Assassin's Creed Unity
Absolutely horrid. Avoid at all costs!
This game has HUGE problems across all platforms. FPS drops below 10, horrible aliasing and NPC popin.
Cons are *superseded* by pros
I was very eager to wade into this water, with AC3 being disappointing, but AC4 changing back the tide, and as I found out, AC4 did a fine job of warming up the franchise for the true, next-generation Assassins Creed game. Okay, let's get down to business now. When you first put the disc into your console, and start up the game, you think, "La-de-da-do...nothing special yet...la-dum-de-do-.........holy cra* look at that". The camera starts to slow-pan, and you see an eagle. You are astounded by the graphics, as the YouTube videos you watched about Assassins Creed: Unity did not fully capture the breathtaking graphics, views, sounds, chills, and overall euphoric feeling that you get when you first see the game. The storyline doesn't take long to kick-off, and right away you see our buddy Arno. Arno is very Ezio-like, his attitude and persona. However, he is not as naive as Ezio was at that age. He is a pretty interesting character, and you will see other sides of him that the trailers don't reveal. That's all I will say, as ai don't want to spoil the story for you before you even get your hands on the game. Okay, I covered the graphics, story, but what about the improvements that Ubisoft boasted about. Drumroll please....finally no more eavesdropping missions, however I do recall one, just one, tailing mission, and it was a *side mission.* The real reason you should get the game is the ultra-realistic free-running part of the game. There are so many new options Ubisoft has given us, due to the updated, innovated, genius new climbing system. You can also explore inside buildings, which was not possible in previous AC games. Last, and definitely not least, is the customizabiliy of this game, which I don't want to spoil, because there sure are some amazing possibilities you have with this game. That is all for my review. I hope you enjoyed it. Don't base your purchase on the concrete characteristics, but rather on *how much fun this game is*, as I will tell you. ***********If you aren't satisfied, you can always return it, but trust my review, this game beats the past 3 additions to the franchise, so don't base your decision on those past games, take a "leap of faith".
Unity Looks Pretty Fresh
AC UNITY is coming and it looks pretty new.Great Graphics (If anyone saw the trailer in HD).And if rumors are true,it will feature horizontal wall running like the POP FRANCHISE which is awesome.Even the setting itself incredible with all it's events and BLOOD.Ubisoft said that they have been working on it for 3 years. I just hope they learned from AC3's Mistakes and not repeat them EVER AGAIN (I LOVED AC3 and Enjoyed every AC Game).
Missed the mark
I have played all of the AC franchise games and while it has evolved it seems they took a step back from black flag. The multiplayer is awesome except you have to pay for it so it's only so good. There really isn't a whole lot of depth to it either. You can play around 10 multiplayer missions. After thos are done there is really no reward for going back and doing them. The guild challenge is ok but its not meant to be the primary focus of the game and you can tell. The main story line is what really misses the mark. There is no need to do any of the millions of side quests to help you out witht eh main quest. They have just thrown more side quests into this one that are all rinse and repeat type quests. They all feel the same. The plot is good but it is incredibly short!!! You can complete the main storyline in no time at all. So the so the replay value stacks up to all the other assassins creed games which is relatively low. It's wayyyyy shorter than the other stories. Hope this helps.
Try this game out
Let me clear the major problem people have been complaining about in this game, the glitches/bugs. The game was patched in the first few days and I personally have not been experiencing any more glitches. So I would like to start of by saying, the combat system has totally been revamped and the gameplay (especially parkour) has started to feel a lot smoother than in any other Assassin's Creed game. If you liked the older system, you might not like this newer one because it does add more challenge to the game that was not present in other AC games. The story is great, one of the better stories in the series, feels a lot more cinematic and personal than other AC games because the first three sequences Arno is not an assassin but a kid that has gone through a tragedy in his life and tries to cover his extreme emotional feelings with his love for his extremely powerful counterpart, Eliese. Eliese is a well developed character, like most characters in the game, it's just your taste in characters that makes you mind about her. Anyway, the story takes place in the background of the French Revolution which throughout the game has given certain political undertones and subtle nuances to how your placement in the social ladder is affects your stance on the government, but the greatest difference between older AC games and this one is that this one is more of a real Assassin experience than what we are used to at this point. In this game, you have been given freedom to chose how to execute different assassinations, and the amount of customization available also differentiates this game from other AC games. At the end, the game is more an actual assassin's experience than rather a guy that runs around in a hoodie with certain set of rules that you have to follow or you lose.
Do not buy .... YET!
