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The New Gameplay Of Assassin's Creed Unity

While visiting Ubisoft Montreal for our September cover story on Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue, the lead developers on the new-gen title Unity emphasized that they were reworking the core pillars of the franchise to go along with their full leap to the next generation. We spoke with creative director Alex Amancio, lead game designer Alex Pedneault, and game designer Max Spielberg about exactly what has changed in the navigation, stealth, and combat gameplay for Assassin's Creed Unity.

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LAWSON721167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

I thought this was just an AC game with co-op, man was I wrong. After that I kind of wish it had a dedicated SP lol. The climbing mechanics look slick and a stealth mode is a great addition that should have came sooner. Hopefully the co-op focus does not handicap the depth of the world and still has good storytelling

starchild1167d ago

I like the changes they have made. They seem like very nice improvements. I can't wait for this game.

Btw, the video is pretty nice and it even shows a few glimpses of new gameplay. Check it out, guys.

mikeslemonade1167d ago

AC series is 2nd-rate compared to UC.

NukaCola1167d ago

AC and UC are two entirely different games.

Mariusmssj1167d ago

For me the best parts was when they admitted they done quite a few things wrong and moved away from what assassins creed core was. They seem like they want to go back to the roots and improve upon what they didn't do well.

DarkOcelet1167d ago

Why compare two very different games , and they are both good and untiy is looking like a major improvement since the competitive mp is over and done , the co op seems like it just fits ..

Back-to-Back1166d ago

Looks great. As usual I will buy this game on Black Friday when it gets discounted.

extermin8or1166d ago

@Lawson72 I don't think coop is avilable in all misions, it's it. 's own seperate campaign of missions plus it still seems to have incredible depth in the E3 commentated video the guy mentions "adding a murder mystery to his quest log" so I think it's gona bit more RPG style than before :D

LAWSON721166d ago

Interesting.. can't wait to play and find out how it all works together.

lashes2ashes1166d ago

It is single player. The co op is only in a section of missions. The majority of the game is single player based.

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XtraTrstrL1167d ago

I agree about the 'counter' making AC fights too easy. I like that it's been changed to 'parries'. It should make the nonstop fighting less boring, and more challenging.

levian1167d ago

Yea definitely agree about that. The counter kills made combat insanely easy and boring, but also annoying. Not being able to kill most enemies unless you do a certain counter drives me nuts in games

DragonKnight1167d ago

I really can't wait for this game. The more I see of it, the more I like it, and the fact that he said it was philosophically like Assassin's Creed 1 but with the vast improvements this game is bringing is a very good thing to me because AC1 remains my favorite game in the franchise and more of that is never wrong in my book.

guyman1167d ago

I feel 100% the same way:)

Exoil1167d ago

I'm sorry, but I thought and still think that AC1 was a great game. To show your buddies what nice graphics the PS3 had back in the beginning.

Story wise, gameplay wise, everything except the graphics was just mediocre imo.

Assassins Creed 2 is the real gem in this franchise, with Brotherhood and 4 settling in nice as second and third.

DragonKnight1167d ago (Edited 1167d ago )

Story wise AC2 doesn't hold a candle to AC1. They flipped the script and made it about an Italian play boy's revenge story while Altair's story was the very beginning of the true story that the AC games should always be. That being Assassin's vs. Templars with Altair's redemption added in.

Gameplay is nearly identical to AC2. AC2 just improved on what was already there and added some new stuff, doesn't mean that it's completely different from the first game.

Brotherhood was a good game, but there's no way it's second place, especially since AC4 is better than it in practically every way.

DarkOcelet1167d ago

Assasins creed 1 was really awesome , i remember how amazed i was when i climbed the first high building and jumped into the bushes , such an awesome feeling , instant classic .

Exoil1166d ago

@DragonKnight: I can't for the life of me even remember the story in AC1, it was just a way to boring game for me to remember, but I remember AC2 perfectly.

Didn't say it was immensely different, just said it was way better.
Far less clumsy controls, less repetitive missions, the world felt much more alive, better characters, better side missions, better everything.

Yes AC4 betters Brotherhood in most ways, just like Brotherhood better AC2 and AC2 is far, far superior than AC1.
But AC4 doesn't have the same AC feel to me as Brotherhood does, which is why for me, Brotherhood is a better AC game.

Jade and all the gaming press hyped AC1 way to much for me, and the game didn't deliver on anything other than pretty graphics and some cool mechanics.

DragonKnight1166d ago

We won't agree on this, and it's all a matter of opinion anyway.

UltraNova1166d ago

Story AC1 was more focused than AC2. If AC1 had variety in the missions/side quests and more interesting stuff to actually do while in free roam it would be unparalleled. AC2 improved on everything except story.

The thing is I enjoyed AC4 more than any other entry in the series. It really shows that they took everything they learned and just made it happen, I just wished they gave more emphasis on the present day story arc and how everything is connected by those entities that truly hold the strings...

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ironfist921167d ago

The changes they've made to the game are astounding. Combat really does look tough, before you could take on 20 guys and walk away, now it seems like 3 or 4 is going to be a challenge.

And they've revamped the stealth mechanic a heck of a lot which is great to see.

Parkour system looks much better and now works with what the players desire rather than against it.

DragonKnight1167d ago

I'd wait and see on the combat.

It could be that either the person playing really sucks or they're purposely trying to make it look tough.

ironfist921166d ago

I dunno.

Watch closely to the videos and you see how the other enemies stab and attack you even while you're fighting someone else off, and also i noticed the character limping when the enemy kicked him in the leg.

Perhaps there are variations in difficulty for enemies, but I feel like more than a few will be overwhelming whereas one or two will be easy.

skulz71167d ago

Simply amazing. So far this is my most anticipated next gen title.

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