Assassin's Creed 2 Talk

Joystiq confirms plans for an Assassin's Creed sequel, relating comments about the project during Ubisoft's first-half fiscal 2008-09 conference call. A sequel to the successful stealth/action game was probably a given, but the confirmation indicates they are shooting for a release during Ubisoft's fiscal 2010, which would make for a holiday 2009 release using those old-fashioned non-fiscal calendars the rest of us are saddled with. GiantBomb has their own light to shed on this news (thanks Destructoid), as during the taping of an episode of Gametrailers' Bonus Round they picked up word from tapped-in industry analyst Michael Pachter that the middle ages setting of the first Assassin's Creed will shift several hundred years forward into the 18th century, perhaps to be set during the French Revolution. This news of a time shift is not confirmed, and other details like target platforms are not available at this time.
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Yes it is subjective. First off you're using the term in a way one might phrase a backhanded compliment and it's not fooling anyone. Complexity does no one any good if they can't understand it or find the game fun. Dumbing down to you is streamlining to a different person.
How can you say that AC is not dumbed down from platforming games that require timing and some degree of precision to perform various acts? It requires you to hold down a button. That seems to be the very definition of dumbed down. Hell, SMB requires more timing and precision than AC.

I think you're just feeling insulted that the kind of game you like is being referred to as dumbed down. I can understand not liking the term, because it is derogatory, but I think you could accept that it refers to something real. Everyone plays games for enjoyment, so if you enjoy that sort of game, then there's nothing wrong with that. This is why I wish they'd make it an optional thing. Let you choose to have one button handle all the moves, but let those of us that would like to have a more complex system have that too.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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