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RuNfAtBoYrUn740
12-07-2014, 04:33 AM
It appears Ubisoft has sent out yet another survey about the AC franchise.
These are the questions (obtained from Redditor megarock35)
"-Asked if I liked the main story, asked if I liked "participating" in the Revolution, and asked if I liked Arno and Elise's romance

-Asked about stealth, specifically the crouch button, cover mechanics, last known position, blending in the crowd, and hiding in the interiors
asked about the NPC AI and events. The different enemy types, the guards' intervention in fights and crimes, and the crowd events.
asked me to rate various characters. They asked about Mirabeau, de Sade, Napoleon, Elise, Germain, and Arno. Arno got particular attention, because I rated him a six (like Mirabeau IIRC) and they asked me to write specifically what I disliked (I mentioned that he didn't get enough interactions and he felt bland)

-They asked if I liked the collectibles, the side quests, free roam, the length of the main story, the ending, the way the MD and Helix plots were tied together, whether I thought Co-Op was fully integrated into the main game, if Co-Op was well done and fit in with the franchise, if I liked the variety of Co-Op, why I said I didn't play it much, and my immersion related to all of the above.

-They asked about progression and customization, how I liked it, if it made a difference in regards to difficulty, if it was satisfying, and if it catered to different play styles

-They asked about Initiates and the Companion App, if I used them and why/why not, what I liked, what I expected from them in the future (I used "other" to tell them not to lock content behind it)

-Asked about Helix credits, if I knew about them, if I used them, and asked why I didn't use them. They included an option to say if you don't think you should have to spend real world money on in-game currency (which I chose)

-Asked how I heard of the game, if I pre-ordered it, my overall satisfaction, and what advertised features influenced my decision to buy it. Amusingly, one of the factors they asked about was Elise

-The interesting bit is the future stuff. In addition to what's in the OP, they asked about having more Blackbox missions, more stealth sequences, challenge sequences that reward you with XP or in-game money, meeting more Historical figures, participating in Historical events, more linear/scripted gameplay, more murder mysteries, more story-based side quests ("like an RPG's"), and the possibility of co-op in the main story. They also brought up naval gameplay yet again.

-Asking now about how "next-gen" the game is by being open world, from the animations, the graphics, the gameplay, and if it delivered on its promises in the marketing
If the game was better, equal to, or worse than expected. I said slightly worse, it asked why, and these were the options given: http://i.imgur.com/AOd9pWW.png

-Asked if I'd buy next year's game ("if" there is one)

-Asked if I'm interested in the AC movie and knew it existed
Everything else is typical demographic stuff and personal information"
That list was taken from Reddit, from the above user.

The interesting thing about these surveys is that they can point towards some future features. I remember the survey before Unity came out, it was asking if we would be interested in interiors, crouch button and co-op among other things. If this survey continues the trend, perhaps we should expect:
- More Blackbox missions
- More stealth
- Challenge sequences that will give you more in-game money/xp. I'm assuming XP will replace 'sync points' in AC.
- Historical figures and participating in Historical events
- Potentially more scripted linear gameplay (such as the chase sequences of previous games like in Revelations when you chase the boat across the river)
- More Murder Mysteries (makes sense given the setting)
- More story-based sidequests (I'm guessing this means more cutscenes/story archs)
- Co-op in the main story
- Potential naval gameplay return? (I'm certain it will return to AC because so many people seemed to enjoy it)

EDIT: Missed out on a few:
- More Rifts, but as an open world with side activities
- Villa customisation
- PvP multiplayer
- Vehicles
- Destructible environments

List your thoughts below :)

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 04:38 AM
Got one as well. I think the survey will affect the game after Victory :)

ze_topazio
12-07-2014, 04:41 AM
http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1782609/flags/LL

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 04:41 AM
Awww I want to be asked survey questions :(

Was he asked by email or...?

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 04:44 AM
I want to be asked... :(

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Check maybe it went to spam, Mayrice

GoldenBoy9999
12-07-2014, 04:47 AM
I hope I get a survey. It sounds interesting and I love surveys anyway.

Two things that made me smile were the acknowledgment of too many chests and the "if" there is a next game. We obviously know there is one. Does anyone know how they send these out?

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 04:50 AM
Aaaaaay I got the email.

I feel special now :o

ze_topazio
12-07-2014, 04:51 AM
I actually got one of those surveys once.

RuNfAtBoYrUn740
12-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Just came to my attention I missed out on a few details :) Here they are:
- More Rifts, but as an open world with side activities
- Villa customisation
- PvP multiplayer
- Vehicles
- Destructible environments

GoldenBoy9999
12-07-2014, 05:08 AM
Aaaaaay I got the email.

I feel special now :o

:nonchalance: I hope Ubisoft doesn't forget to send me one.


Just came to my attention I missed out on a few details :) Here they are:
- More Rifts, but as an open world with side activities
- Villa customisation
- PvP multiplayer
- Vehicles
- Destructible environments

Those are very interesting. I want the 1st one. I was thinking the last one would be cool but I don't really understand why AC needs those. It's not like we have huge explosives or high speed cars at our disposal. But if you shot a glass window and it broke, that'd be cool.

D.I.D.
12-07-2014, 05:09 AM
Hmm. How were these questions phrased? Because if I was asked:


if I liked "participating" in the Revolution,

... I wouldn't know how to answer that if it was "yes/no", because I would have liked to participate but I don't necessarily feel like we did



if I liked Arno and Elise's romance

... I'd say "no" because it wasn't fleshed out or earned by the story, but do I want more romance like it? Absolutely, just better!

Were you invited to reply with specifics about the stealth/crouch button: i.e. "I liked the principle, but I didn't like not being able to go around corners while leaning into an object"?

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 05:13 AM
*gets to the story questions*

*clicks DISLIKES VERY MUCH for nearly all of them*

Edit:

"are you interested in extended gameplay via mobile tablet?"

AHHAHAHAHAHA


AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA


AHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA


No.

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Do they send it via email or?

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 05:22 AM
Email.

Some of these survey questions are SUPER specific.

"Are you interested in a trilogy in a new time period?"

"are you interested in stealth where you hide in a vehicle and drive them?"

It's like lol gee I wonder what they're planning.

