Game developer and publisher announced Assassin’s Creed: Mirage this month, and many gamers are very excited about it. WANT editor Dennis Mons shares that opinion, and explains why.
First of all, let me be honest: certainly not all Assassin’s Creed games were received with open arms by fans. This was not so much because of the fact that the games were bad, but in some cases began to deviate very much from the original concept. Mirage seems to be changing that.
Assassin’s Creed goes back to its roots
At least the presentation of Assassin’s Creed: Mirage was promising. After all, the game seems to be going back to its roots. No messing around with pirate ships and hopefully not too much emphasis on RPG elements which was a bit too much for some gamers anyway.
Because of these five reasons, I think Assassin’s Creed: Mirage is going to be another wonderful, old-fashioned “AC.
#1 Back to where it started
Although the first Assassin’s Creed game was not overwhelmingly well received, it did impress with its whole concept and open world. And that concept was built upon tremendously well by AC II and AC Brotherhood, among others. It seems that in that respect, Mirage will especially appeal to fans of the “older games” since 2007.
Basim plays the lead role this time
#2 Long wait for Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
It sounds like a crazy advantage, but we had to wait quite a long time for Mirage (which, by the way, won’t come out until next year). The point is that Ubisoft, with the knowledge that the AC series was a huge success, started releasing the games annually.
And in all honesty; that didn’t always benefit the games. Sure, waiting ten years (as with GTA 6) is agonizing, but rather a brilliant game than half-baked pandering.
#3 With your feet back in the sand
Assassin’s Creed has been set in the most amazing places over the years. One of my favorites is ancient Rome in Brotherhood, but certainly also Egypt, and the Middle East that played an important role in the first part.
Traveling all over the world with the Assassins and Templars was fun, but secretly we are glad to return to that old familiar world.
#4 Basim as protagonist
We’ve seen many protagonists come to mind, from our beloved Altaïr and Ezio to the Viking Eivor. This turns Assassin’s Creed: Mirage revolves around Basim. This is the first time we can play with a character we already know.
Basim in fact showed up in Valhalla with Sigurd, the brother of the aforementioned Eivor. In that game, Basim eventually turned out to be Isu, the reincarnation of the god Loki. We’re curious to see how that plays out in Mirage.
#5 RPG Light
Ubisoft has promised to make Mirage a simpler game that for the most part is not an RPG. It’s nice and all that fans are at their beck and call, but the RPG elements are a turn-off for others.
Titles like Far Cry, Watch Dogs, The Division, Horizon and even Red Dead Redemption 2 have far too much “to do” in that regard instead of just going on adventures.
This is exactly why I am looking forward to Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. I still have to wait a while but it will be worth it. Until then, I’m going to play Valhalla for a while.