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Assassin's Creed Unity: Review

Updated on October 28, 2017
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Gaurav Verma is a creative an Automobile Engineer also a creative Technical writer.

Assassin's Creed Unity is the newest installment and the popular Assassin's Creed franchise. I'm here to tell you guys my full thoughts on this game. It may not be entirely finished in this game. You play as Arno who's basically the Spider-man of the French Revolution, that's right. He's extremely good at modern-day parkour, he can do just about anything. He can jump off a building and land directly on a rope I mean this guy is basically, he's a god and you play as him throughout this game, as he encounters romance, sword fights and a lot of crowds.

Now before I get into my full review I just want you guys to know, I didn't hate this game, it's not a terrible game at all. There are some really great things about it. For instance, the graphics are absolutely stunning, the city of Paris is breathtaking, there are so many hidden details to be found in this game. In the buildings the architecture and the many different people that fill this city. It's all very extraordinary what they're able to accomplish with the graphics of this game. It's really beautiful looking, the voice acting and the sound is also very good and a lot of the character models are excellent. You can really see the emotion in their faces and that is definitely worth praising.

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity

Issues with Assassin's Creed Unity

But I think the main issue with unity that myself and a lot of other players have encountered is the control scheme and a lot of glitches and bugs that kind of make the experience rather unnerving. I was actually able to capture a lot of gameplay footage of my experiences with glitches like at one point the camera actually touched itself to the ceiling and I was able to move along the ceiling in a room for a long time before it finally zapped back down to my character. I got stuck in a weird void by a building where I couldn't move and there are many times while you're trying to jump off of something where your character just attaches himself to a random pole or something and it's really difficult to move.

There were many times in which I tried to draw my sword. When I press square over and over again and the sword would not draw I was once following someone who disappeared right before my eyes and did not come back. There are so many glitches in this game that it's honestly kind of broken and the worst part was some of those glitches weren't just annoying they actually made it so I couldn't progress and I had to actually restart. Because there were certain people that I was supposed to be looking for that actually vanished from this, I couldn't complete the objective.

There are also times when the game throws up instructions to parry or dodge and when you do parry or dodge, it doesn't work or it tells you to parry or dodge when you're not actually supposed to. So you're just kind of running and a guy has a sword nearby and it says parry and you just go like this really quick and there's nothing happening I guess I'll just keep running. These are little nitpicking but when they continuously happen over and over again during your gameplay experience it can get rather annoying.

One cool feature throughout the game is that sometimes law officials will mess with you, they'll get annoyed with you, they'll push you out of the way. If you draw your sword then they get really upset , but sometimes some kind of ruffian citizens will help you actually against these law officials, that happened me once or twice I was like forget this guy and I just like slicing with my sword and this other guy was like yeah half the police I just like sliced up and I was like okay cool and whenever you draw your sword in a crowd people get really scared which caused some unintentionally hilarious moments.

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Assassin's Creed 5 Review

Now in regards to a lot of these bugs that I've been mentioning Ubisoft has publicly acknowledged them in a list which you know I guess that's kind of cool that they are aware of it but it's kind of strange that you would release a game that's not finished that is filled with so many bugs. I mean I don't understand how you can sit there and play a game and counter these various things. I'm like yep we'll put that on the shelves because Assassin's Creed is definitely a franchise that has like hardcore built-in fans that will buy every single game no matter what and with unity it feels kind of like they got to that point where they're like well we can put this one out on the shelf and maybe on day one or day two we'll release an update or a patch for the game. To fix a lot of these things which they've done, in which they're doing.

But it's just kind of silly that you pay 59.99 for a game that's not entirely finished, yet it is fun though to run through a very well realized city of Paris with tons of different things you can do, but a lot of it is just running to set destination, running to this destination and you can't swing there like spider-man or use your powers like an infamous. So you just kind of run through a whole bunch of crowds and the collision detection isn't very good and sometimes that can get really cumbersome overall.

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Unity

I wouldn't really recommend unity if you've never played an Assassin's Creed game before. If you want a next-gen experience with the franchise I'd recommend the much better Assassin's Creed Black Flag. You get to be a pirate which is kind of amazing I think hardcore fans of the franchise will be disappointed in the structure of this game. In fact, I know a lot of them who talked to a few and they were like yeah this is probably one of the worst games in the entire franchise.

I'm gonna give Assassin's Creed Unity at five points five out of ten because the graphics are stunning, the character models are excellent, but it's not a finished game and it requires a lot more patches and a lot more fixes before it can be a fully enjoyable game which is stupid because I can go to Walmart or Best Buy right now and buy it so it should be finished.

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