Some people on here will know i love the multiplayer but for me the AC series has gone downhill game by game.
After the high point of Assassin's Creed 2 we had Brotherhood which wasnt a bad game, i actually really enjoyed it but it wasnt as good as AC2 and i was pretty disappointed with Revelations, i got quite bored towards the end, this may have been because it was so similar to Brotherhood
I feel the multiplayer has a part to play in each installment not being as good as the last because by the end of it i was enjoying the multiplayer in Brotherhood & Revelations alot more than the campaign which AC is meant to be all about
Do you think Ubisoft have been giving the single player less attention because of the multiplayer component?
although i really enjoy the multiplayer i would rather they scrapped it and gave me an engaging story personally
I think you could be right. I think now they have multiplayer sorted (2 games in hand) they will come back really strong with a decent single player in AC3. I just can't wait!
Im encouraged by what ive seen of AC3 so far campaign and multiplayer but now they've included co-op aswell thats another thing that they will concentrate on
For me going by Brotherhood and Revelations they havent mastered doing two things at once yet and now they're doing three things, between Revelations release in November 2011 and AC3 in October 2012 is 11 months long enough to put together an amazing single player campaign with a multiplayer and co-op component aswell?
Ah well it has been in production much longer because they have been making it for 3 years now I think... (at least) They were making it while they released the others.
Hence why Brotherhood and Rev were spin offs. They had to make this one. I could have waited but it's good to have played them all
I think the multiplayer was a great addition to the AC series! It was fun and isn't just a copy of other multiplayer games.
It may have meant less time / effort put into the 'spin offs' single player, but that also may have been down to the yearly time constraints.?
As MissSouthampton said AC3 has supposedly been I production in tandem with ACB n ACR since AC2 finished.
And as for the yearly COD reference. I don't mean to sound like a "AC Fanboy" but....
The desmond sequences have all been leading up to this year. So unless they had put a lot more desmond bits in, then they might have been struggling to fit in all these extra desmond sequences and all of Ezios story (which i loved), into the one game in between, as opposed to the two we had..
With the production size & time AC3s had. I'm hoping we get a great multiplayer (with out any recycled maps), and we get two BIG single player experiences. One for desmonds story to be mostly wrapped up, and one for this new Conner dude (Altair only really had one AC game)
Then maybe leave Assassins alone for a few years or the next-gen? Coming back with something very fresh and new in the AC universe.
Sorry, when I said desmond sequences. I didnt mean solely the actual "sequence" bits, but all the desmond story parts. My bad..
Ive never really got invested in the whole Demond side of the story i was always more interested in Altier and Ezio