There have been a lot of discussions and arguments going on about how Assassin creed has lost its essence in the last few games that have been released in the franchise. Ubisoft has been getting the stick by the fans for killing the game’s soul and spirit. But are their complaints really something worth considering? Has Assassins Creed really lots its “Creed”?
Now before we actually dive into the whys of it all, I just want to mention that this review is based on my personal experience that I think most of the “diehard” fans of this franchise would totally agree with. So, without any further ado, let’s get into it!
Sadly yes, Ubisoft has been upgrading and enhancing the game to an extent where it has become just another open-world RPG where you could do anything and everything, and that, to me has quite dismissed all the things that assassins creed once stood for. The game’s emotional and mind-bending storylines are long dead, the beautiful movie-ish narrative is somewhat lost amid all the crafting, exploring, building, and traveling, assassins creeds last few games have been nothing but an upgraded version of Minecraft with better graphics.
What Made Assassins Creed Stand Out?
The last in the franchise that was a gripping experience was Assassins Creed III. The main story revolving around the father and son duo along with all the events of history was one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride that got fans crying their hearts out at certain moments in the game. Or the very first few in the franchise like the brotherhood, assassin’s creed II, or the revelation. The time these games were set in, the era the characters the places the features, everything was so perfect about Ezio Auditore da Firenze that we all felt so connected to the character as if we knew him like the back of our hands.
While the franchise has a glorious history, not many are happy with the last 3 entries, which are Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla namely.
As mentioned above, these games were never really up to the mark, you feel like if it’s just another RPG and to be very honest I felt like if I was playing a terrible copy of The Witcher 3, the gear system, the crafting mechanism were nothing but a not so great replica of the best RPG ever made, the Witcher 3.
As for the ones reading this, and myself being a diehard fan of the franchise I would still recommend as I see a Ray of hope emerging out of Assassins Creed Valhalla as Ubisoft has somehow managed to get back in the game with their last entry to the franchise. With a gorgeous and breathtaking world, the game is based on the Norse, it’s such a treat to play for sure.