Thursday, May 23, 2024

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered: What is Ubisoft Afraid of?

( Assassin’s Creed Odyssey goes out on October 5 and Ubisoft is now planning Assassin’s Creed 3 Remaster. It’s surprising that just before the launch of Odyssey, Ubisoft has come up with great ideas for their 2012 game. AC 3 is considered one of the weakest games in the franchise. That said, the game received positive feedback from the community for the features it offers, but it still makes me wonder why Ubisoft needs this kind of push for their upcoming game.

If you don’t know, the company is planning to release the Assassin’s Creed 3 remaster as an add-on for AC Odyssey season pass holders. Although the game will be released as a standalone title, it still worries fans. Is Ubisoft trying to strengthen their upcoming game with this release? Of course, they are doing, and we should hope that the Odyssey won’t be a big let down.

In a series of Tweets, game director Alex Hutchinson revealed how he is planning to fix the game Ubisoft released six years ago. He went on to say that, he would like to offer a few edits if he could work on the Assassin’s Creed 3 remaster. What was stopping Ubisoft in all these years that they are now coming up with new plans? Now after so many years, suddenly they have realized that the game they sold in 2012 was in need of some big changes.

Lots of changes Hutchinson suggested are related to the game’s pacing and how they ruined the pacing by letting those Temple missions stack up at the end. The game director now wants to force the completion of those missions in the present day. He now wants to force Homestead side missions to be available earlier to lay out a path that deeply connects players with Connor. This change is certainly aimed towards people who actually care about playing side missions.

If you’ve played Assassin’s Creed III, the beginning of the game was a big surprise because you don’t play as the Connor. When the game opens up, you play as Haytham, Connor’s father. The opening was surprising and Ubisoft successfully managed to keep it a secret, but there was a huge gap that made players feel exhausted as they had to wait for too long to get to Connor, the cover hero. The developer has admitted that they could have broken Haytham’s story into small parts instead of putting most of it in the beginning. Hutchinson noted that the start was “too slow”.

If you’ve played the game, the opening was impressive and the relationship of the father and son was portrayed well. The details revealed about Haytham were impressive too because the game puts you in situations where you get to learn some untold truths and details about this duo. The details revealed at the beginning of the game leave a lasting impact on players and with a strategic touch of emotions, they made it a heart touching tale of a father and son.

Artistically, Assassin’s Creed 3 was a beautiful game, but the biggest problem was the length and details we were bombarded with. Apart from the changes suggested by the game director Hutchinson, the game felt more like a lecture from a historian. As soon as you get comfortable playing as Haytham, you are given the role of Connor and then you start doing things that a real assassin wouldn’t be doing.

With the changes suggested by the game director, it looks like almost all the problems people had with the game will be gone. Assassin’s Creed 3 remaster arrives in March 2019, but now we are all set to try Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and after checking the most recent game builds, most of the fans are not convinced with what Ubisoft is doing with the franchise. People are undecided on the new Assassin’s Creed game and there are so many reasons why they feel so sad.

Staff Writer; Jay Baker

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