Edit:

OH BOY HERE COMES THE INITIATES QUESTIONS

Where is the "smash it down and let it burn" option?

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Oh, do they send it to me through uplay or my actual email?

It doesn't matter really, just curious.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Wait,Ubi's sending these through e-mails?
ME WANT IT.NOW.

GoldenBoy9999
12-07-2014, 05:27 AM
Email.

Some of these survey questions are SUPER specific.

"Are you interested in a trilogy in a new time period?"

"are you interested in stealth where you hide in a vehicle and drive them?"

It's like lol gee I wonder what they're planning.

Edit:

OH BOY HERE COMES THE INITIATES QUESTIONS

Where is the "smash it down and let it burn" option?

Haha, these are funny, keep em' coming. For the vehicle one, first off that is really modern, and secondly, isn't that why we have Watch Dogs?

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 05:33 AM
I outright said I'm not interesting in anything app related :D

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 05:33 AM
Finished. I totally slammed initiates.

Ok i gathered a few things from this survey.

1. Ubisoft seems to recognize they screwed up with initiates and the annoying chests
2. They also somewhat recognize the story was underwhelming

Those were my main gripes with Unity so in the very least, I'm glad it was acknowledged.

But they def seem to be intergrating Co-op with singleplayer campaign. And looks like you'll be able to drive vehicles in victorian london?

And possible trilogy in the future...hmm...

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 05:35 AM
Do they know that there are big problems with Rogue as well?
Or did they forgot the last last-gen AC?

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 05:35 AM
^Yep, that's what I thought. When I saw that vehicle question I was "um, trains?"
Also, looks like they don't mind another trilogy

D.I.D.
12-07-2014, 05:36 AM
Finished. I totally slammed initiates.

Ok i gathered a few things from this survey.

1. Ubisoft seems to recognize they screwed up with initiates and the annoying chests
2. They also somewhat recognize the story was underwhelming

Those were my main gripes with Unity so in the very least, I'm glad it was acknowledged.

But they def seem to be intergrating Co-op with singleplayer campaign. And looks like you'll be able to drive vehicles in victorian london?

And possible trilogy in the future...hmm...

I realise our minds are going immediately to horses and carriages when they talk about vehicles, but for a stealth vehicle I have a feeling they might mean bicycles, which could be really fun.

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 05:42 AM
I friggin love when companies ask for feedback.

It's the reason I follow ACIdentity despite not being able to use the app, lol.

Critiquing is just so much fun. <3

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 05:44 AM
Seriously who do I torture to get this e-mail

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 05:48 AM
Do you own AC Unity and have it synched to your Uplay account?

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 05:48 AM
Do you own AC Unity and have it synched to your Uplay account?

Well,****.

Altair1789
12-07-2014, 05:49 AM
I got a survey from Ubisoft asking me about my age and income...spooky :confused:

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 05:50 AM
What did you say about linear missions and blackbox stuff, Mayrice?

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 05:50 AM
Do you own AC Unity and have it synched to your Uplay account?

Seriously? -__-

Oh, well. :rolleyes:

Derp43
12-07-2014, 05:53 AM
So, I don't have it yet. Which is a shame because I want to see if it asks if the ending was crap or not. I also want to see if it asks anything about Elise getting her own game.

D.I.D.
12-07-2014, 05:54 AM
I got a survey from Ubisoft asking me about my age and income...spooky :confused:

Yeah I had that a couple of days ago. I have a feeling we saw the early stages of this and then it counted us out quietly :)

They used to have a terrible system that would ask you your age, occupation and so on, and either carried on or told you (and I'm paraphrasing), "You're not what we're looking for". I think they might have sensibly altered the way it sends you out without being quite so much like, "Your opinion in unimportant to us, GFY".

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 05:54 AM
@derp

There was a question that asked if i liked the ending to unity.

>clicked "extremely disliked"

nothing about Elise though. Good. What a disappointment she was.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Can someone play Unity with my Uplay account?For....reasons.

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 05:58 AM
nothing about Elise though. Good. What a disappointment she was.

There was 1 to 10 slider thingy

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 05:58 AM
There was 1 to 10 slider thingy

I gave her a 2, lol.

Derp43
12-07-2014, 05:59 AM
What a disappointment she was.

Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad.

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 06:00 AM
Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad.

I disliked how she turned out to be a strictly revenge-driven character attracted to frenchzio.

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 06:03 AM
Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad.

What are you, eight? :rolleyes:
I'm kidding of course. ^^



I disliked how she turned out to be a strictly revenge-driven character attracted to frenchzio.

Ha, The truth.

And Frenchzio? XD

But there's a reason behind her being revenge-driven, which I understand, but I just didn't like it.

Derp43
12-07-2014, 06:12 AM
I disliked how she turned out to be a strictly revenge-driven character attracted to frenchzio.

I would post a ton of stuff refuting your argument right here, but I just finished the book and don't have the time to separate how she is portrayed in-game and her backstory in the novel.

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 06:17 AM
I would post a ton of stuff refuting your argument right here, but I just finished the book and don't have the time to separate how she is portrayed in-game and her backstory in the novel.

Even with the novel/letters, it still doesn't change how she was portrayed in the story. -__-

And no, I don't hate Elise, neither am I in love with her, just disappointed in how much wasted potential she had.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Even with the novel/letters, it still doesn't change how she was portrayed in the story. -__-

And no, I don't hate Elise, neither am I'm in love with her, just disappointed in how much wasted potential she had.

So Unity and Rogue had wasted potentials,great.

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 06:20 AM
I would post a ton of stuff refuting your argument right here, but I just finished the book and don't have the time to separate how she is portrayed in-game and her backstory in the novel.

I'm talking from main sequences alone.

Her development in text form means nothing to me ATM.

I'm judging based on the Unity story alone.

Character development shouldnt be restricted to other forms of media.

Haytham was covered in Forsaken but already was amazing in AC3. Elise has no excuse.

She's prolly a great character in her novel, yes.

But in terms of Unity's story, she's super one dimensional IMO.

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 06:27 AM
So Unity and Rogue had wasted potentials,great.

No, not Rogue. Shay and his story lived up. ^^


@Mayrice

You tell em girl... :rolleyes:

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 06:29 AM
No, not Rogue. Shay and his story lived up. ^^

Amen.

