What’s the point of Assassin’s Creed Americas Collection?

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Merica edition

We already know that we’ll be taking Paris by storm during the French Revolution in Assassin’s Creed Unity later this year. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will finish off the Kenway saga, finalizing the events in the Americas and wrapping up the story. However, Ubisoft is releasing a collection of all the games in the Americas, but I’m wondering at whom this is targeted.

Releasing 28 October 2014, Assassin’s Creed The Americas Collection will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3. The collection will include Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. For those who don’t know or remember, Assassin’s Creed III features the most boring character in the AC franchise, Connor, who made us wish we could use the hidden blade on our own character. AC IV: Black Flag was a whole lot more fun, but it’s not nearly as impressive on older generation consoles as it is on the newer ones.

AC: Rogue will be coming to older generation consoles only, and I can’t help but feel that Ubisoft is jumping the gun on this collection. Surely it would be better to wait until Rogue is released and then create this ‘mericas bundle for fans to own all the games that took place in North America? Now it feels like a box set that’s missing the final episode – who would want this? Perhaps it’s targeted at those people who are planning to pick up Assassin’s Creed Rogue but haven’t played the previous games. However, I can’t imagine there would be many people like that out there – why would someone be amped for Rogue if they haven’t at least played Black Flag? We also don’t know if this collection comes with all the DLC or if that will still be extra.

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What do you guys think? Is this a nice collection for those people who left off the Assassin’s Creed franchise with ACII and want to find out what happened before diving into Unity? Is this a collection that you’d like to own?

Last Updated: September 9, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Well, if I didn’t have AC3 I would have bought it. And Connor isn’t boring, he’s stoic. 😛

    • Sgt. M

      Connor is the worst character I have played in my life. All the complaining and whining ruined the game for me.

      • Rasputin Gruttadauria

        Kinda funny you’re whining about him whining.

    • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

      I agree, I liked Connor, and the hunting was fun as well. The crafting was the only thing I didn’t much care for.

  • Rock789

    ‘Merica!! Lol. 🙂 Sorry, but every time I hear that, I think about that scene from “The Other Guys” with Will Ferrell. Hehehe. 🙂

    • Hammersteyn
      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        or Makro.

        • Hammersteyn

          Buy in bulk hey?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            A while back I was buying a lot of coffee & milk for the office @ PnP, woman in the queue behind me says I’m buying a lot, told her that sometimes I get thirsty. Look on her face was priceless haha.

          • The Adventures of JJ

            Haha. Excellent. It probably won’t help if I use that one in the liquor store.

      • Sk3tz0

        Look at those poor people they are all lost.. they ended up in the sporting goods section.. they are all like ???

        • The Adventures of JJ


        • Hammersteyn


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      And his hideous wife.

      • Hammersteyn

        I wish I had a hideous wife like that.

        • The Adventures of JJ


  • Hammersteyn

    Kenway? Connor? What happened to Desmond? Is he still alive

    • theseasonswither

      Desmond pegged it.
      Finish AC3 to see what happens.

      • Hammersteyn

        Meh, I kinda stopped at AC2 and then I lost the plot entirely

        • Xcalibersa

          The plot was a lie.

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            There’s a plot?! o.O

          • Xcalibersa


  • Travis

    AC is so boring and combat is so artificial and disconnected.

    • Travis

      You aslo spend too much time on rooftops.

      • The Adventures of JJ

        That part I don’t mind at all, but I do agree on the combat.

        • Travis

          The combat is dreadful, it feels like I am connected to the character by a piece of string, its so unnatural, thats whats got me very worried with Shadow of Mordor, it looks similar.

  • Yondaime

    I Literally fell asleep in the first hour of Assassin’s Creed III, i wanted to swear and cry for all my moneys when i woke up….Black flag was a refreshing change to the franchise….Kenway is just BadAss!!! cant wait to play Assassin’s Creed Rogue!!!

  • Purple_Dragon

    Bit pointless especially with the Anthology collection that is available.

    I’m playing through the anthology collection, currently in Brotherhood. Very good value for money.

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    Haven’t touched AC since AC2.

  • Stanton Dowd

    I wouldn’t buy it. I’m hoping they’ll do AC set in feudal Japan, that would be bloody good.

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