My original point, as someone who likes shorter release schedules, is simply that I get kind of annoyed whenever I see someone asking a developer/publisher to drop a short cycle just because they personally don't like it. Those who don't like short cycles can always skip entries within a series, but those like myself who prefer short cycles are screwed when a publisher/developer chooses to go with a long cycle like Elder Scrolls, there is nothing we can do to speed up the wait between titles.
That's kind of a circular argument though, is it not? You're basically saying that you don't like it when people mention their opinion, because it's contradictory to other people's opinions, but the opposite would also be true, so then no one would be able to voice their opinion. You're just saying one side specifically needs to be quiet.
Both the idea of shortening and lengthening release schedules have valid arguments behind them, so only mentioning one valid argument for smaller release schedules ("you can skip them and a lot of people would prefer to have more than less") is just trying to make the situation look one-sided from the perspective of it's always better to have more. Whereas I was merely stating my opinion early, not arguing it. Like for example, who actually wants game development to get longer for no net return? That would just be the difference between holding back titles arbitrarily and not doing so. I think just about everyone who asks for longer development wants them for the sake of new innovations. So that's an argument for longer development times. In the case of a publisher as big as Ubisoft with as many development teams as they have, there are as many arguments for a longer development time as there are against. Which is why I'm just mentioning my preference.
Edit: And of course, I'm not talking about the "quality" necessarily of this game. Just Ubisoft's overall release schedule. For all I know this might be the Far Cry game to make me interested in them again.
Last edited by AngryLittleAlchemist - on 06 December 2018