Rogue's story was christ on earth is2g

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 06:29 AM
No, not Rogue. Shay and his story lived up. ^^

Well,short story and side activities with no life is a downer.

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Well,short story and side activities with no life is a downer.

Downer?

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Downer?

I don't know if this word exists,leave me be.
I think I heard it somewhere...

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 06:38 AM
I don't know if this word exists,leave me be.
I think I heard it somewhere...

No, I meant in what you meant in your previous post?

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 06:43 AM
No, I meant in what you meant in your previous post?

Short story:there could've been much more.
Side activities with no life in it:Black Flag had cutscenes and a mini-story with Templar keys.Rogue says there are 24 ****ing keys and says "hey,you want a trophy,then just grab all 48 Templar stuff,or not,I don't care either way".
AC2/B had a secret armor that had a story with it.Brutus and Altair,I think.

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 06:47 AM
I agree Rogue had little to offer in terms of open world gameplay

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 06:50 AM
Short story:there could've been much more.
Side activities with no life in it:Black Flag had cutscenes and a mini-story with Templar keys.Rogue says there are 24 ****ing keys and says "hey,you want a trophy,then just grab all 48 Templar stuff,or not,I don't care either way".
AC2/B had a secret armor that had a story with it.Brutus and Altair,I think.

Oh, well I haven't played Rogue so I wouldn't know...

But it's expected considering the time it got.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 06:54 AM
Oh, well I haven't played Rogue so I wouldn't know...

But it's expected considering the time it got.

Exactly.I wouldn't mind Rogue being released 2015 or 2016.
Rogue is just like the Assassin-Templar war.There's a good,and a bad side....:rolleyes:

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Exactly.I wouldn't mind Rogue being released 2015 or 2016.
Rogue is just like the Assassin-Templar war.There's a good,and a bad side....:rolleyes:

There is no good or bad side in this war, only the line of survival.

As now apart of our fold, you shall understand this.

Welcome, Brother. ^^

Derp43
12-07-2014, 06:59 AM
*Random stuff I should probably care about but don't.*

Seriously, just get the book, it's only 7$ on Kindle.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 07:03 AM
There is no good or bad side in this war, only the line of survival.

As now apart of our fold, you shall understand this.

Welcome, Brother. ^^

Yeah,I said it like a joke....or did I?I meant it like choosing a side-
Wait,is this happening?
OMG it is!What do I do,what do I do?
Okay,just stay calm...
I understand.But,uh,no rituals,nor initiation?Okay,
Should I say something now?

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Yeah,I said it like a joke....or did I?I meant it like choosing a side-
Wait,is this happening?
OMG it is!What do I do,what do I do?
Okay,just stay calm...
I understand.But,uh,no rituals,nor initiation?Okay,
Should I say something now?

There was such a ceremony on such occasions, but either of us are really the type for that.

You have your targets and goals, and now you have your Title.

Welcome to the Order, Maki.

May the Father of Understanding guide you.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 07:10 AM
There was such a ceremony on such occasions, but either of us are really the type for that.

You have your targets and goals, and now you have your Title.

Welcome to the Order, Maki.

May the Father of Understanding guide you.

May the Father of Understanding guide us.
So,who do I get to kill?

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 07:16 AM
May the Father of Understanding guide us.
So,who do I get to kill?

Good. ^^

Our sources tell us that rebe is looking into our order's plans, find her in whatever thread and end her.

Our ally and fellow Initiate Hunter Mayrice shall accompany you on your quest.

Do not fail us, Brother. :rolleyes:

Derp43
12-07-2014, 07:21 AM
So,who do I get to kill?
The person who came up with the idea to kill Elise off, followed by Random Peasant #1024.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 07:22 AM
Good. ^^

Our sources tell us that rebe is looking into our order, find him/her in whatever thread and end them.

Our ally and fellow Initiate Hunter Mayrice shall accompany you on your quest.

Do not fail us, Brother. :rolleyes:

I don't plan to,sir.

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 07:24 AM
Good. ^^

Our sources tell us that rebe is looking into our order's plans, find her in whatever thread and end her.

Our ally and fellow Initiate Hunter Mayrice shall accompany you on your quest.

Do not fail us, Brother. :rolleyes:

*foams at mouth* you mentioned my trigger word!

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 07:26 AM
*foams at mouth* you mentioned my trigger word!

O__O Oh, yeah...

Sorry. :rolleyes:


I don't plan to,sir.

Good.

My allies have spoken highly of you, you have my trust.

Matt.mc
12-07-2014, 07:41 AM
How exactly do I get this survey?

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 08:05 AM
i think you need to own Unity and have Uplay synched

Matt.mc
12-07-2014, 08:08 AM
I have both of those. Where does the email get sent to?

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 08:09 AM
That's a bummer. -__-

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 08:20 AM
the email synched with your uplay?

I dont know if it's sent to everyone who played unity w/ uplay synched or just some people

Matt.mc
12-07-2014, 08:27 AM
that sucks

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 08:40 AM
the email synched with your uplay?

I dont know if it's sent to everyone who played unity w/ uplay synched or just some people


It should...I get email from them sometimes.

But it might be some people like you said, which is strange if you want everyone's opinion. -__-

GoldenBoy9999
12-07-2014, 08:55 AM
I'm glad to hear that they're fixing Initiates, the story, and the chests. That's the first step towards a brighter AC.


i think you need to own Unity and have Uplay synched

Huh, I've done that. Maybe it's because of my young age. :rolleyes: That gets in my way a lot.

king-hailz
12-07-2014, 08:59 AM
It should...I get email from them sometimes.

But it might be some people like you said, which is strange if you want everyone's opinion. -__-

I just saw that I got it! Check the email that you use for uplay... and make sure to check the promotional or spam inbox... It will something like help us improve the next AC.

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 09:01 AM
I just saw that I got it! Check the email that you use for uplay... and make sure to check the promotional or spam inbox... It will something like help us improve the next AC.

Really?

