Five Things I Want In The Next Assassin's Creed Game, One Thing That I Don't

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I have spent all of my teenage years playing the Assassin's Creed games. I have seen the franchise make some remarkable improvements and also some projects with potential end in massive disappointment. Just when I was about to lose faith in Ubisoft, the creators of Assassin's Creed surprised me and many other Assassin's Creed fans around the world with Assassin's Creed Origins

After a successful launch of Origins, Ubisoft released Odyssey in 2018. Odyssey borrowed almost everything from Origins, including gameplay mechanics and character and world models, but put it to use in a bigger world. Moreover, Odyssey was also much more optimized than Origins. Despite having released over a year ago, Odyssey is still going strong, thanks to its amazing DLC - Fate of Atlantis and The Lost Tales of Greece.

We have seen some news, leaks, and rumors stating that next Assassin's Creed game is going to be revealed soon. It is also rumored to be called Assassin's Creed Ragnarok, set in the Vikings era. With that being said, here are five things I want from the next Assassin's Creed game, and one that I don't.

5 Things I Want

Instant Assassination

Instant Assassination
Assassin's Creed III Photo: PixelRelated

In earlier Assassin's Creed games, it only took one stealthy and deadly shot to kill any enemy, regardless of their power. In Origins and Odyssey, Ubisoft decided to change how assassinations worked. In an effort to introduce RPG elements, the developer forgot to offer what really made players feel like a true assassin - instant stealth assassination. In the next Assassin's Creed game, I want instant assassinations to return. In case the game wants me to fight a boss, setting up a boss fight would be a great way to make it happen rather than now, when enemies can be assassinated from 20 feet above, only for them to immediately rise to their feet and fight. 

Better Naval Combat

Better Naval Combat
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Photo: Ag.HyperxGaming

I loved the naval combat in Assassin's Creed Black Flag! To this day, I remember the incredibly tough fights with the four legendary ships sailing the Caribbean sea and the joy I felt in taking them out. However, naval combat in Odyssey was a letdown and quickly became boring. If we truly are stepping into the Viking period, I expect better naval combat mechanics and robust ship customization.

Better Weapon Combos

Better Combat
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Photo: Gamespot

It's been such a long time, but Ubisoft has yet to nail the combat in Assassin's Creed games. Considering that both Origins and Odyssey were about 60 hours long, seeing the character perform the same combos over and over again quickly became boring. The game is all about close-range combat and adding a combo mechanic and special combos can spice up the combat. Also, nailing the parry system would be a great touch to the game. 

Rewarding Exploration

Rewarding Exploration
Assassin's Creed Origins Photo: Fandom

Even though Origins and Odyssey offered bigger maps with tombs, temples, and underwater ruins to explore, the exploration itself wasn't as rewarding as the effort put into it. Exploration can also serve as a method of telling stories about the locations instead of rewarding a duplicate armor or sword that I already have in my inventory. When I compare the exploration in Odyssey and Origins to the exploration of Brotherhood or Revelations, I think it can still be improved.

Bring Back Parkour

Parkour
Assassin's Creed Unity Photo: YouTube

The biggest disappointment in Assassins's Creed Origins and Odyssey was the missing parkour. Ubisoft had perfected the parkour of Assassin's Creed in Unity and Syndicate and we all hoped that it would only get better from there. Although, I don't understand to this day as to why Ubisoft thought that it was a good idea to skip parkour for Origins and Odyssey. Nevertheless, I hope that parkour is brought back in the next Assassin's Creed game.

One Thing I Dont Want

Overpowered Magic

Less Magic
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Photo: WhatCulture

Sometimes it is good to have magical powers that can kill every Templar surrounding you with the press of a button, but having it all the time is pointless. This is especially true for a franchise like Assassin's Creed. I wouldn't mind if the player has magical powers when equipped with magical items like the Apple of Eden, Staff of Hermes, or anything of that kind, but having a dedicated magical skill for a normal human is unappealing. Magic really looks good on Kratos from God of War, but Assassin's Creed is different. Keeping combat unadulterated with magic is what I want in the next Assassin's Creed game.

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