- Nov 1, 2017
Ok that's confusing. So you didn't buy the last 2 AC games because you feel the RPG elements they introduced was about squeezing money out of gamers? But Syndicate was the game that introduced areas with level requirements. And Assassin's Creed 3 IIRC was when they first started to put microtransactions in the series that i and probably most other players have been happily ignoring ever since. Precisely because they are so unnecessary unless you are the laziest type of gamer ever determined to skip as much game content as possible, which why even buy these kind of games then but ok, whatever. So your statement is inherently flawed either way. Have you even played any of the AC games released in the last 7 odd years?Those were two different posts, talking about two different things. The first was about why I didn’t buy the last two AC games. The second was in response to your question about my SP purchases in general.
With respect to RPG elements, personally I think that once you assign enemies specific ‘levels’ you’re dealing with a full RPG system. Obviously those other games you mention don’t do that, at least the ones that I’ve bought.
To me, once they started to introduce those elements in Origins, it was clear the direction they were going to take. And, lo and behold, here we are. What a surprise.
If you enjoy these types of games, as many people seem to, then good for you. Keep buying them, companies will keep making them, and you can be happy. As I said, I won’t.
And you also don't buy SP with obnoxious flawed etc monetisation. Fair enough. You can argue about how you would define that but personally i would consider mobile games with Gatcha/Timers that stop you playing and the likes of SW Battlefront 2 and Fifa Ultimate Team obnoxious. None of the AC games are anywhere near as bad as this. Well, as far as i can tell because i've not personally played Odyssey yet, some people are talking about grinding while others are saying its non-existent. Considering how much i heard about the so called XP grind that AC:Origins had a reputation for which turned out to be complete nonsense when i had to force myself to stop playing sidequests to make the game harder i'm sceptical because it sure does seem like people over-exaggerate these kind of things to prove a point. If i play it for myself and it turns out people are talking out of their arse then i'll happily keep correcting people.
You know, if you don't like the AC games then that's fair enough but then just say that. It's a perfectly valid opinion. But this:
is not at all accurate. Ubisoft have been "squeezing" MTX into the AC games long before RPG levels were introduced. The changes AC:Origins made to the series were much needed changes to revive what had become a competent but stale franchise.
Just out of interest though now that I've explained how non-intrusive MTX are in AC:Origins do you still consider it part of your list of games you would never buy for that reason?