*Checks Uplay*

EDIT: I didn't receive it. -__-

Maybe tomorrow. :rolleyes:

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Remember to mark the story and initiates with low disapproval ratings! *shakes cane*

:rolleyes:

Derp43
12-07-2014, 09:14 AM
Also, why are they asking about Elise in the survey? It seems a bit pointless unless Dead Kings revolves around Arno attempting to find the Shroud of Eden.

king-hailz
12-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Also make sure you say your age is over 18... I didn't... I'm 18 in like a month but was stupid enough to say 17... I couldn't complete it and now there is no way!!!!

Namikaze_17
12-07-2014, 09:49 AM
Also make sure you say your age is over 18... I didn't... I'm 18 in like a month but was stupid enough to say 17... I couldn't complete it and now there is no way!!!!

Damnit! I did that. DX

GoldenBoy9999
12-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Also make sure you say your age is over 18... I didn't... I'm 18 in like a month but was stupid enough to say 17... I couldn't complete it and now there is no way!!!!

I hate that, man. It happens to me all the time. It seems when you try to be honest, game companies screw you over. The 18 age gate gets me all the time.

Tsuge Kitsune
12-07-2014, 09:53 AM
Hope I get one since I love the games, but these latest entries seriously lack story depth.

The last survey I got was before AC3, asking where a game should take place(American Revo./French Revo./somewhere else).

SixKeys
12-07-2014, 10:16 AM
I haven't gotten the survey either. It can't be my age or Uplay (since I have the game synced). I can only imagine it's random or possibly only for English-speaking countries.

RzaRecta357
12-07-2014, 03:58 PM
Awe I want the survey. I got mine a little after reading about it on Kotaku or something last year though so hopefully it comes a little later. Does it just say Ubisoft or something?

SearStingray157
12-07-2014, 04:28 PM
I haven't received any survey either. Not the age, not the uPlay sync, located in US, so not the country. Hope to get it soon

dxsxhxcx
12-07-2014, 04:39 PM
for christ sake, why do they insist on keep bringing the naval gameplay back? They should just make a new IP with it and milk it all they can, (IMO) it has no place in AC (to become a permanent thing)...

D.I.D.
12-07-2014, 04:43 PM
for christ sake, why do they insist on keep bringing the naval gameplay back? They should just make a new IP with it and milk it all they can, (IMO) it has no place in AC (to become a permanent thing)...

I think it might be about picking a time period and location for the immediate projects. If you have a whole pool of possibilities, some of which preclude naval gameplay and some that would require it, then the question can help to filter the options.

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Oh I forgot to mention there was a hint of being able to chose a male or female protagonist.

Though canonically, I'm not sure how that works with the animus/helix.

I personally don't care, but I know there's people out there harping how we need more female protagonists and yada yada.

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Oh I forgot to mention there was a hint of being able to chose a male or female protagonist.

Though canonically, I'm not sure how that works with the animus/helix.

I personally don't care, but I know there's people out there harping how we need more female protagonists and yada yada.

Co-op maybe?

dxsxhxcx
12-07-2014, 10:52 PM
Oh I forgot to mention there was a hint of being able to chose a male or female protagonist.

Though canonically, I'm not sure how that works with the animus/helix.

I personally don't care, but I know there's people out there harping how we need more female protagonists and yada yada.

I hope this never happens, being able to choose the gender of the main protagonist would force them to make a generic story to fit both genders.. if we are supposed to control a female character, I want her story to explore the ups and downs of being a woman in the time and place the game is set, if all we are going to get is a female character model then they shouldn't bother with it and stick with male protagonists...

JustPlainQuirky
12-07-2014, 10:54 PM
I don't care if the character is male or female black or white jewish or atheist I don't care.

As long as the story isn't garbage and character isn't one dimensional.

But having a choice of characters or customizable gender would be problematic in terms of story canon IMO.

MegaRock35
12-07-2014, 10:57 PM
Oh Lord my heart skipped a beat upon seeing the OP. Hello all.

I don't think they send the email to everyone, sadly. I don't think I got the IV:BF one. They should make these public.

Here's the email, for those wondering. (http://i.imgur.com/IMJYlXN.png)

I added and corrected stuff in my list as I remembered it. One weird thing not in the OP atm is the possibility of a "skip mission" button for missions that are hard or boring. I find this worrying, which is weird given my defense of super guide in Nintendo games. I'm a hypocrite I suppose.

They also asked why I liked blackbox missions, so I told them I appreciated the openness and Opportunities. I emphasized special kills and suggested they let Opportunities replace optional objectives.

Also I pointed this out on the subreddit a lot, but last year's mentioned "creating your own Assassin," but that was realized as creating your own "version" of Arno. So I think the gender thing would be more of a choice of two different characters (hopefully with different enough stories to want to play through both). I don't think Ubisoft would break their canon/lore on this, there are creative ways around these things.

deskpe
12-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Someone just post the "view in browser" link from your email into the forum?

ACfan443
12-07-2014, 11:24 PM
http://i.imgur.com/87qhCGi.png

How is this one even going to work within the context of the universe? Are they going to abandon the framing device altogether?
(I bet they've done it already since a lot of the questions in these AC surveys are about features already in the works).

MegaRock35
12-07-2014, 11:24 PM
Someone just post the "view in browser" link from your email into the forum?

Dunno what you expect, but sure http://m2.news.ubisoft.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40g7XXE7iksbP1gtMLLJEuXK9zWFB1JqUiOLTCJwz zYXI%3D

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 11:30 PM
Switching between two protags would somewhat fit "choose your character's gender". Not sure whether they can pull off multiple protags within the same story though (also people will cry about copying GTA)

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 11:30 PM
Dunno what you expect, but sure http://m2.news.ubisoft.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40g7XXE7iksbP1gtMLLJEuXK9zWFB1JqUiOLTCJwz zYXI%3D

This is bullcrap.I did not fill this survey. =P

deskpe
12-07-2014, 11:32 PM
Dunno what you expect, but sure http://m2.news.ubisoft.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40g7XXE7iksbP1gtMLLJEuXK9zWFB1JqUiOLTCJwz zYXI%3D

Dang it. alot of times they are not specific to the 1 reciver. But this one is so it doesen't work.

Thanks anyways! :)

SixKeys
12-07-2014, 11:42 PM
http://i.imgur.com/87qhCGi.png

How is this one even going to work within the context of the universe? Are they going to abandon the framing device altogether?
(I bet they've done it already since a lot of the questions in these AC surveys are about features already in the works).

