Last-Gen Report Cards: Ubisoft
The scoring will be done using the same system JumpToGamer uses to rate games: 1-10 in .5 intervals. We will start each new company’s report card by listing some of their most notable games and then proceed to grade on the average quality of their games, grade on the number of worth while games they pumped out, rate them on any form of controversies they caused or faced last generation (the lower the score the worse their controversies were), and grade them on PR which is the way they’re generally perceived by gamers.
In this week’s edition of “Last-Gen Report Cards” I’m tackling a little company that’s been on the rise for over a decade now. They hadn’t achieved mega-publisher status until this past generation. I speak of a little company known as, Ubisoft.
Notable Games: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Raving Rabbids, Rayman, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Just Dance, Driver
Game Quality: 7
Game Quantity: 9
In my view, Ubisoft has been one of this generation’s greatest success stories. They weren’t the end all be all of gaming greatness, but they produced their share of great titles over the years from both new and old IP. They also had a little something for every type of gaming release titles in pretty much every genre imaginable. And that’s without mentioning the fact they were responsible for Assassin’s Creed which was easily one of the biggest franchises of the past decade.
Another thing about Ubisoft which they had going for them was their uncanny ability to not piss gamers. Sure there were some minor annoyances such as the annualization of Assassin’s Creed, which hasn’t seemed to have compromised the series in anyway, and some rather awkward showings at E3. But nonetheless, Ubisoft has delivered a steady stream of solid titles including a few classics all generation long. They had quality, quantity, and variety. And we rarely felt cheated. Ubisoft’s performance this past generation was excellent and positioned themselves to be an industry powerhouse well into the future.