The game has potential, if they fix all the FPS problems and some control mechanics issues. Therefore, do not buy it just yet. Wait until people are saying they are much happier with it, or you just may experience a repeat of what happened with Watch_Dogs and how quickly it got old. The game is nice enough, however, if you're looking for an amazing story, look elsewhere. The story is decent, but not amazing. The framerate issues are the main thing killing this game. Releasing a game with these graphics, and having the game run at practically 20fps makes the project feel incomplete. Feels like another rushed release. The music is great. The voice acting is as good as in the past games. The controls sometimes fail and you will fall to your death a few times for no reason, but that's about it. Like I said, wait until it gets a few patches before buying it. Meaning... wait until Christmas time.
Purely, simply, bluntly AWEFUL.
Ubisoft pulls out the shamelessness on this one.
Despite being one of the probably best ever scenarios and time periods to create a game around, that's all there is to it.
An unbelievably huge potential game, it seems as if they've forgotten about the core understanding of any given videogame, which is, of course, the gaming experience.
There was such a tremendous hype growing around the release of AC: Unity, however that was before people actually got to experience it.
The game play is extremely sluggish, slow and boring.
There's absolutely nothing new in regards to gameplay.
It was an extremely boring experience and a huge dissappointment playing it for the first time, reaching a point of exhaustion to which i decided to relocate my attention towards the ubisoft's forum; were i was apparently banned after claiming the game was so bad that I'd like a refund.
To put it bluntly it pure and simply just: sucks!
Do NOT buy.
Horrible Change in Game Production
It's unfortunate to say but this was a very disappointing game. I wish I could finish the story, so I can stay caught up with the AC franchise but the game play was too complicated. Some complained about how easy it was to fall or how difficult it was to climb. I actually found it fun and helpful, once you get use to the 'finger management' of your control and the game play. In all the AC games before Unity, it was easy to upgrade your main character by buying weapons, crafting equipment, etc. In Unity, there were over 50 weapons to buy, which were made to seem impossible to buy without having to make a long commitment to smaller objectives. There were too many details in every aspect of the game. There were also too many smaller missions, which makes this game seem too complicated compared to the other AC games. I sure hope that their next game is much more similar to the games before Unity.
Viva la Revolution!!
Okay, so I'm probably about halfway through the story because I've been doing a LOT of the extra stuff, like the Paris stories and co-op, but I LOVE THIS GAME! Understandably, there are people who are having problems with glitches, frame rate, and everything else, and I am rating this game solely on my experience. I didn't have any problems with co-op, glitches, bugs, or anything. This game ran very smoothly. The frame rate did dip a bit when there is a lot going on on-screen with the NPCs, but nowhere near enough for me to stop playing! The graphics are crisps, even at 900p, and the city of Paris is gorgeous and ripe with activity. It's the reason why I haven't finished the game yet. The story is very intriguing, and I'm not giving away any spoilers or anything, but it really does make you think harder about the conflict between Templars and Assassins, as I'm sure AC Rogue is doing as well. The parkour is a much needed update. Not that it was bad before, but it is more fluid. You don't have to jump off a building and pray you have enough health to survive the fall, nor do you have to search for a haystack. For once, I enjoy moving from building to building. The gameplay is harder. It makes you rethink your decision to storm a building or cathedral until you have the necessary abilities/equipment. I found myself to be stealthier than before, which isn't a bad thing. The co-op isn't bad, either. The first and only time I played co-op was on Black Flag and I quickly stopped doing that because I got tired of dying quickly. On Unity, I greatly enjoy it, and there are missions that better to tackle on with a friend or two.
I know how Ubisoft is taking a huge hit because of no female assassins (ever heard of Liberation?), resolution (900p isn't bad), frame rate (30fps isn't all that bad if it can be steady), and probably more because some just don't like them. The game ran smoothly for me and that's why I'm giving it a 10. If you're wary of the bugs/glitches, or SO CONSCIOUS about frame rate, then it might be best that you wait until Ubisoft has patched up all the patches possible. As for me, I'm going to keep playing it.
Old Ghosts die hard.
I was so excited for this game! After about 12 hours of play I cannot stomach it anymore. With glitches similar to AC III, overly complicated control system and a weak story makes this game reek of blatant cash grab. To add insult to injury, Ubisoft has already revealed screenshots of the next AC title in London to get our attention off of a bad game. My advice to Ubisoft, stop playing the COD game of having a game every year for the sake of sales. Wait a couple of years for the next instalment and please, go back to the simplified controls and fun gameplay. Just because you can do 10 additional things with a next gen doesn't always mean you should. If you have an old console, stick with AC through Revelations. If had Ezio, you're good to go. RUN, RUN AWAY FROM THIS AS FAST AS YOU CAN.