Why I don't play Assassins Creed games at release any more and the audacity to trash Elder Ring1 Likes/2 Replies/155 ViewsOriginal poster Dan-assasin 2 posts
Hey, I haven't used this account for a while now and I reactivated it because I heard that some Ubisoft developers were talking bad about Elden Ring. A fully finished game without microtransactions or missleading marketing. No system in place to make a halfly working "game as service" (I hate those, gamers don't want those but hey, you get your orders from a dispicable CEO who has never played a game before so who cares). A game that gives it's player a cool new piece of armor, weapons or skins and other goodies every 15 minutes instead of having to grind 1 hour for an armor upgrade that doesn't even change appearance. Every reason I like Elden Ring ist the same reason I used to like Ubisoft games but since you are not providing a single one of those things in all of your games I do not buy the any more unless I get a used copy for 10 bucks somewhere and am relieved that I didn't pay full price for it. Heck I haven't even finished the used assassins creed games in my shelf. I rather go play Elden Ring for the rest of the next 2 years when I have time.
How do you find community managers who are able to sleep at night ?
It was a pleasure to dish out some well deserved real talk to you guys.
AnimusLover 295 posts
I agree with your overall sentiment however, I think some basic fact checking is in order:
1.It was one former Ubisoft employee who criticised Elden Ring. One man does not represent an entire company and its employees' viewpoints.
2.As someone who has platinumed Elden Ring I can tell you that whilst the game is great and far better than Valhalla for many reasons, including that which you mentioned, it has a lot of basic quality of life issues that should not be present in a 2022 game.
3. Evidently, gamers do want live services which is why Final Fantasy 14, Destiny 2, Genshin Impact, Fortnite and GTA V are still going strong today. Even Anthem, which many consider a failure, sold very well. Yes, there are a lot of legitimate live service failures (Avengers) but when they hit, they smash. That's why Ubisoft really want in on that action. The problem is they lack the competence to execute it well, hence Valhalla. The Division 1 was excellent but that was developed by Massive and The Division 2 isn't as good.