Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ – a look into the revolution in England

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Developer(s): Ubisoft Quebec

Publisher(s): Ubisoft

Writer(s): Jeffrey Yohalem

Series: Assassin’s Creed

Platform(s): Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: 10/23/2015

Genre(s): Action-adventure, Stealth

Mode(s): single-player, multiplayer

In the latest Assassin’s Creed game to come out, we follow a dual point of view of brother and sister, Jacob and Evie Frye. They go to London to try and finish their father’s mission but find that there is more to the story then they knew. You go to London to take down a gang that took over the city by creating a gang of your own and taking down areas one by one.

This game is not like any other game that was played in the Assassin’s Creed world. You play as both Jacob and Evie throughout the story depending on where you are in the storyline. There are strengths that each of the sibling has. For example, Evie is better at stealth-like missions, while Jacob is better when it comes to fighting.

I found that out of all the games in the series, that this one had the best controls. You get a zipline that helps you climb buildings more efficiently and there is a new button that allows you to climb down buildings faster. This is a plus when you have to chase after someone. But that annoying time when you are running and just randomly start climbing a building is still there. Hopefully there is a time in the future where that gets fixed.

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The storyline is one of my favorites that has been done. It’s not as complex as the Kenway trilogy story line but it is interesting enough to keep you intrigued with playing. I like how complex the world is and the many different levels of missions that we get to play. If you were able to pre-order the game, then you got access to the Penny Dreadful crime. It combined my two favorite types of games, action and a mystery. You got to solve crimes as you tried to find a killer with each crime. Another expansion that is available is the WWI addition. You play as Evie who tries to help Winston Churchill try and take out the spies in London. It’s an intriguing storyline that I wonder what it would be like if Ubisoft went down the road to covering the wars. We have seen how successful it is when they cover other major history events (the American Revolution in Assassin’s Creed III).

The graphics are better than the other games of the series as well. The glitches are still there, but they are less than there were with Unity. Ubisoft is amazing when it comes to paying attention to detail and this one goes above and beyond that call. You get to go into more buildings than before and explore more that the world has to offer.

Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is available now and can be purchased at major retailers.

What do you think of the game?

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