Assassin’s Creed Unity is a 2014 historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released in November 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the successor to 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag with ties to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Set within Paris during the French Revolution, the single-player story follows Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution.

Ubisoft have truly proven that they love to take risks in the gaming industry. Some have paid of while others haven’t. Assassin’s Creed Unity is a perfect example of one of these risks. Instead of recycling old code like most developers do these days, Ubisoft opted to build a new next-gen engine for Assassin’s Creed from the ground up to accommodate for game’s multiplayer mode.

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Like with most new-engine games Unity suffers from a handful of bugs ranging from something silly like disappearing NPC hats to game-breaking glitches such as getting stuck in the terrain. The game also performs quite badly on next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ubisoft have done their best to patch up these problems, and have done a fine job at it, but it is still far from being perfect. Fortunately, this is where the bad ends and the good begins.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is an amazing game. The detail in the scenery is unmatched by any other game. The city feels like it is actually populated with real people with real agendas; these two things coupled together make Assassin’s Creed Unity one of the most immersing game experiences of this generation. Even houses, huts, and shops are populated with French citizens; Unity is the first open world game that allows players to enter this many buildings. On top of that the voice acting and soundtrack are on par with a high budget Hollywood flick, and this does wonders for Unity.

Unity proves that the Assassin’s Creed franchise still has a lot more to offer. Ubisofts trial by error method of making a game that does not get repetitive is working and has paid off in Unity. There is plenty to see and do, and each mission, even the loathed tailing ones, are a lot of fun. Also, to keep it lasting, Unity has added a co-op mode (a feature that this franchise was in dire need of) which works exactly as one might expect and makes an awesome game even more brilliant.

Instead of hating the game for its bugs we should be praising the developer for taking a risk and trying something new. Ubisoft could have taken the easy road and made yet another re-skinned Assassin’s Creed game, but they didn’t. They wanted to get the most out of the next-gen consoles and decided to experiment with this tech and the result is brilliant but buggy.

I’m really excited to see what Ubisoft has in store for the next Assassin’s Creed game. Until then, I’ll be happy heisting with my buddies in Assassin’s Creed Unity on my Xbox One.

Assassin's Creed Unity Review
Assassin's Creed Unity is an amazing immersing experience that is ruined by glitched
Graphics75%
Audio80%
Gameplay85%
Story80%
Pros
  • Immersing World
  • Fun Co-Op
  • Paris is amazing
Cons
  • Too many bugs to count
  • Graphic Resolution
80%GREAT
Reader Rating: (1 Vote)
61%

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