GR: Some like to travel as if it were a sport, tallying up destinations and landmarks in books or collecting post cards from wherever their feet take them though there’s something to be said for the places you can go in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I’ve always been impressed by Ubisoft’s willingness to look beyond exclusively modern worlds to focus on the culture of a place as much as the history of it. Jerusalem remains a beautiful escape that no other game has really attempted, even if I preferred Assassin’s Creed III’s playful twists on history during the American revolution.
So, it’s after many years an an extremely popular pirate-focused game that the publisher and its international team of developers chooses to move to the French revolution in Paris. The city itself couldn’t look better and that plays an immediate effect in gripping the player, though I only had a chance to play a single cooperative mission previously at PAX Prime 2014. At an event in Las Vegas, Ubisoft offered myself and several other writers the opportunity to explore the open-world and two narrative sequences, with organized multiplayer in sessions. With two distinct games slated for this Fall, Assassin's Creed Unity feels decidedly forward-facing though your own opinion of it may be colored by past experience with the franchise.