“The world feels empty, there are no side quests”: Gaming Fans Shame “The Worst” Assassin’s Creed Game Despite Its Record Breaking $1.02 Billion Budget

"The world feels empty, there are no side quests": Gaming Fans Shame "The Worst" Assassin's Creed Game Despite Its Record Breaking $1.02 Billion Budget

Ubisoft has a few good franchises that still help keep the Ubisoft Connect app as relevant as it can be. Ubisoft’s franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Tom Clancy’s franchise, Watch Dogs, and The Crew, are some of the most successful and ongoing series of games. The Assassin’s Creed series in particular has had a tumultuous ride with some fan-favorite memorable games in the series, while there were also some games that are riddled with bugs and glitches, making them the most hated games in the series.

Valhalla released in 2020, isn’t a fan-favorite in the series but isn’t as hated by gamers either, and the game certainly isn’t riddled with bugs. It still ranks quite low among fans of the series as the game missing a key element, compared to the other games in the Assassin’s Creed games and most open-world games.

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Upcoming Games in the Franchise

Assassin's Creed: Mirage, showing the protagonist of the game
Assassin’s Creed Mirage, showing the protagonist of the game

Assassin’s Creed Mirage is all set to release on the 5th of October. Mirage is expected to pay homage to the beginnings of the Assassin’s Creed series. The game looks to go back to the roots of the series, with a whole lot of running across rooftops, and carefully executed assassinations, as has been the foundations of Ezio and Altair’s adventures. The game is set to be based in four districts in Baghdad, with players also exploring Alamut, where the Creed series originated.

Upcoming games include the Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR which is set to be playable on the Oculus Quest and the Meta Quest 2 platforms, with a release date set to the holiday season later this year. Beyond this, the upcoming games are only known by their codenames as not much has been known at this point.

While there’s always hopeful excitement in the upcoming games of the Assassin’s Creed series, gamers who play the existing games aren’t as happy with either the bugs ruining their experience or the main campaign being too short, as was the case in the 2014 game, Assassin’s Creed Rogue. 2020’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla did not end up being among the fan favorites for a completely different reason, though.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Misses Key Element, Fans Feel In-Game World Feels Empty Without It

Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was released back in 2020

Back in 2020, Ubisoft released Valhalla which took gamers back to the Dark Ages of England. The game introduced a whole new progression system that didn’t resonate with most gamers, with the game also having its share of a lot of bugs to deal with upon launch. All of that aside, the game did have quite a lot for gamers to explore and discover, taking up the character of a Norse Viking, Elvior. As much as the game offers players to explore through its vast expansive open world, there are no side quests in the game.

This particular reason left many games of the series feeling something missing in the game, as most games in the series had something for gamers to look forward to, apart from the main campaign. When a Redditor asked gamers what they felt was the worst Assassin’s Creed game, there were a lot of mixed comments.



Another Redditor also chimed in on the comments by saying how the game felt quite empty, as he said, “The world feels empty. There are no side quests…”. He went on to compare the game with other earlier titles, which were his favorites up until Valhalla. While Valhalla isn’t a bad game by any means, the fact that the key element of a side-quest was missing, left a void in the game that fans of the series just couldn’t overlook. The game’s ridiculously big open world also left gamers exploring the game for a lot longer than the previous titles in the series.

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Assassin’s Creed Mirage, What To Expect From Upcoming Ubisoft Game

Official Artwork of Ubisoft's upcoming title, Assassin's Creed: Mirage
Official Artwork of Ubisoft’s upcoming title, Assassin’s Creed: Mirage

Mirage will feature four main characters, Basim, Roshan, Ali, and Nehal. In Mirage, players will get to play as Basim, a street thief, with the game set in 9th-century Baghdad. The game will be set during the anarchy period at Samarra and will follow Basim Ibn Ishaq, who was a character last seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Gamers will follow Basim’s transition from a mere street thief to becoming a member of the Assassin Brotherhood.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will cost $49.99 and will be released on the 5th of October, playable on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and all modern Xbox consoles.

Source: GamingBible

Written by Ayoub Hassan Adur

Ayoub worked in the Translation Industry for almost 14 years before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub is from Chennai, India and did his Bachelor's in Computer Science. He loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming.