‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ – a look into the history of France that doesn’t quite grab you

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If you haven’t finished Assassin’s Creed Rogue, you might want to do that because this game is a sequel of sorts for that game. With that in mind, let’s dive right into the review.

In the first Assassin’s Creed game for the next generation system, we follow Arno Jeannotte as he tries to find out the people responsible for killing his adoptive father. Arno goes to live with a family that is high up in the Templar Order but his future is decided when his adoptive father gets murdered. Things get complicated when the adoptive father’s daughter and the girl that he fell in love with as kid, Elise, is also doing the same thing. They are on different sides of the war between Templars and Assassins but have a common goal: to catch a thief.

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I knew it was only a matter of time before we had a love story that had the couple on different sides of the war. It is something that comes up many times throughout the storyline and makes problems for both Arno and Elise. Arno is still in love with Elise and sometimes makes decisions she doesn’t believe in. Elise is obsessed with finding her father’s killer and sometimes that comes at the expense of Arno. As far as storylines go, it is a beautiful story but storyline is only a third of what makes a game.

The graphics were a step up from the last generation system graphics but still not as good as they are now. There were times when it was glitchy, which I was expected there to be none considering it’s been out for a little bit of time. The layout of the country was beautiful and it had a lot of mini missions that made the play through more enjoyable as you get to dive deeper into the world.

There were still some issues when it came to running and climbing. Those who are fans of the original Assassin’s Creed series, you probably had a problem where you wanted the character to run but it would just randomly start climbing up walls. This problem still exists in this game. There are times when it got frustrating and I wanted to throw my control against the wall, but I was able to work through that.

It is not one of the best Assassin’s Creed games, but it is worth the play. It’s going to be hard to top the Kenway trilogy on the last generation. This game is an introduction to the types of games we can expect for Assassin Creed games considering now they can create a large universe for the fans to dive right into.

What did you think of the game?

 

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