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Is Assassin's Creed losing it's touch? Or is it building more ideas?

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So my main topic that's been in my head during my weekend is based on the release of Assassin's Creed IV which is released this week worldwide. Most people were aware that the Assassin's Creed series pretty much killed off the Prince of Persia series before the first game was released back in 2007.

I have played the first game and do admit that it was an impressive game back in the day on who you can Assassinate next on your list and travel across a wide-range of land just like most open-world games such as Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead or even Jak II. Later games in the series have gotten a little better and better having it in different periods of time like the last game Assassin's Creed III was based on the American Revolution, have heard that the story plot for Assassin's Creed IV takes place before the Third game based on the Golden Age of Piracy with a mix of Caribbean Islands and based on open-ended ship based exploration with combat and land-based adventures just like what normal pirates would like in books and movies.

When you think about this some of these ideas have been mentioned do sound a little familiar if you've watched the Pirates of the Caribbean series you’re sailing across the sea, fighting pirates and looking for treasure. Now think of One Piece series it has the same idea your sail across the sea looking for the Grand-Line and becoming a Legendary Pirate; And plus when it comes to gameplay in Assassin's Creed IV you are using abilities and attacks just like you would see in either of those titles I've just mentioned. Ok so sailing across the sea is likely the biggest hype around this whole game which I can understand when it comes to gameplay and of course the graphics and setting added in to the background to make it more pirate looking, but seeing most of this when it comes to using about to travel the world, we've all seen this done before soo many times in past games from the late 90's or even before then when it comes to sailing across to one place to another in video games.

As soon as I first saw the first trailer for this I did wonder if the series was starting to lose its ideas, even though that the series is very popular around the world for most countries especially US and UK/Europe. Fans of the series must surely understand that the series is starting to loose it's touch, you do wonder if something like Watch Dogs could replace the Assassin's Creed series in the future just like what they did with Prince of Persia series before 2007. But I would be surprised if there was an Assassin's Creed V in the works soon after I do have a guess that the next title could be set either during World War I or even World War II, I mean it could work you’re a spy and you’re going under-cover taking down leaders or world-leaders during that period. Think about it, it may even work if Ubisoft did pay attention to any of this or likely its hard-core fans would easily throw fan-fiction into this idea if they want to keep the series fresh and keeping it going for the franchise.

If you are planning on buying Assassin's Creed IV this week? please post a comment below and see what you think.

(I would have had added images to this blog, but Internal Sever Errors kept popping up I'm sorry there are no images to this blog)



Personally, I see little relevance between the original premise, and this latest direction, veering off-course into piratical waters.

Ubisoft should have created a whole new intellectual property to encompass the latter.