It feels kind of weird but I may actually get an Assassins Creed game this year. Last one I bought was AC4 and that was ok but this one is sounding better and better. Almost tempted to preorder at BestBuy for 20% off and $10 voucher.
Reminds me of the cryptical bullshit about multiplayer in No Man's Sky. "Yeah the game has a sort of Journey-like thing where you meet people but it's not really a multiplayer experience per se..."
Feels great to get a straight answer for once.
About the thread, it feels like this game features all the cool shit I want from such a game. X enhancements, discovery mode, photo mode, difficulty settings, animal ecosystem, etc.. Could be the definitive AC experience tbh.
The formula was getting quite stale after all these years, the only direction I could see the franchise going to freshen things up was to add more RPG elements. Im looking forward to it even though I won't be getting it day 1.
I'm still not sold on AC:O as I have failed to finish the last couple of AC games. I didn't realise it at the time but the outside the animus narrative was pushing me along. Once that wrapped and I had finished Black Flag I felt no desire to keep going with Unity or Syndicate. Doing shit inside the Animus as faceless nobodies in a large company doesn't really do it for me. I am waiting to see what they do in Origins if anything before I buy I think. Well my wallet wants me to. Buying games is so good though
AC:O isn't really a full RPG, it is more RPG lite. It has far fewer things to keep track of than the likes of Dark Souls and Divinity. Most of it is just skill trees and loot. There are no fat rolls, encumbarance, dozens of stats, procs. And Dark Souls is still considered pretty much an action RPG and is played by a bunch of people who are more interested in traditional action games than RPGs.