Assassin's Creed Unity Review: A Tale of Two Games | Joystiq

Assassin's Creed Unity is the best and worst of Assassin's Creed. It's hard not to appreciate everything that it gets right, and you'll have a good time if you can wrangle some friends for co-op, but it's impossible to ignore where Unity falls tragically short.

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chaldo1409d ago

Well dang. I am loving every minute of it so far :/

Eonjay1409d ago

Do you agree with any of the points in this review? Or does it sound too harsh?

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chaldo1409d ago

"Technical hiccups "

I am not sure to be honest. I play this on PC and it's running fine for me. I just hope it will get better for other PC players experiencing these issues as well as console players.

"The area that suffers most from this sort of confused structure is the plot. "

Also not sure. I have played 3-4 hours of the campaign, but I am also not far into it obviously. The introduction to the story, the characters, all have been great. Haven't felt this good since AC2 :)

"Unity is drowning in side content, with plenty of optional missions, random events like thief-chasing or criminal-hunting, and there are puzzles and collectibles to pursue. There's so much to do that participation doesn't really feel meaningful,"

^^ I actually do agree with that, haha. Had the same feeling with Black Flag.

guitarded771409d ago

@ AdmiralSnake

Thank's for being real (objective). This is the one instance that I believe in a very serious deduction in review score. When a game is broken or messed up on a technical level, there deserves to be criticism. The criticism is what gets problems fixed/patched.

TheOpenWorlder1409d ago

i agree with this review entirely....

WeAreLegion1409d ago

Ouch. I haven't picked up my copy yet. The reviews are so mixed though. Can anyone who already has the game give me a quick preview? Is it worth putting up with the bugs?

OtakuDome1409d ago

There's more game breaking bugs than I'd like to admit, but the overall build is pretty satisfying, I got a review copy a little early, and the bugs are an annoyance, but even without updates they don't appear too often.

chaldo1409d ago (Edited 1409d ago )


This is the best AC since AC2 so far imo. If you want, you can wait until they come out with a patch to fix these issues. I remember AC3 having a lot of issues, and the finally released a huge patch to fix most of those bugs.

WeAreLegion1409d ago

Thanks for the previews, guys. Have a helpful bubble! I think I'll get it! :)

starchild1409d ago

I haven't played enough to say for sure yet, but so far it seems like a great game. It does have more glitchy-ness and LOD pop-in than I was expecting, but hopefully it can be patched. And it's more annoying than game-breaking in any way.

Gore-Content1409d ago

A better review than ign's.

thornh1409d ago

The vibe I'm getting from gamers is that it is more like AC2 and less like AC3. If that is the case I'll deal with the glitches and hope they iron everything out with a few more patches. Ezio was the best. Hopefully Arno's story will be as good.

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