Is the New Assassin’s Creed Game Too Similar to the Original?
For a long time, many players have felt that the Assassin’s Creed series has departed far from its original essence, with the focus shifting to battles and huge-scale battles rather than stealth and assassination. But the release of the new game, Mirage, has given hope to fans who want to see a return to the roots of the franchise.
However, some fans are concerned that Ubisoft may have over-corrected with Mirage, leading to a game that is almost too similar to the original Assassin’s Creed. The gameplay trailer shows the main character, Basim, using familiar mechanics like parkour, smoke bombs, and the iconic hidden blade. The setting is also similar to the original game, a dusty, pre-modern Middle Eastern city.
While it’s great that Ubisoft is finally listening to fans who want a more assassin-y Assassin’s Creed, some worry that this game will lack innovation and will simply be a clone of the first game. Fans want the same spirit of the original game, but with improved and new mechanics.
Many are also concerned that the game may simply be a vehicle for microtransactions, rather than a true return to the roots of the franchise. It remains to be seen if Ubisoft can deliver a game that is both a return to tradition and an innovative addition to the series.
Ultimately, fans of the franchise will have to wait and see if Mirage can capture the spirit of the original while still offering something new and exciting.