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.
Yeah, it sounds like if you’re looking for a very streamlined game steeped in the AC old-school ethos, there’s a lot to like here. Baghdad itself sounds like a good city setting to explore. But also, I’m seeing a lot of issues that the story is almost threadbare and there’s a definite lack of memorable characters.
I’ll get to it eventually, I suppose. But yeah, after a steep UbiSale.
For me the most important question is if the world is beautiful and nice to explore. There’s no AC game with a story that I’d like, and I only ever liked Odyssey gameplay (if only cause it’s only Diablo-style grind fest I’ve played in years so it felt fresh to me), but the whole series enchants me with its worlds. Only Unity, I think, managed to have gameplay and story annoying enough to take me out of the experience, AC3 was close too. Valhalla is a slog of a game but it still is a beauty. So that’s my bar for Mirage, make me want to walk these streets.