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Assassin's Creed Syndicate Review - Fantastic Setting Makes Up For Lackluster Gameplay | COG

COG writes: The latest iteration in the series, Assassin's Creed Syndicate delivers a satisfying story while sticking firmly to it's classic, but flawed, gameplay roots.

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MRBIGCAT1277d ago

Too bad, this wasn't the homerun Ubi was looking for after last years fiasco.

Paulhammer1277d ago

It desperately needs a reboot. Take 2 years off, build the grand slam they need. I'd love to see a WWI or WWII setting with huge narrative focus.

Digital_Anomaly1277d ago

The feudal Japan setting that was rumored way back when would be AMAZING.

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Baka-akaB1277d ago (Edited 1277d ago )

It doesnt need a reboot . It need them to refocus for a few years yah , and fix what's wrong or missing .

Like finding a proper hero , story and purpose to the modern days parts . no more stalling with pointless modern day fps at some pseudo game developer , when you've got a plot point hanging since AC3 ...

And i'd say that the serie need to go back in time not forward . Firearms are just boring in the game and detrimental , go medieval again into a classic setting or or a point were firearms arent such a big deal yet , like the much wanted Japan and China

jagstar441277d ago

curious to see sales numbers, haven't heard or seen much of a buzz about this game, assassins creed used to be huge.

Lennoxb631277d ago

Have the game and the gameplay is FAR from lackluster. It has some of the best fighting choreography I've seen since AC:Brotherhood.

Paulhammer1277d ago

I DID play and complete the game. I do like the choregraphy, but the combat is still the same button mashing business from previous years.

Lennoxb631277d ago

They made it fast and furious to make it accessible. Unity had a much smaller window of time to counter and attack than any other AC to date. Making it harder. Fans didn't want harder so they went back to the old style with a couple tweaks and improved choreography. People still hate it. I liked it.

There's no winning with people who are already done with the franchise. So why do you keep tuning in?

Baka-akaB1277d ago (Edited 1277d ago )

People dislike unity as a whole because it was a broken game with a boring story ... not because the fighting was harder . And it's not as if it was even harder than playing the Batman game and those cloning its already easy fighting mechanics ... far from it

Also unless i missed something i don't hear him say he's done with the serie . Many are still fan but want improvements

starchild1276d ago (Edited 1276d ago )

Sure, it's no Witcher 3 or Dark Souls game in terms of its combat, but it is certainly enjoyable and on par with the combat in a great number of other games. Some people are overly negative and bash Assassin's Creed for no other reason than it's trendy to do so.

jackwei221277d ago

Japan at the time of Edo Period could work at the time when the European Traders reached Japan with new technology and Christianity in a small part of the country with Nobunaga time which you could build a Templar story from that. Or the Boshin War would've been a great period with the European already being involved in Japan namely The French and British by supporting the Imperial Faction loyal to the Emperor and those loyal to the Tokugawa Shogunate as the Europeans were involved in during that period that led to the Meiji Restoration.

starchild1276d ago

We can only hope. I've been wishing for an Assassin's Creed game set in feudal Japan for years.

Cdn_Seahawks_Fan1277d ago

I must admit that I find myself strangely curious to see if this game truly makes up for last year's fiasco.

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