There's no doubt the "Assassin's Creed" franchise is a great one. There's been plenty of games in the series for just about every type of gamer, from the pure adventure of the first two games to the open world of "Brotherhood" and "Revelations" which had a feeling of strategy. There's pretty much something for everyone.
However, as the years have gone by and new games have come out, the AC series has really changed when compared to the first game, and even the second one. Ubisoft didn't hold back with the franchise when it came to giving players something new to do, but now it's time to get back to what made the series great in the beginning, the assassinations.With the upcoming "Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag", Ubisoft is looking to get back to the series roots.
"Yes, we are a pirate game, and we advertise ourselves as a pirate game. It's even in our title," said Ashraf Ismail, Game Director at Ubisoft Montreal.
"But it's an Assassin's Creed game, and this is very important, because this is how we're able to build a pirate game. We have this really solid foundation that is the core and the heart of the experience. The story is about a guy who is an assassin and the conflict he goes through to become this guy. We actually have more assassinations than AC1 had."
Ubisoft is taking the "older philosophy" of the franchise under consideration while creating "Black Flag", even though the game may look similar to what we've seen lately from the series.
"This is something we did learn, we do listen to our fans a lot. We know that in AC3 there was a lot more handholding done, and we do want to go back to an older philosophy where we just present you with a simple objective and we let you choose the gameplay you want," Ismail says.