Wow, Yes, yes and yes this one is awesome, have just been playing for a little while and decide to just do a blog post because I’m loving the game so far. So I thought I would give you my first impressions in-case you are on the fences about the game.
Just for reference / this is not a review just my first impressions so far / I’m playing on the PS4. And while I’m sure the XboxOne is pretty much the same thing, I thought I would just make that clear for the purist who need this information in-order to understand the reviewer’s full view point.
1. Graphics are really nice, yes sometimes it does not look as amazing in some spots, but most of the time it’s stunning. So overall Graphics are just Amazing.
2. Game-play feels nice it’s on par with previous versions of the game but improved, there are some things that stand out right away.
A. The fighting is slightly improved, feels like you need to counter and time stuff right, but not to the point that if you get it wrong you lose, it’s very forgiving I would say it’s very close to Black Flag, so if you enjoyed fighting there, it’s slightly improved here.
B. Jumping down from a roof feels awesome, a little hard to explain but somehow they got the feel right, you feel like you’re falling in this one, where in black flag you jump from a really high point and it feels like nothing, here going up or jumping down feels more live, there is a little effect were it’s like you feel the wind a slight blur and it feels like you're falling.. Nice effect. (nice rumble effect as you hit the roof or the ground) very subtle but adds so much to the immersion.
C. Climbing and jumping down is just so improved it’s night and day, much easier to climb and feels so natural, this is Ubisoft getting it right.
Ok, ok forget all that, let’s get down to the nitty gritty, do you get this game or do you pass? That’s really what you want to know?
Answer is simple. Yes, get this one. Sell watchdogs, or whatever you have been playing and are finished with, and get this. You will not be sorry, game seems to be worth it.
Paris looks beautiful. I have never been there but I’m already in-love with the place just from the game’s detail. This game is a massive step forward in the franchise, it’s a game you can get lost in playing for awhile and really enjoy that time. I would sell whatever games you have to sell or just get off the fence and pick this up. It’s good.
I’ve only played a little and I can’t wait to jump back in, the story telling seems to be flowing better in this one, the game is really nice, has really nice cut scenes pulling you into the story, and not that long that it feels like it’s dragging (MGS4 I’m looking at you) these are done right. Quick and to the point but look amazing, and they mix game-play right in them so before you can say this is interesting, you're back in it. Running, jumping, chasing.
Game just feels really good, it’s a leap forward from black flag and it has the kind of improvements you would expect to be happening game after game, but here it’s done right, they get it right. That’s the key.
Pick this up and play, you don’t need anymore validation it’s fun to play, you will get lost in it, and you will enjoy it and you will come to appreciate the other aspects of the game. Just get this one.
If your on the fence let me leave you with this, it’s a good game, it’s fun, and it’s worth returning to the brotherhood of Assassins. Even if that price is $59.99, in my humble opinion it is worth it.
Ok I’m out, time to get back to Paris. Will you be there, have you made up your mind yet?