I hadn’t seen the trailer until just now. It looks bad. I think someone may have mentioned it upthread, but the face models look lackluster, dated. That trailer looks far less interesting than the ones for the last few games. It just looks like more of the same, in a similar setting to that which we’ve already seen.
Wish they’d gone with early Edo period Japan or pre-Columbus Mesoamerica or something vastly different to what we’ve seen.
Obviously not. Wooo. I’ve found that not researching upcoming games makes things more enjoyable. I don’t overhype things and I don’t get too excited. Except for WRC I’ve watched every detail on that game. ;)
Yeah, I’ve got BG3 and CP2077 on my plate already. And then Lamplighters League shows up next week, and I’m hoping reviews will be good for that. And then Alan Wake II late in October. Haven’t even touched Starfield yet.
You can’t set an AC game in east Asia or South America or Australia! What are you thinking? (Unless it’s a 2D side scroller, then it’s ok.) The only history really worth exploring is European history. The Mediterranean region and North America are sort of ok, but only because Europeans went there.
I’d be in day one for either of those. I tried to go back and place AC3 Remastered and it looked way worse that I remembered. I almost think my game was broken how bad it looked. I’m a huge fan of the time period in that one. Which is why I’ve gone on vacation in Williamsburg like 900 times.
The hundreds of hours spent in last AC games kind of burned me out of playing another AC game. I managed to actually finish most? of Odyssey. I think there’s a full 100% completed “secret” ending i never found, but I did the expansions and they were cool. I burned out before finishing Valhalla though. I still sometimes jump into Odyssey and putter around for a half hour. The larger the distance from it the more clearly it’s just a big parkour obstacle course.
However I’ll be happy to jump into Mirage if they make a tourist / museum mode later.
I’d love those settings, but the issue at least for Japan would be: can they outdo Ghosts of Tsushima? I guess whatever era AC “Red” is set in is going to be different from the Sony game.
And also, one thing I love about AC games is the heights and climbing, which doesn’t always lend itself well to ancient settings. I’m horribly afraid of heights, so the climbing caters to that perfectly. One of the single most memorable AC moments I’ve had in the entire series is the modern-day setting in AC3 when you have to climb around the skyscraper. I can feel my stomach up in my mouth every time. (That’s a good/fun thing.)
Those more modern settings would be cool. Syndicate is one of my favorite ACs due to the setting (and that incredible soundtrack, unlike any game I’ve played though as I type this I’m now kind of reminded of Arcanum’s soundtrack).
Ghost is fantastic. I really need to go back and finish it. It’s utilizes all the features of the PS5 controller and just oozes style. Hell you have collections that are just cosmetic things and it’s exciting because your dude looks so cool. Which kind of makes me wonder why I would want an AC game when it’s already been done so well. :)
It is very cool. The combat is a bit complicated, but if you get it right you feel like a total badass. Plus it’s just gorgeous on a good 4K TV with HDR, especially my OLED one. :-). Probably my favorite Playstation exclusive.
Not to be all negative Nancy, but this just feels so DOA, maybe through no fault of it’s own, but AC burnout plus crowded field plus MOTS gameplay doesn’t scream Must Buy. I imagine it’s one of these solid “7/10” games that does nothing wrong but nothing especially right either.
I’m an unabashed AC fanboy, and honestly I feel the same way. And yeah, the face tech used here for some reason doesn’t even look as good as Odyssey, Origins, or even Unity or Syndicate. No idea what happened there.