked up by awfully repetitive and pointless gameplay.

AC2 had horrible combat so I preferred to run away from enemies xD

I can understand, Black Flag had fun but shallow ship combat and I'm surprised that nobody points that when talking of Black Flag. But like I said its fun. What I didn't like was the grindy economy and the worst assassin missions in the series.

I thought Origins gameplay was alright but it felt like a B rate WRPG.

I honestly can't even remember the way combat worked in AC2, I just remember being able to fight my way through pretty much anything - this was very different experience from original AC where I really enjoyed the fact that I'm quite vulnerable against soldiers and have to be sneaky and fast on the feet to survive.

It is indeed surprising that most people I've seen talking about ship combat in Black Flag are actually praising it - I found it terribly lacking compare to games that do it properly (old Age of Sail series, Sea Dogs 1/2, Age of Pirates, Naval Action, even mobile games like The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt, to name a few), but I guess that is what we get as ship combat with mass market games like AC.

Origins is gorgeous game - but never have I once felt like assassin, instead it all felt like some low tier super hero action adventure sprinkled with few RPG alike elements (honestly, it's quite hilarious what passes as RPG these days) with usual Ubisoft busy map and pointless side missions.