I really don't think this has to be the stumbling stone people keep pinning it as. They've already circumvented a lot of other plot points that used to be essential to canon. Used to be that memories could only be read via a live descendant strapped to the Animus. Now we have memory discs and blood vials.

The simplest solution I can think off the top of my head for choosing a gender is to have two main protagonists who share the same DNA, like a brother and sister, and we're told they share many of the same memories but also did some things slightly differently. Adds replay value because you can choose to do your first run of the game as the brother and then as the sister, each with some unique memories and possibly different starting stats.

MegaRock35
12-07-2014, 11:42 PM
Yeah I tried to retrieve the link once people pointed out the folly of not documenting the whole thing as I went. Sorry :P


Switching between two protags would somewhat fit "choose your character's gender". Not sure whether they can pull off multiple protags within the same story though (also people will cry about copying GTA)

Yeah that's the big risk with it. I feel like they'd have to be closely associated characters, so that you'd have the screen time to develop both characters from both POVs, but then there's the problem of falling into "now have fun playing the exact same story and missions again, but this time as a wo/man!" I think they'd be able to pull it off, as they have some good writers, it's just a matter of management not mucking it up. We'll see, because especially after Unity's controversy, I think Ubisoft will want to feel this out to try to rectify the situation.


I really don't think this has to be the stumbling stone people keep pinning it as. They've already circumvented a lot of other plot points that used to be essential to canon. Used to be that memories could only be read via a live descendant strapped to the Animus. Now we have memory discs and blood vials.

The simplest solution I can think off the top of my head for choosing a gender is to have two main protagonists who share the same DNA, like a brother and sister, and we're told they share many of the same memories but also did some things slightly differently. Adds replay value because you can choose to do your first run of the game as the brother and then as the sister, each with some unique memories and possibly different starting stats.

Mm, you put it better than me! I think "Husband" and "Wife" would probably work better, though, because you'd only need the one DNA donor, unless Ubi wants to tackle more incest or try a "twin telepathy" thing (which would be problematic because they'd be Fraternal twins, but you never know)

Xstantin
12-07-2014, 11:48 PM
Mm, you put it better than me! I think "Husband" and "Wife" would probably work better, though, because you'd only need the one DNA donor, unless Ubi wants to tackle more incest or try a "twin telepathy" thing (which would be problematic because they'd be Fraternal twins, but you never know)

Is the descendant thing still a must though? I thought they moved to sequencing the memories from some DNA samples

MegaRock35
12-07-2014, 11:51 PM
Is the descendant thing still a must though? I thought they moved to sequencing the memories from some DNA samples

Yeah, that always works, but SixKeys mentioned them sharing DNA, so I was thinking same donor :P

It could work with any two unrelated characters and DNA sequences, though, you're right

MakimotoJin
12-07-2014, 11:54 PM
What about a ancestor with a PoE that changes the user's gender.

wickywoowoo
12-07-2014, 11:58 PM
What about a ancestor with a PoE that changes the user's gender.

Considering Ubisoft's issue with female character animations earlier this year, I think that's a can of worms they'll never touch. The closest we'll get is Black Flag with Mary and her horrible to listen to accent.

MakimotoJin
12-08-2014, 12:00 AM
I was being sarcastic. xP

dxsxhxcx
12-08-2014, 12:00 AM
I really don't think this has to be the stumbling stone people keep pinning it as. They've already circumvented a lot of other plot points that used to be essential to canon. Used to be that memories could only be read via a live descendant strapped to the Animus. Now we have memory discs and blood vials.

The simplest solution I can think off the top of my head for choosing a gender is to have two main protagonists who share the same DNA, like a brother and sister, and we're told they share many of the same memories but also did some things slightly differently. Adds replay value because you can choose to do your first run of the game as the brother and then as the sister, each with some unique memories and possibly different starting stats.

since now we only need someone's blood to relive his/her ancestor memories, controlling different characters IMO can be easily explained as the Animus/Helix changing between different DNA sources seamlessly, they don't need to have any kind of bond between the sources or the ancestors, the common denominator will be the setting the Animus/Helix will explore...

this could also make possible for them to introduce co-op into the main story by making one player control one protagonist while the other player controls the other if both protagonists end up doing a mission together for example...

SixKeys
12-08-2014, 12:01 AM
I would love to see a story of two siblings who are novice assassins (like Malik and Kadar), and the story would be about them going on the same missions but seeing things from different perspectives, so one of them might eventually side with the Templars. For example if you're playing as the sister, you could choose to intercept the target's messenger while your brother (a co-op partner?) goes after the main target. After you intercept the target, you find a note that reveals some information about your target that makes your character question if killing them is the right thing to do. Your brother/partner doesn't share this information, so this creates a rift between you.

Just an idea, don't know how difficult that would be to actually make into a game, but it might be interesting.

RinoTheBouncer
12-08-2014, 12:05 AM
Why am I not receiving these??!!

SixKeys
12-08-2014, 12:06 AM
Why am I not receiving these??!!

Because they know you love modern day and that's not what they want to hear. :rolleyes: ;)

RinoTheBouncer
12-08-2014, 12:08 AM
Because they know you love modern day and that's not what they want to hear. :rolleyes: ;)

Hehehehehe, good point haha. But at least they know what I’m gonna say :P

MakimotoJin
12-08-2014, 12:11 AM
They know what we're all going to say.

Namikaze_17
12-08-2014, 12:12 AM
I'd like a game about a sympathetic single father Templar that has his daughter killed by the Assassins. :rolleyes:


It could go like he's consumed by vengeance at first, but later realizes the war itself is what killed her.

In turn, makes us wonder: "How much would we sacrifice to save the world?"


Not the best, but I'm lazy to think of anything else.

Shahkulu101
12-08-2014, 12:15 AM
If there's one thing I'd tell Ubi face to face, it's that I never want a bloody revenge story again. No more dead family members to avenge for the love of Godzio.

Namikaze_17
12-08-2014, 12:19 AM
If there's one thing I'd tell Ubi face to face, it's that I never want a bloody revenge story again. No more dead family members to avenge for the love of Godzio.

