Ubisoft has a great history when it comes to creating open world games, and with Assassin’s Creed: Unity they have managed to take the experience to a whole new level. Filled with potential and a very neat approach, we have the opportunity to explore the revolutionary France in one of the most interesting recreations to date.
In Assassin’s Creed: Unity, we follow the story of Arno, a youngster with normal issues at that time. But things tend to get serious for him, as he sees the father of his love interest get murdered. This tend to go haywire from here, with numerous twists and turns that you are bound to appreciate especially if you are a fan of games as a whole.
As you would expect, the game places a lot of emphasis on being an assassin and scouring the game world for killing opportunities. The gameplay is pretty much the same as the previous versions, but the combat has been redone in order to focus on fencing, although you can also use new weapons as well, such as a new crossbow for example. Not only that, but the focus on parkour remains intact. What makes the game shine though is the major focus on having larger crowds, something that manages to bring a great sense of immersion.
The downside here is this mechanic makes the game totally unplayable at times unfortunately, as even the most powerful computers don’t seem to handle it properly.
There are nice things in the game though! You can customize the character abilities, customize even your weapons and just modify the experience as you see fit. This is also the first time in which we can actually play the game with friends in cooperative fashion, although things tend to be a little on the buggy side here as well. Overall though, the cooperative experience is nice, but if the bugs are ironed out then it could be even better.
Graphics and sounds
Assassin’s Creed: Unity manages to take the series to a completely new level from a graphical standpoint. It looks very nice and it does manage to provide a new set of incentives that you will like for sure. The characters are very realistic, crowds look good, and being able to visit an almost photorealistic representation of Paris is the icing on the cake. Sure, there are numerous glitches here such as the melting faces on characters and other similar issues, but overall the game does manage to work properly most of the time.
Sounds in Assassin’s Creed: Unity are very good too, and the soundtrack is immersive, which certainly manages to stand out on its own. Even the characters have great voices, thanks to an insidious, good voice acting.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity not only looks great, but it also brings a neat story that does relate to Napoleon and some of the other major faces of the revolution. It’s nice to explore the XVIIIth century Paris, and even though there are numerous performance issues, the game is well worth your time and money!