I actually like Assassin’s Creed. I’ve acquired excessive hopes for Origins and am trying ahead to seeing the way it works as an RPG. But a shock announcement from Ubisoft and Square Enix has revealed the Assassin’s Creed sport I by no means knew I desperately wished. It’s referred to as Assassin’s Festival, however a extra apt title could be Assassin’s Creed X Final Fantasy XV. Yep, the 2 video games are colliding. Now all I can take into consideration is assassins with unimaginable hair plunging hidden blades into hideous beasts.
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Assassin’s Festival is a foolish little bit of cross-promotion DLC for FFXV on PS4. We could by no means see it within the PC model of the sport when it arrives in 2018 – hopefully we do! Regardless, Assassin’s Festival seems to be gloriously silly. It clothes the Final Fantasy boys in outfits taken straight from Assassin’s Creed, and permits them to run, climb, and stab identical to Ezio and the remainder of the screeching eagles gang.
While it’s solely a small apart for Final Fantasy XV the trailer has me actually excited. It options Noctis, dressed as Altair, scaling a tower and parkour working throughout the skyline. But reasonably than straight acrobatics, it is punctuated with FFXV’s lovely teleportation results. As Noctis slides a hidden blade into the backs of his enemies, their armour erupts in bursts of electrical energy. They’re then pulled right into a hay bale that occurs to be sitting in a futuristic metropolis for no cause by any means.
“Who needs the power of Kings when you have the power of Assassins?,” Prompto says because the boys stand round of their new threads, utterly oblivious to how ridiculous they give the impression of being. The energy of Assassins being the power to make use of a hidden blade to parry a 40-foot tall mech that’s respiration fireplace, apparently
If you hadn’t realised by now, I am keen on the outlandishness of this crossover. It blends the extremely po-faced Assassin’s Creed with the attractive, loopy sci-fi of Final Fantasy to create one thing that, if solely visually, seems to be reasonably placing. I like the juxtaposition of historic clothes in opposition to overwrought fantasy design, the distinction of the (considerably) reasonable parkour with fight that includes hurling balls of magic at monsters and mechanised weapon platforms.
I don’t need Assassin’s Creed X Final Fantasy XV to be a small slice of DLC that will probably be forgotten come tea time. I need it to be a whole sport. I assumed Assassin’s Creed’s reinvention as a Witcher-like RPG with Origins was a daring sufficient change for me, however now I realise it’s not. With its previous gods and time-travelling genetics science, the Assassin’s Creed collection has at all times been fairly silly – regardless of its total seriousness – however now I desperately need it to leap the shark.
I need Assassin’s Creed to embrace absurdity; to run with a storyline the place time collapses in on itself and sci-fi components begin showing in Ancient Rome, or vice versa. I need assassins that may hurl themselves from steeples whereas firing an ice elemental revolver, and use a teleportation system to flee the back-breaking fall. Screw plausible historic figures, I need a boss combat in opposition to Julius Caesar driving an enormous boar mount, and backed up by the literal god of conflict.
It’s an not possible dream, after all. But I’m going to hold onto hope that, sooner or later, Ubisoft will create one thing that evokes the identical childlike pleasure that a two-minute trailer has drawn out of me. And hey, Mario + Rabbids has occurred, so maybe there’s nonetheless an opportunity…