Yes, please. -__-

JustPlainQuirky
12-08-2014, 12:19 AM
Rino is your Uplay not synched with your Unity game?

I thought it was sent to all owners of Unity who have their games synced to Uplay...

I ask because I know Ubisoft would never specifically ask for MY opinion of all people given my...attitude.. :rolleyes:

Namikaze_17
12-08-2014, 12:21 AM
Oh, I don't own Unity...

And here I am thinking it was something else. :rolleyes:

Xstantin
12-08-2014, 12:23 AM
If there's one thing I'd tell Ubi face to face, it's that I never want a bloody revenge story again. No more dead family members to avenge for the love of Godzio.

I feel the same about 'origin' stories. I guess it's all about getting to know the character, but the recent record shows Ubi moves from them anyway when it's time for the new game :rolleyes:

RinoTheBouncer
12-08-2014, 12:26 AM
I wonder what would anybody think about a Creed-born Assassin story. Someone like Altair who knew no other life than the Creed itself and the story revolves mainly around the Creed and the fictional story set against a historical backdrop. I mean c’mon, a good story is a good story. We don’t need to see a long list of historical figures in every game and shove the labels “Assassin” and “Templar” on every historical event to have a good game.

I think a mainly fictional story set in BC times (which gives a lot of room for innovation) or anything far away from Europe and America, far away from the 17th and 18th century and far from having to be the center of a revolution cause we’ve already done that twice, not to mention avoiding family and vengeance stories. I play AC not because it teaches me about history, it did that unintentionally and that was amazing, I play it to hear a fictional story, a story about the “true” history that the Templars or Elitists or whatever you call them have rewritten to keep certain aspects shrouded in mystery. I wanna know the truth though the Animus rather than reliving it as it as.

I want the interaction between present, history and distant past (first civ.) to return.

Some of us have complained about games revolving around hunting an Apple of Eden, yet to be quite honest, it’s a lot better than being the lost messenger between two sides of a larger-than-life revolution. Showing the interesting and fictional stuff against the historical backdrop was so much more fun than just shoehorning real events into the mythology of the First Civ. and the conflict between Assassins and Templars, or even trying to grab the stick from the middle. They tried the latter too and it didn’t work. It felt like it couldn’t quench the thirst for either side and ended up losing it’s identity as a story.

SixKeys
12-08-2014, 12:32 AM
Rino is your Uplay not synched with your Unity game?

I thought it was sent to all owners of Unity who have their games synced to Uplay...

I ask because I know Ubisoft would never specifically ask for MY opinion of all people given my...attitude.. :rolleyes:

Nope. Mine is synced and I haven't received it.

RinoTheBouncer
12-08-2014, 12:36 AM
Rino is your Uplay not synched with your Unity game?

I thought it was sent to all owners of Unity who have their games synced to Uplay...

I ask because I know Ubisoft would never specifically ask for MY opinion of all people given my...attitude.. :rolleyes:

It is connected and synched. My data appear on ACI and Uplay and I bought Uplay contents..etc. so I guess that pretty much confirms that it is indeed synched. I guess they just randomly send those out, cause last year, I didn’t get one either. I don’t know how they operate but I really wish the surveys to be sent to a broader audience to get more accurate information from a variety of minds.

PedroAntonio2
12-08-2014, 12:39 AM
What ?! Are you guys supporting the Co-Op being used in the main story ? For the love of God, vote '' No'' for this thing. Main story is supposed to be a lonely adventure with you immersed into the storyline, this mechanic would throw the storyline in the garbage once and for all.

MakimotoJin
12-08-2014, 12:42 AM
What ?! Are you guys supporting the Co-Op being used in the main story ? For the love of God, vote '' No'' for this thing. Main story is supposed to be a lonely adventure with you immersed into the storyline, this mechanic would throw the storyline in the garbage once and for all.

That's,well,your opinion.Some want modern days to be completely dropped,and with that,anything that the "genetic memory paradox" would stop.Some also think that having the main storyline with co-op is a nice idea.

PedroAntonio2
12-08-2014, 12:48 AM
That's,well,your opinion.Some want modern days to be completely dropped,and with that,anything that the "genetic memory paradox" would stop.Some also think that having the main storyline with co-op is a nice idea.

This is so ridiculous..I read a lot of comments here saying they want a good storyline that makes sense and it's epic as '' ACII or ACIV '', but now you want a Co-Op tied into the storyline ? This would ruin everything! Imagine you playing the game and wanting to watch a cutscene while your partners starts chating at your ear or they try to skip the cutscene while you want to pay attention ? The main story is supposed to be emotional, involving...a single-player experience only!

I support the existance of Co-Op gameplay, but separted from the main story. You are going to regret what you are doing now when a AC with this mechanic releases.

And considering how the Co-Op missions are very, VERY difficult to play alone if you want to do a Stealth playthrough...I really doubt they are going to consider the players that want to play alone and do something so they can play it as they want to play it, doing something like '' If the player choose to play alone, the game changes the enemies location and numbers so he can play it alone. ''

MakimotoJin
12-08-2014, 12:55 AM
First of all,I said nowhere that I want co-op in the main storyline.I...I have no friends to play with,so that doesn't matter anyway. =/
As for your co-op problems,that depends on who do you want to play with.Play with someone who talks a lot,and a lot he will talk.Play with someone who wants to skip cutscenes,and guess what he will do.

PedroAntonio2
12-08-2014, 01:09 AM
If people want an AC game with Co-op tied into the storyline, just ask Ubisoft to do a spin-off called '' Assassin's Creed Online'', because this is not going to be good for the main series.

MakimotoJin
12-08-2014, 01:11 AM
If people want an AC game with Co-op tied into the storyline, just ask Ubisoft to do a spin-off called '' Assassin's Creed Online'', because this is not going to be good for the main series.

Like I said before,this is your opinion.

dxsxhxcx
12-08-2014, 01:15 AM
What ?! Are you guys supporting the Co-Op being used in the main story ? For the love of God, vote '' No'' for this thing. Main story is supposed to be a lonely adventure with you immersed into the storyline, this mechanic would throw the storyline in the garbage once and for all.

we were talking about the possibility to control two different protagonists in the same game and how co-op could fit into some of the main missions because of this possibility, not that everything should revolve around co-op but it could be there as an option in some cases where both characters do a mission together, otherwise it would work like GTA with an AI controlling the other character...

