||09-06-2013 11:28 AM
Originally Posted by Syl
If this game didn't have the words "Assassin's Creed" attached to it, it would be the game i've been dreaming of my entire life.
Yeah, exactly. There is fun to be had with AC, but there are multiple factors that cause these games to leave me feeling flat.
The open-worldy elements always feel contrived--mechanics and objects put in place because "we are supposed to have this stuff".
The environments, while big, still feel like rooms rather than the outdoors, I guess because of layout choices.
And the biggest problem is the meta-story, if you will. The whole, "you're not really here and you're not really doing anything, because it's all just memories and your actual character is sitting motionless in a chair in the future", thing they are tied to now blows immersion out of the fucking water. At least for me.
This all results in the "exploration" feeling more like walking around in an amusement park, complete with trinket hawkers, than an organic world.
It sucks, because you can tell a lot of passion goes into creating these games, but it's like they know the words, but don't know the music.