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posted ago by FuckityWuckity ago by FuckityWuckity +15 / -1

We've all had our fair share of disappointments these last few years. A popular game series has an anticipated sequel, and it's impact is damaged by unwarranted nannying from the game itself, or its vocal staff on Twitter. Which game series did you like, that had a poor sequel?

One of mine is: The World Ends with You: Neo. Apparently it's dub is aggressively political? For my own health, I'm not reading that.

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MAGAnic316 18 points ago +18 / -0

It happened slowly with the assassins creed series. It started with killer Swordplay and deadly assassinations in awesome historical settings with a pretty compelling sci-fi modern day hook, and a shit ton of lore and mythology neatly encompassing all the best conspiracy theories ever discussed.

Then one day, for no reason at all, female pirates. Okay no big deal 🤷🏼‍♂️

Then one day a set of fraternal twins in Victorian England. She a shrewd, smart and deadly killer assassin; he a bumbling simpleton who never thinks things through (and is hinted at as being bisexual). Oh yes and a cross dressing woman pretending to be a man whom no one bats an eyelid at...in VICTORIAN ENGLAND.

Then Egyptians darker than the cast of captain Phillips and an inexplicable retcon of the entire series mythology so that it wasn’t Greyworm-lookalike who founded the brotherhood, but his fuckin wife. His wife founded the BROTHERHOOD 🤦🏼

Then it was a female Spartan mercenary (which were never a thing) screwing her way around Ancient Greece, and if you dared play as the male counterpart you’d be smugly reminded by reddit that the female is Muh cannon 🏳️‍🌈 ✊🏿

Then we all got pumped from 6 months of promo clips and trailers showing a bad ass Viking dude getting his face painted in blood and throat-blading Andre the giant’s big brother while an epic thunderstorm breaks out in the distance. The actual game arrives and nope, the main character is actually a chain smoking German chick who looks like Dolph Lungren mid-transition. She’s supposed to be the reincarnation of Odin, but somehow she’s the only Norse god who changed sex when the space magic machines mixed their DNA with Homo sapiens. Christians are bad, the game map is bloated to all hell, christians are bad, the modern day element is atrocious and christians are bad. And did I mention christians are bad?

The series is now about as close to the original assassins creed as it is to Mario kart

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Smith1980 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ugh I recently started playing Valhalla. That sucks. Yea the previous one in Greece the creator was upset because more people played as the male. Didnt dawn on him that the game generally appeals to more men but that’s why they force females in everything

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MAGAnic316 2 points ago +2 / -0

But they’re still wise enough to always put the MALE character on all the marketing and cover art to entice you into making the purchase, before they bait and switch you into playing as a lesbian shield maiden. They know if they put “Lesbian Shield Maiden’s Creed” on the box cover, no one would buy it.

I still had a blast playing Odyssey as Alexios in spite of their bullshit, and a lot of Valhalla too despite its issues, it’s just with every game it gets harder and harder to ignore it. And you shouldn’t have to be sitting there “putting up with” stuff, right? It should be an absolute blast to play from start to finish like the ezio games were, we play these games to escape the real world’s shittyness, not to be reminded of it at every turn. I wish they would go back to giving us what we want instead of what they want us to want.

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Lord_Nekro 0 points ago +1 / -1

Absolutely perfect summary. I'll add they also threw out the PvP multiplayer