Neoseeker : News : Surprise, surprise, Ubisoft wants all its games to become franchises
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LOD-squa Jul 15, 13
Messed up. Becoming a franchise can make an awesome game into some repetitive crap. =\
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THM Jul 15, 13
Typical failure? An example of 'Assassin's Creed'??
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Heartlesswithaheart Jul 15, 13
NOPE. I'm glad I know that I need to avoid another company, however. Thanks for the heads-up.
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DiamondMaster11 Jul 15, 13
....nope. Still want Watch Dogs. In fact, this is a good thing for me. Because if Watch Dogs is awesome, then I get another a few years down the road, and that one will be designed with next-gen consoles in mind, meaning it'll be WAY more in-depth.
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Boo Jul 15, 13
Oh dear
I'm frightened for this game then. I was really excited for it
now it looks like it's going to turn into a GTA sort of thing and only GTA can be GTA. :/

I sincerely hope I'm wrong.
Last edited by Boo :: Jul 16, 13
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Watain Jul 16, 13
quote THM
Typical failure? An example of 'Assassin's Creed'??
yeah, where they kill a potentially good franchise via turning a game about assassinations into a series of games where you're an errand boy and an army captain of sorts who assassinates on the side - and oh, by the way, let's add in some crappy 3rd grade sci fi subplot (that evolves into the main premise) capped off with some whiny dipshit voiced by Nolan North so that we can make it a franchise!

I have no qualms about Ubisoft wanting to franchise their games but if they even consider lowering the standard, then they can kiss the fattest part of my ass.
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Dantess26 Jul 16, 13
quote Watain
yeah, where they kill a potentially good franchise via turning a game about assassinations into a series of games where you're an errand boy and an army captain of sorts who assassinates on the side - and oh, by the way, let's add in some crappy 3rd grade sci fi subplot (that evolves into the main premise) capped off with some whiny dipshit voiced by Nolan North so that we can make it a franchise!

I have no qualms about Ubisoft wanting to franchise their games but if they even consider lowering the standard, then they can kiss the fattest part of my ass.
I tend to agree with everything you put here. Ubisoft basically admitting that they re-cycle Assassin's Creed games year after year, churning out different gimmicks (Renaissance era Italy, the American civil war, now pirates). Eurgh. A unique, excellent, one-off, fully-rounded experience is too expensive to make? Have they even heard of The Last of Us?
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MissingScore Jul 16, 13
So even if Watch Dogs is awesome and is one of the best sellers of the year Ubisoft will still be disappointed in it unless it's 'the biggest new brand ever introduced into the video game space'. I'm taking that last part to mean fastest selling game ever, which is a frankly ludicrous target to set.

As for all games being franchises, as much as the use of the word franchise at all gives me grave misgivings, I've nothing against well-made sequels to any game. However in recent times what we get is far from well-made and are often rushed (sometimes annual) releases in attempt to try and squeeze as much money as possible out of a franchise until consumers are sick of the sight of it.
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Shave ya Head Aug 2, 13
I thought this was just Assassins Creed?

Not always a bad thing, so long as they change plenty. I mean AC Brotherhood, Revelations and III were quite similar, and got rightly slated for it, but IV looks like it could be a nice step forward.
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erikalui Aug 23, 13
I do not get that why they want to become a franchise

The game is so popular and it's good by its own. There is no need to make it more complex. It's is already making so much of money and no clue why Ubisoft is saying that it is too expensive. Anyways, hope that the game does not get worse.
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Shave ya Head Sep 8, 13
quote erikalui
I do not get that why they want to become a franchise

The game is so popular and it's good by its own. There is no need to make it more complex. It's is already making so much of money and no clue why Ubisoft is saying that it is too expensive. Anyways, hope that the game does not get worse.
The only thing better than a lot of money, is even more money. It's the way of the world and companies like them don't hesitate to milk a series. Albeit even one that isn't even out yet...
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