Why I stopped buying Assassin’s Creed
With eight main entries to the series (if you include Rogue) and more on the way, Assassin’s Creed has secured its place as one of the most influential games series ever made. However, due to new instalments now being released every year, the series has began to feel fatigued.
To be fair, every every game is always fun. I cannot deny this, and whenever I play any Assassin’s Creed title I always enjoy myself. From exploring its open world to fighting enemies, the series has managed to create an accessible experience that can appeal to almost every gamer.
That said, I no longer think there is any reason to buy the newest Assassin’s Creed.
Since a new entry is released annually, the changes to actual gameplay are now minimal.
The biggest feature is always the open world, as a new one is created every year. Aside from that, Assassin’s Creed generally tweaks gameplay rather than completely overhauling it.
Sure, there’s a new world to explore and new equipment to discover, but why should I buy a brand new Assassin’s Creed when the previous entry to the series has just been reduced to £15?
Additionally, new entries are often notorious for being unfinished or broken. The last entry, though, will have been fixed within the last year of its release. This often makes the previous game much more appealing to purchase.
To put it simply, Assassin’s Creed is a troubled series. I love the gameplay it delivers, but even I struggle to recommend buying it annually. In my opinion, wait until it’s inevitably reduced in price.