The Assassin’s Creed series wasted no time in working its way to the top. These beloved games quickly grew near and dear to players hearts. The games complexity captivated a significant gaming audience and wasn’t soon prepared to let its fan base go. The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been popular for quite a number of years now, however, even with how impressive the game has proven itself there is still the underlining fear of milking the series for all its worth too quickly.
Since its debut in 2007, Assassin’s Creed has grown significantly. With the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed III we can only expect for the number of fans to keep growing. There is a major problem hanging over the series though, and the problem can be considered to be something that may drastically impact the series for the worse. There are simply too many games released under the Assassin’s Creed label. This has been a series that has nothing but impressed the gaming community but when it comes to good games, a certain time period should be waited before shooting another title out there. As excellent as Assassin’s Creed has always been the fear of having too many semi-new games on the shelf at once will ultimately end up cutting down their number of fans extensively.
This historical action-adventure title made its way to fans homes in 2007. Since the release of the first Assassins Creed title; 9 other games under the same franchise name have been released, four being main installments to the series and the other 5 being games apart from the main series. In less than a five year time period 4 large releases in the franchise have hit store shelves and 5 other games have been released under the Assassin’s Creed name, with two more on their way this year. For so many games to be released in such a short period of time, with the same underlining franchise name, is overkill.
The main Assassin’s Creed games include the first installment to the series, Assassin’s Creed (2007), and over the years after that release Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was released. It is clear what the development team is trying to do with the main story of the series; release a game with a character, Ezio of Assassin’s Creed II for example, and release separate games after the character makes their début to follow a more personal story for them as well as add to the overall story. This can be illustrated with Ezio’s first appearance in Assassins Creed II and the follow up games after that with Brotherhood and Revelations. Even with that approach for the main series of games in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, it can be thought that having one of these games a year will get a little overbearing for some fans.
With that being said, although most don’t have a lot to do with the actual main plot of Assassins Creed, there have been several games released under the Assassin’s Creed name for handheld systems and mobile gaming. These games include titles such as Assassin’s Creed: Altair Chronicles, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines, Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery and more. Unfortunately, with so many games under the Assassin’s Creed series the motive of why there are so many games is all too clear; bleeding players wallets dry.
The Assassin’s Creed series is still loved by fans but with much more of the constant release of Assassin’s Creed games that love could someday come to an end. Like stated above, this is a complex series that many people love to uncover as much as they can about the main plot, and it’s extremely intelligently done, however, what has been made of the series has become too much too quick. Lucky for the creators, people are still anticipating the release of Assassin’s Creed III (a game that looks nothing short of amazing) but that can’t be expected for much longer if they continue to push out multiple games a year under that same brand. Hopefully there will be a slowing of pace when it comes to pushing out Assassin’s Creed titles no matter which device it’s meant for; this is a series players love to love and really wish the passion for each release would be withheld over the years to come.