JustPlainQuirky
12-08-2014, 02:00 AM
Ubisoft's handling of the main story is terrible enough already.

I doubt having optional co-op would make much of a difference.

They've sunken to the bottom of the ocean.

Only place they can go is up.

GoldenBoy9999
12-08-2014, 03:58 AM
Ubisoft's handling of the main story is terrible enough already.

I doubt having optional co-op would make much of a difference.

They've sunken to the bottom of the ocean.

Only place they can go is up.

Don't jinx it. :p

TwentyGlyphs
12-08-2014, 08:33 AM
Some of the follow-up questions asked me why I rated Arno and Napoleon's characters how I did, so it seems like they're definitely entertaining the idea of a sequel involving those 2. Many of the questions were hard to answer, asking how I enjoyed something. Often I enjoyed the concept being asked about but hated the execution in Unity. And I was harsh about companion app, online connectivity and co-op stuff as well.

killzab
12-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Ubisoft's handling of the main story is terrible enough already.

I doubt having optional co-op would make much of a difference.

They've sunken to the bottom of the ocean.

Only place they can go is up.

You're going to regret saying that lol ... I think it could still be way worse

pirate1802
12-08-2014, 08:47 AM
This is so ridiculous..I read a lot of comments here saying they want a good storyline that makes sense and it's epic as '' ACII or ACIV '', but now you want a Co-Op tied into the storyline ? This would ruin everything! Imagine you playing the game and wanting to watch a cutscene while your partners starts chating at your ear or they try to skip the cutscene while you want to pay attention ?

So.. like every co-op game in existence? No need to be apocalyptic. Those games where situations like this occurs, generally give you the option of playing the game alone, if you don't want this to happen. Yeah I know you wrote something to this effect later, but really... It's hard to imagine they'll make the entire game Co-op only or very-hard to do.

MegaRock35
12-08-2014, 09:28 PM
A lot of people wanted to be able to play the main story together. It's not particularly hard for them to go "Victor, go kill Lord What's-his-face for the crime of extreme Templar-ness. Bring back-up with you if need be." Hell, not even a problem with the post-stabbing flashbacks, since they've already introduced Communal Sense in Unity. Friend Victor stab him instead of You Victor? Communal Sense let's you see the flashback, too.

I don't have a problem with it because even the Brotherhood missions let you play alone, and there's plenty of opportunity in the survey to tell them "I play alone and the single-player experience is my Number One priority" (which I did)

melbye82
12-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Too bad i didn't get the survey, cause i have a lot to say

JustPlainQuirky
12-09-2014, 01:37 AM
So I'm guessing the survey was distributed randomly then?

Matt.mc
12-09-2014, 01:49 AM
I have an idea, how about someone who has all the questions write them down on a new thread, then we can all answer them? So at least we have a chance of getting our word out there to?

MakimotoJin
12-09-2014, 02:46 AM
I have an idea, how about someone who has all the questions write them down on a new thread, then we can all answer them? So at least we have a chance of getting our word out there to?

Yeah people,please.We need to see what Ubi's up to.

confusedgeek
12-09-2014, 03:21 AM
i got a survey email, asked me my age and they said thanks for participating. guess the think ill be dead before the next game so whats the point of asking any more questions. ha ha.

lawraWeltreich
12-09-2014, 05:45 AM
damn, I want to get that survey! :mad:

SixKeys
12-09-2014, 11:11 AM
i got a survey email, asked me my age and they said thanks for participating. guess the think ill be dead before the next game so whats the point of asking any more questions. ha ha.

This is so ridiculous. The whole "focus group" thinking is ruining great opportunities for Ubisoft. They're obviously looking at teens to mid-20s for feedback, but the fact that they have so many players outside that demographic should tell them maybe there are other opinions worth listening to.

JustPlainQuirky
12-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Oh boy.

I sure am lucky to be freshly 18 then.

Namikaze_17
12-09-2014, 05:19 PM
^ Lucky you. :rolleyes:

JustPlainQuirky
12-09-2014, 05:21 PM
All I want is well-written well-developed characters, solid narrative and no annoying online components.

Is that too much to ask for?

Namikaze_17
12-09-2014, 05:26 PM
All I want is well-written well-developed characters, solid narrative and no annoying online components.

Is that too much to ask for?

No...

But everyone has their own definition of what's "well-written" or "well-developed".

So it's tricky to satisfy everyone...

Same with the Narrative.

Though the online components are pretty much agreed upon. :rolleyes:

JustPlainQuirky
12-09-2014, 05:40 PM
Don't bring logic into this!

*shakes fist*

Though even though a good story is a matter of opinion, the majority tend to recognize when stories just generally suck.

Watch_Dogs, for example.

Namikaze_17
12-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Don't bring logic into this!

*shakes fist*

Though even though a good story is a matter of opinion, the majority tend to recognize when stories just generally suck.

Watch_Dogs, for example.

I'm a Templar, it's what I'm supposed to do. ;-)


Yeah, you got a point there. :rolleyes:

D.I.D.
12-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Don't bring logic into this!

*shakes fist*

Though even though a good story is a matter of opinion, the majority tend to recognize when stories just generally suck.

Watch_Dogs, for example.

This is why I value a script over a story in games. Sometimes it's more a lack of eye-rolly moments that makes a game appear to have a high quality story, rather than a positively great story, like we're handing out 10/10s for having no bumps in the road.

While Watch Dogs was a hopelessly workshopped patchwork of references to movies and horrible attempts at wish-fulfilment for its 28-38 white male core audience, the Bad Blood DLC was significantly better. It still doesn't have a story, but the interactions feel far more genuine. T-Bone doesn't have family deaths to avenge, and the scores he has to settle feel like they're incidental (or at least, secondary in importance) to earning Tobias's forgiveness. Tobias is the sidekick, so he's right there in front of T-Bone challenging him, which is a lot different to being motivated by some objectified ghost. If there's anything Ubisoft can learn from this, it's that even the side characters it thought were not important can be far more appealing than the ones it precision-tuned by committee, as long as you give them souls.

