Rated 8 out of 10 by StopSandpiper97 Challenging for beginners
One thing that I really liked about this game is the fighting mechanics, in stead of pressing a button to block and then killing off your enemy you actually have to work at it, it takes a couple hits to take out an enemy once you have deflected their attack, in addition some enemies are tougher to beat than others and may even end up killing you if you do not deflect attacks quick enough or fail to see them. The climbing is something you will have to get used to and you can't use the hidden blade as an independent weapon which in my opinion was a HUGE mistake since the game is known for its famous hidden blade, hopefully they will correct this later. Other than that the game is pretty fun Unity still contains the fun of jumping from roof to roof, a pretty decent storyline and lots of collectibles, side missions, and the new multiplayer missions to keep the game goin once you have completed the main story, Oh and if you dont enjoy blood splattering all over the place when killing an enemy the censor gore is still an available option.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Bolthead07 SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!
Aside from the beautiful graphics, this game is horrible. I have played every AC (some multiple times) and this is the worst one on multiple levels. There are frame rate issue, repetitive missions, random console lock ups, and a horrible storyline. You're in France during the revolution and you're not even a part of it?!?! This failure is unforgivable. As well as the fact you pay $60 for this junk and then they want to charge you micro transactions like it's a .99 cent app? Uncalled for! They also removed some of the better features like being able to pick up weapons and most importantly all of the skills needed to be a freaking assassin! You have to pay exhorbant amounts of game coinage or pay real money to unlock basic skills like double assassinations or sitting on a freaking bench to blend in. Really?! I regret my purchase of a next gen console more and more with each horribly over hyped game that comes out for it. Fortunately for me, my local GameStop allowed me to do an exchange instead of a trade in.
Rated 8 out of 10 by TurtleHead247 Great
This game came with my Xbox One bundle. Its a great game with great graphics. The story was great, but the ending, leaving a bitter taste in your mouth. The gameplay itself is equally satisfying. The parkour mechanics are great, the integration of a downward parkour motion is really nice. The combat is challenging and AI is aggressive. When you are playing through missions, you tend to be more stealthy then running out and stabbing everyone like in Black Flag. I have minor problems with the game that arn't as blown out as people make them. I have a great experience with the game except connection problems and a connection problem with my controller, I think that may just be the xbox itself. Once you play through the story, you are left with a huge city filled with collectables and CO-OP missions. Its fun to collect and play with friends, but once completed there's not a lasting appeal. Overall the game is fun, afterwards though, not much to really do.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Philip324 Its Ok
Although most of the major glitches have been patched, I still encounter frame rate issues, especially while sprinting through large crowds; other than that, the frame rate stays around 40-60 fps. I like all of the new features such as the phantom blade, extensive character customization (You can change your headgear, pants, belt, gauntlets, coat, ect.), and more difficult enemies. The new parkour (sorry if I misspelt that) is ok, I preferred the one from Black Flag; but that may be because I suck at parkour in Unity. Overall besides the frame rate issues, this game is really fun.
Rated 6 out of 10 by DragonOfTheWhite Not worth the money
As most people are aware, Assassin's Creed Unity was one of the most hyped up games of 2014, along with the likes of Watch_Dogs and Destiny. Unfortunately, what players got was an unpolished product that Ubisoft pushed out the door. Let me start by saying that the game looks really nice. Character models are much better looking than previous games, and the amount of detail that went into everything is amazing. It doesn't fare so well in other aspects. The game is buggy. Very buggy. NPC's will pop into view constantly, faze through objects, and other stuff like that. The frame rate is horrendous and times, sometimes dropping down to 18 fps or less, due to the amount of objects on screen. Parkour seems more fluid on the surface, but I constantly had trouble climbing into windows or jumping to the correct roof. These are only a few of the problems that Assassin's Creed Unity has, and there are many more. I bought a next-gen system to play this game, and I was extremely let down. I honestly can't recommend this game to anyone, unless they are dead set on buying it anyway. Ubisoft, Come on. Assassin's Creed V better be near flawless to make up for this colossal failure.
Rated 6 out of 10 by coolgame156 Good but not doesnt live up to expectations by far
This is the first ac game for the next gen consoles, so don't let it be a disappointment, this game was an experiment.(there is no competitive multiplayer). The game has a repetitive story line: sneak through a palace, search and speak too, sabotage. In a cinematic trailer it shows Arno assisting the storming of the bastille which isn't even a mission. you barley get involved in the French revolution and if anything you are on the side of king Louis not the people. The only good sequence was 7 the rest were terrible.(This game however brought the stealth aspect back to the series).The gameplay is very difficult and glitchy, you will be lucky to survive against 4 guards. the game freezes pretty often and arno can get stuck in walls, but the worst is the hidden blade isn't a main weapon. but other than that the weapons department was great it offered many new weapons including spears and rifles. The game map was also great boasting with its 3d display of Paris.Overall if you are new to the ac series don't this ruin your view of the series try early ones. hope this helped
Rated 4 out of 10 by James07 Launched Too Early
Starting off with the negatives...The game freezes your xbox one console (if you try and watch tv the same time you play the game), it likes to crash thus prompting you to hard-restart the xbox one console (it doesn't do it when I play Titanfall or Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor), there are invisible walls in the games, and people will drop randomly from the sky or appear without faces. I also bought the Assassins bundle which came with an online download. If you are looking to play that same day, don't bother. It takes about 12 hours for it to download. Now...the positives would that the game has a great story line and the city graphics are insane. I have been very excited to play the game, but I end up frustrated when the game starts acting up......Again, I think the game has lots of great potential, but it was simply launched too early and there are several patches that will need to take place.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SolidN321 Assassin's Creed keeps getting better and better!
I played the first 2 AC games and wasn't impressed. However from 3 on it seems that the AC games have found their stride. This game is a continuing statement of that success. The main character alone drives you to play the game not to mention the story is perfectly fitting of revolution era France. This game has all the making of a great Hollywood movie betrayal, love, and a perfectly flawed lead character. Not to mention all of the things that keep bringing us back to the AC series.
Rated 10 out of 10 by CoolBreeze032 This game: Just like the original Assassins Creed.
Besides the bugs which Ubisoft did indeed fix, I honestly don't know why people don't like this game. It is more like the original Assassins Creed than any of the other games. The past few titles have really gone away from their roots. I loved every aspect of this game. Hands down.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Texan95 Going Backwards?
This game overall was a dissapiontment to me. It's a good game but it showed a lot of elements that I didn't enjoy in old games. The pros are this game is simply gorgeous. Sitting on top of a building and looking at the giagantic Paris. The co op is a new and fresh and will have tons of fun hours for you and your friends. The story was okay, but it was a little empty. The cons are that this games frame rate drops all the time and it really takes away from the gameplay. The customizationfeels like more of a burden than a improvement. The skills are stupid and the customizing needs to go. You can't even have double hidden blades. This game is basically a better looking revelations. This game does have a bunch of side quests that will keep you busy for a while. I hope next year Assasins Creed goes back to AC3 and AC4 and improve on the new and better games and not go back in time.