Games Inbox: What Black Friday bargains are you hoping for?

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I was slightly baffled by ROB’s comments in Thursday’s morning inbox. ‘How many identikit Assassin’s Creeds can you play before you realise it’s the same game over and over?’

I realised it was the same game over and over when Assassin’s Creed II came out, which is why I bought it and why I continue to buy them. The answer is that I enjoy the same game over and over. I personally love climbing up towers, etc., opening the map and traversing the realistic worlds that Ubisoft create. If/when I stop enjoying that I’ll stop. Nobody’s trying to force you to play them so leave those of us who do enjoy them to enjoy them.

And guess what? The Assassin’s Creed games might come out on an annual basis but you may be stunned to learn that they don’t actually take a year to play. That leaves plenty of time throughout the rest of the year to, ‘try new things’.

I never understood this, ‘I don’t like this game so I don’t think anyone else should either’ attitude so many gamers have. Just like movies, music, books, food, cars, clothes, and millions of other things, there’s plenty of games out there for all of us to pick what we want. I’m pretty sure ROB may well play some games that I don’t like, but I’m not going to demand he stops and immediately pick up Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

I’m also not implying that there should be a new Zelda game every year, but if Nintendo decided to re-use Breath Of The Wild’s assets as they did with Majora’s Mask to create a new title in the next couple of years, I’m sure there wouldn’t be too many complaints.
Phil Spearpoint

GC: We just checked and he didn’t ‘demand’ anything in the original letter. He just pointed out that – as you agree – it’s largely the same game every year.

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