Xstantin
12-09-2014, 08:17 PM
This is so ridiculous. The whole "focus group" thinking is ruining great opportunities for Ubisoft. They're obviously looking at teens to mid-20s for feedback, but the fact that they have so many players outside that demographic should tell them maybe there are other opinions worth listening to.

Kinda funny if you think about it since "target audience" who bought the first AC got older (and most likely stayed with the series)

D.I.D.
12-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Kinda funny if you think about it since "target audience" who bought the first AC got older (and most likely stayed with the series)

But then again, the very existence of a new AC game is the single biggest factor in drawing us back to buy it, and we've shown that it takes an extraordinary amount of insult to shake us off. Their research is perhaps more interested in the newest players - what brought them in to the series at this late stage, and what they'd like to see. Perhaps that translates better to the outside market who knows AC games exist, but hasn't been tempted to try them yet.

It is irritating to get snubbed, but I expect the survey isn't the end of their market research, and perhaps they have other sampling to gauge success with the committed fans.

TheHumanTowel
12-09-2014, 08:26 PM
Development by survey and committee. The sure sign of a creatively bankrupt series.

MegaRock35
12-09-2014, 10:40 PM
Development by survey and committee. The sure sign of a creatively bankrupt series.

Or just one that gets a lot of criticism and is trying to get feedback to correct it? Are we seriously going to start criticizing Ubisoft for listening to criticism now?

dxsxhxcx
12-09-2014, 10:48 PM
Or just one that gets a lot of criticism and is trying to get feedback to correct it? Are we seriously going to start criticizing Ubisoft for listening to criticism now?

if that was the case then age shouldn't be the factor to determine if you can answer the survey or not, also, Ubisoft is so anxious to listen to what we have to say about the game that the feedback thread that usually is created right after the release of a new game wasn't even created this time.. :cool:

MegaRock35
12-09-2014, 11:04 PM
if that was the case then age shouldn't be the factor to determine if you can answer the survey or not, also, Ubisoft is so anxious to listen to what we have to say about the game that the feedback thread that usually is created right after the release of a new game wasn't even created this time.. :cool:

I don't think the age should be a factor, either, but they probably chose it based off the average players' age range.

Also the feedback thread thing doesn't matter at all to the statement I replied to, and that does not change the fact that they did ask for feedback. Hell, there's an option to give feedback built into the game itself. But I suppose that means nothing because they haven't decided to make the all-important forum thread yet, right?

IntoTheGray
12-09-2014, 11:45 PM
Has anyone checked if all of those who where invited for the servey allowed ubi to contact them:
https://account-uplay.ubi.com/en-GB/contact-prefs
That could be a possible answer why only some of us got the invitation.


The story of Unity wasnīt bad, but actually not really good too. How many scenes feature Napoleon or de Sade? 4 maybe 5 at maximum. It like those guys lived within that time, so we have to feature them. Dead Kings maybe change my opinion about Napoleon.
Or take the Elise reveal trailer ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEVD31y8cME ), where is that scene ingame??? Arno rescues her from the giutine, but we donīt see that ingame.


I think the biggest feature of Victory will be aviation:
1. Unity features Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier balloon and you get to fly it.
2. In the WW2 rift you have planes, you can shoot down and and you get to see those zeppelins.

So some people at Ubisoft implemented aviation in AnvilNext and Iīm pretty sure they will feature it in their next game.
Itīs just like AC3 and AC4. AC3īs naval gameplay was the prototyp for AC4 gameplay. So I think AC:U is a prototyp or maybe more a demo for aviation in Victory.
The next big step after Montgolfiers baloon is George Cayley glider. George Cayley is British and "A young boy, whose name is not known, was the first to fly one of Cayley's gliders, the first glider capable of carrying a human." ( http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blearlyflight.htm )
I think with events like worldīs fair chances are high for a new Leonardo.

MegaRock35
12-10-2014, 01:02 AM
Or take the Elise reveal trailer ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEVD31y8cME ), where is that scene ingame??? Arno rescues her from the giutine, but we donīt see that ingame.


Stuff from Cinematic Trailers is usually made up, so as not to spoil the game. It's an AC tradition, I think, along with E3 demos showing off missions not in the game (Captain Xavier, anyone?)


So some people at Ubisoft implemented aviation in AnvilNext and Iīm pretty sure they will feature it in their next game.
Itīs just like AC3 and AC4. AC3īs naval gameplay was the prototyp for AC4 gameplay. So I think AC:U is a prototyp or maybe more a demo for aviation in Victory.
The next big step after Montgolfiers baloon is George Cayley glider. George Cayley is British and "A young boy, whose name is not known, was the first to fly one of Cayley's gliders, the first glider capable of carrying a human." ( http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blearlyflight.htm )
I think with events like worldīs fair chances are high for a new Leonardo.

I actually think they made ACIV because they decided the naval mechanics were cool enough to expand on, rather than just using III as a testing ground.

Would be cool to try out aviation stuff, but I feel like planes would be better for it because the gliders could come off as too similar to II. But hey, IV improved on the naval by making it open, so why not this? Hope they'd make it optional enough for the boring folks who wouldn't want to mess with it, though.

TheHumanTowel
12-10-2014, 01:29 AM
Or just one that gets a lot of criticism and is trying to get feedback to correct it? Are we seriously going to start criticizing Ubisoft for listening to criticism now?
I don't think Ubisoft has any clear vision for Assassin's Creed anymore. They don't know what to do with it but obviously don't want to let go of their cash cow so they're just developing by a checklist of mass appeal. The series doesn't have anything to say. It just feels a bit soulless to me now.

MegaRock35
12-10-2014, 07:38 PM
I don't think Ubisoft has any clear vision for Assassin's Creed anymore. They don't know what to do with it but obviously don't want to let go of their cash cow so they're just developing by a checklist of mass appeal. The series doesn't have anything to say. It just feels a bit soulless to me now.

There are problems with Ubi's vision and what AC has become, but to think that taking feedback is a cause or symptom of it is just stupid. The whole frigging point of feedback is to fix problems; would you rather they just not give a damn why you don't like it anymore and just keep doing stupid things? It boggles my mind to think that anyone would prefer that.