I love Ghost Recon: Wildlands, for the last week me and my friends have been playing it every day together. The only problem is, we also played the other ghost recon games and noticed that while we love this game, it isn't a ghost recon game.
For Some reason the last couple Ubisoft games have been fun… but not what they are named after…
Rainbow Six: Seige – Amazing and fun game, not a rainbow six game.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Another Great fun game, but not a Ghost Recon game.
And don't even get me started on the disaster that is Far Cry: Primal… If Primal wasn't a "Far Cry" game I think it would be great, but when they took the fun island shooter and turned it into a cave man story, I was really mad and didn't enjoy myself playing since I was comparing it to the old ones.
My theory is that Ubisoft is scared… They are still good at making games, but they don't want to put the new games under new series' because they think they will sell less
The problem is, I don't think anyone would care! If they just named this game something else like, just Wildlands, and showed trailer footage of it being a team shooter LIKE ghost recon then I feel people still would have bought it. If they named Rainbow six: Seige just, Seige, people still would have bought it. They don't have to just run with already existing IPs. The only series that they haven't done this with is Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed.
What do you guys think of the recent Ubisoft game names, or what do you think about my rant?
EDIT : While writing this I didn't think about The Division which is a new IP… My stance still holds thought.