Paris is your playground in Assassin’s Creed Unity and with the French Revolution happening in the background chaos will reign!
The French Revolution is probably one of the most iconic Revolutions in our History, so far. It’s no wonder Ubisoft chose this moment to use in the next instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series. Unity is only available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One so we had some high expectations for it and especially after Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. In my opinion the game didn’t do to bad, it has a lot of things going for it but there are some bad ones as well.
First off you will clearly notice the beautiful graphics and setting of Paris, as you will see in the video below the city or “game world” is huge and you might feel a bit overwhelmed in the beginning. As you explore Paris and open up different districts with the famous synchronizing of view points you will notice how different and unique a lot of the districts are. I found this very interesting and it also made me look a bit closer into the database to read some history on it. This game is full of history, facts and info for you to read, apart from all the gameplay stuff you can divulge in. You have to play the story for about an hour or two to open up the complete Paris for you to explore.
They have made some changes in the gameplay, for instance when free running you can now “free run down” or “free run up”. The aim of this was to have your free running a bit smoother and in the elevation direction that you would like to go. This works quite nicely but for some reason the free running feels a lot smoother in Black Flag that in Unity for me. During some missions you have to explore the area to uncover different and unique ways on how to complete your goals, I found this to be great as you can do goals and missions now in more different ways to what suits your game style more. The mechanics of Unity feel a lot better, there are some glitches here and there but nothing too serious. The AI is more alert and can think for themselves. There are massive amounts of crowds in Paris and during some sections you can feel the tension of the Revolution and the crowds behaviour will change with whatever is happening around them. One new collection missions that I like is to solve riddles and find fragments of lost relics to unlock a famous Assassin’s gear, this is close to the one you had in Black Flag but I just found the way they did it in Unity to fit in very well to the age setting.
Customizing your character in Assassin’s Creed Unity is much improved from Black Flag and the others. You can now buy, upgrade or hack upgrade equipment and weapons. In the Weapons category you can now choose to wield one-handed, long or a heavy weapon and for ranged you can choose to wield a pistol or rifle. Going over to the equipment you can change your colour scheme, and then go and browse head, chest, forearms, waist and legs to unlock or equip different items. The last section is outfits, here you can wear unlocked outfits from previous famous Assassins this will basically go over your equipment. So you keep the stats of the equipment you wear but have an outfit that you Love from previous Assassins. You can also upgrade your skills or unlock new ones for you Assassin, this work much in the same way it did before.
New to Unity is the ability to buy/equip boosts and Co-Op Skills, This will help you team tremendously in missions you perform together, you have to get to a certain stage in the game to unlock this though. A great addition to help with the new style of playing with your friends. After going through all of this there is also all the things you can do with Uplay, Initiates and the companion App. There are more things to unlock in Uplay than in any previous game from Ubisoft and the companion App will help you open up some chests in the game and also maybe unlock something special.
There is so much to do, see, explore, find and resolve in Assassin’s Creed Unity that it will take me a whole day to talk about it all so instead you will just have to find out for yourself. Although Unity has it’s downs it is still a great game and worthy of anyone that Loves this genre and series.