RE: Ubisoft about 'The Lost Archive'

Posted on Wed 29 February 2012 in video games

Ubisoft about the new single player DLC for Assassin's Creed: Revelations:

Explore the mysterious pasts of Subject 16 and Lucy Stillman in 2 hours of all-new single player content, using the innovative narration style and puzzle-platforming gameplay pioneered in Assassin’s Creed Revelations’ present-day Desmond sequences.

Considering that the modern day sequences with Desmond are widely regarded as the worst part of the game, it is hard to understand why Ubi would expand on that. Dare I say that those missions might be easier to create since they take less new video content?

Anyway, the part I quoted is easily the most cynical description of video game content that I've seen lately, especially by a game's own developer.

In my opinion the modern day sequences were a frustrating, infuriating and way less interesting part of the game than the renaissance sections and I will not be giving Ubi my money for those. Even though I initially said that I would pay for more of Assassin's Creed. I meant more of the better part, not more of the worse part.

I think one of the commenters (Ghoul Vs Barbra) on trueachievements.com had exactly the right answer to sum this mess up:

Yep, that's what all of us have been clamouring for. I just pray the next DLC pack is going to be nothing but the innovative Den Defense mode.