Is Assassin’s Creed Mirage A Step In The Right Direction? | Spot On
Is a smaller more focused entry in the series the right next step for the Assassin's Creed franchise?
Assassin's Creed Mirage is billed as a back-to-basics entry in Ubisoft's long-running open-world franchise. It follows Assassin's Creed Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla, three large-scale RPGs in the style of The Witcher 3. Yet despite their ambitions, these games drew some criticism for their quantity over quality approach. As such, Mirage has been presented as an antidote to the open-world bloat that has slowly crept into the franchise, and games as a whole.
But is a smaller more focused entry in the series the right next step for the Assassin's Creed franchise? That's what Lucy and Tamoor discuss in this week's episode of Spot On. Mirage has received a variety of review scores, with some enjoying the return to a gameplay format and scale akin to the original Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. However, others have said it misses the mark and fails to deliver on the promise.
So, what does this mean for the future of Assassin's Creed, and how do the many already announced Assassin's Creed titles fit into Ubisoft's plans for the franchise? Find out what Lucy and Tamoor think by watching the episode.
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