More Reviews
REVIEWS Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunk Review
I was confident in my Dark Souls abilities. Then From Software released new Dark Souls II DLC.

The Swapper Review
One of 2013's best indie games swaps its way to Sony platforms.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

Madden NFL 15
Release date: 08/26/14


LATEST FEATURES Interview: Forging the Rings of Power in Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Tolkien fans may now either squeal with glee at getting to play interactive fanfiction... or condemn it to the watery grave of Numenor.

How Bioware Creates Romances
Bioware's games have romances where you might save the world, on the side of course.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Call of Duty will never be the same
By oneshotstop
Posted on 07/28/14
       We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...

GAMING NEWS

AC3 Creative Director Attempts To Apologize For Dismissing Gamers' Setting Ideas As "Boring"

Posted on Friday, April 6 @ 10:48:23 Eastern by Alex_Osborn


Before Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed 3 would be set during the American Revolution, gamers all over the net were speculating where and when the game would take place. The game's creative director, Alex Hutchinson recently discussed a number of these ideas, casting them aside as uninspired and downright boring.

I see how it is Mr. Hutchinson. Everyone's got an opinion, but they all suck unless it's yours. 

In a recent interview, the creative director went so far as to say that "people on the internet suggest the most boring settings. The three most wanted are WWII, feudal Japan and Egypt. They’re kind of the three worst settings for an AC game."

Ouch man, that really hurts. I'd hate to hear what you might say about some of my ideas.

Not long after did Joystiq meet up with Hutchinson at PAX to inquire further about his comments, to which he clarified by offering a slightly wishy-washy response. "It's part of a bigger discussion. Obviously any setting is potentially awesome." He went on to add that "the point we were making was that some settings are more familiar in video games than other settings. And the two particular ones that were mentioned are very familiar video game settings."

Ah, I see, so "familiar" equates to "boring" and "worst". It's all clear now.

The creative director then went on to attempt to offer an apology, saying, "If people think they have the worst ideas, I apologize for that. But really, they're very predictable. The internet is not the place for insight, unfortunately." Make of it what you will. 
Related Games:   Assassin's Creed III


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution