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Assassin's Creed: Unity Review | Giant Bomb

Giantbomb - "Assassin's Creed: Unity is at once an object of exquisite beauty and exhausting boredom."

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Kingthrash3601341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

The real ouch was the wasted money loyal fans of the game spent for a day 1 copy.
This is a well deserved score IMO. This was a total slap in the face to ac dwindling fan base.
I was a fan I platinumed ac2 BH...but I no longer felt like an assassin after I played ac3. And never beat a ac game since. Too much focus on not assassinating but navel boat riding exploration just pushed me away from the game.
That said this mess of a game and the yearly drops making this game worse and worse on top of the parity and the major issues the game released with...just goes to show just how far these devs have fallen.

SPAM-FRITTER-1231341d ago

Try 4. It makes up for 3 being a bad game.

morganfell1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

I must disagree. For me, the story in 3 easily tops 4. In addition you recieve your first introduction to a traitor to the Assassins. You also actually had to train to be an Assassin. In AC4 you put on the outfit and magically you became an Assassin. Later on you train on the island but that was a little too late. It was almost frustrating that you were forced to take babysteps on things you already knew how to do.

Also Kingthrash360 stated the naval activities pushed him away. And as we know in 4 it was all about the navy versus 3 where it was present but to a far less degree.

I agree with thios score as well. On my scale a 5/10 is a medicore game and this title is easily below that mark. If anything they were too kind.

SPAM-FRITTER-1231341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

I think Kenway is the best AC protagonist. He started off as a gold hungry pirate.He didn't have to save the world and could of sold the key to the observatory.

As for naval combat, i looked forward to hitting the high seas and collecting bounty to build my ship (not a boat) to take on the legendary ships and take down the forts.

He deserved his place (although accidental) in the Creed.

EDIT: I will admit i was peeved at the person controlling Kenway not having a voice or face like Desmond, Still my Favourite AC game and looking forward to Rogue next year.

guitarded771341d ago

GiantBomb giving a score like that is brutal. One of the few sites I half-way trust.

Silly Mammo1340d ago (Edited 1340d ago )

I've played every AC game(2&4 being the best). I wish Ubisoft had waited another year for Unity to get it right and just given the new gen an upgrade of Rogue like they did with 4.

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joab7771341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

This is not deserved and this is why.

If we hadn't had an SC game in 2-3 yrs, it would be welcomed. It is gorgeous and I feel like there's alot to do. The problem is that we have done it so many x.

What the series needs is more rpg elements and an almost arcade batman type of combat. You spend so much time, and while it's better than its ever been with the leveling etc...alotll of the games have felt like u never get better.

It needs to tell a simple assassin story in which u start like ezio as an arrogant idiot, who through tragedy etc. learns to become an assassin. This is where rpg elements come in. Offer 3 different types of assassins...brute, stealth, and ranged. It could be brilliant, almost in a Bioware way.

In this way, ot would grab u. Introduce compelling characters u can recruit, actually recruit. The world is big enough to be a full fledged rpg...and by the end u will feel like u give a damn.

SPAM-FRITTER-1231341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

You blame SC for the reason AC having issues?

Two different teams,different directors.

If The Division has issues will you blame H.A.W.X?

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bigboss19901341d ago

This game can eat shit and die classic duke style lol :D

FromTheAshes1341d ago

A giant bomb was dropped on the target that is Halfassins Greed.

Myst-Vearn1341d ago

Ubisoft screwed up big time. They deserve all the criticism.

Also really good review. Alex Navarro is one of my favorite reviewers.

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