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I'm really looking forward to this new Assassin's Creed game, Assassin's Creed: Over-saturation. It's going to be really good, being marginally different to the previous one and coming out roughly a year later.

In all seriousness, though, has anyone else realised how much Ubisoft are milking Assassin's Creed? They've just announced this little bugger:

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And, despite the fact that new generations of consoles are coming out soon, Black Flag is reportedly going to be on the current generation of systems.

That will make the Assassin's Creed games on the PS3/360:

Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed II
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed IV/Black Flag

That's six games for a single franchise on one gaming system (excluding DLC content). Even other milked gaming franchises like Kingdom Hearts haven't managed to pull that off. Seeing as the first game in the series came out in 2007, this also means that a game has been released in the Assassin's Creed franchise every year since its debut, and that's not even counting the AC spin-offs on other systems.

It's not that the games are awful, but does anyone else feel as if this is starting to take the piss a little bit? It's a testament to how easy it is to develop and churn these games out that they're able to do so with such alarming frequency. Given the bugs in ACIII, perhaps Ubisoft should put a bit more effort into ensuring their products are a bit more polished before launching into the next one?
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Dark1474 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If the game was just a normal pirate game, I'd be hyped as hell. But just the fact that the cover carries the Assassin's Creed name kinda of bothers me. I just hope that they wait at least two or three years before the release the next one. And that the next one be insanly awesome to. For this one, ahhhhhhh....I'll still buy it after the price drops or something.
tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's going to be really good, being marginally different to the previous one and coming out roughly a year later...

I guess you haven't played any EA Sports game...

So, a game series sells well and starts making more games... what's the problem? when people gets bored of it, they will stop buying the series, unless there is a really innovative one, so the developer will try to make a really innovative one and it will sell like hot bread! Win-Win! <sarcasm> Just look at Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero!</sarcasm>
chibilombax Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Yay more games where nothing changes at all in terms of gameplay

I mean cmon the enemies still do that "Oh we got him surrounded LETS ATTACK HIM ONE AT A TIME" thing from the first game.

Also I hate stories that go "well it's the end time to kill off the main character" people never seem to do a proper send off. The overall plot gives me a headache.
evangelian007 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I thought that Assassin's creed was the "supposed" end of the franchise(Or of Ezio's story).
If Ubisoft continues to milk the franchise it will suffer the same fate as the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises.
Bentheechidna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Yes pretty much. My problem is that the first Assassin's Creed was really good story-wise, while the rest weren't so much. It made me feel why each major assassination target had to die, and when you killed them they left you with profound last words. After Assassin's Creed, the targets became more and more miniscule. In ACII all the named targets were very briefly introduced right before you eliminated them, rather than how AC showed the effects they had on the general populous. You literally kill the Pazzis because they are associated with the templars and because they supposedly had some relation to why Ezio's family was killed.
TheWrongestTrousers Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wasn't ever a really big fan of these games. And I was noticing that this game was taking the way of Call of Duty, as of late. Which was odd, considering this is a more single-player experience.

I think both of these series could've expanded a lot more by taking MORE time between games. Maybe only 2 or 3 games came out for this generation of consoles and I wouldn't be so angry at this series or Call of Duty. They can both be very fun games, don't get me wrong, it's just they don't really do a whole lot in between. The biggest change was the LATEST Assassin's Creed, only because of a huge change of environment.
Skoonie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Ugh, don't remind me of KH :( I just want to play Sora again! Is that too much to ask, Square Enix?! Release KH3 already!
Bentheechidna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
You get to play as Sora in Dream Drop Distance.
Koopsmas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Rated-R-PonyStar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I'm not a huge Assassin's Creed fan, mostly because I kind of find the story to be a bit dull at times and really not that interesting. I like how accurate they are in historical events and they make your hidden actions help turn the outcome, but think your right overall, they need to spend more time polishing their games instead of just chucking them out of there like rabbits in mating season.

Also, as much as I am a Revolutionary War fan, having the next game take place in America was kind of a bad move in my opinion. The tree walking replacement wasn't as exciting as the roof to roof action in ACII. If they wanted to do a revolution theme, they should have done the French Revolution.
Nephyne Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Eh, I was fine with the release of the trilogy of AC2 being release so soon after each other (Especially given some of the price drops), but this is a bit silly.
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Ohoho ahaha, ANOTHER? Wow, I thought they were sort of milking it with III, but this is just exploitation! I don't really care, since I'll probably steal it like the lowlife that I am, but I know these games run some pretty big holes in a budget. Also I think they noticed people liked the ship segments from AC III so they just decided to make a whole game around that!
Rannarbananar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked the ship part, especially where the Captain's lips didn't move.

I want a game all like that.
Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Well I actually thought the ship sections were one of the most entertaining in the game, certainly much more so than the exact same other gameplay I went through in the other 4 games.
Orochimizuki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh it's got a name now? I read something about it a few weeks ago but then it was just a rumor. Is this really legit? if so, I gotta catch up...I've only played Liberation and II...
Cheshire-pony Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They'll likely keep making them until they go to the point where you see the main guy kidnapped and they'll be like "We went full circle! We had this planned from the start." or some bullshit like that.
Micka33 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're making another one already? I understand why they would work on one but it would have been nice to wait at least a few more months or another year before announcing this game. You know, so that Ubisoft could work on new ideas and material.
Considering the rhythm to which these games have been released, I wonder how the players don't get tired of them.
Addicting-Candy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Yessuh. I find that fairly alarming.

It's a shame, really. I used to enjoy the series.

Eh. I can only speculate but I think that the bugs would only increase since they won't be reusing the same assets from the last game (engine excluded). At least if they did that, most of it would already be bug tested. Having such a tight schedule probably doesn't help, either.
GpvASaaS Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
lol i readed 'black fag'...maybe i going on 4chan too much lately XD
CrownePrince Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I had an extended conversation over the weekend about how AC lost its edge. I find that usually the maximum number you get in a series before it takes a dip is three. Of course, there's also cases where the sequel is awful and cases where there's a longstanding series where you can't tell if the next game will be a hit or a miss.
Libra-W Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
saw the youtube vid and am not impressed. game companies way of teaching history to gamers
also found out 2 new characters for Playstation All-Stars Battle royale

Zeus: [link]
Issac Clarke: [link]
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