Video game review: ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’

“Assassin’s Creed Unity” isn’t your daddy’s Assassins Creed. It’s different — fresh and a welcoming addition to the series. Ubisoft went all out with this new installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise with the edition of fantastic visuals, new fighting mechanics, and a solid story plot. “Assassin’s Creed Unity” revolted against the rules of previous Assassins Creed games and won.

“Assassin’s Creed Unity” is the prettiest AC game to date. Paris is craftily designed and each major building has extreme detail. Notre Dame Cathedral is the biggest building I ever seen in an Assassin’s Creed game. The inside of Notre Dame is just as amazing as the outside. During my exertion in the game I did run into some frame rate issues during key points in the game.

Throughout the game you are given tasks to assassinate Templars. This is where the game shines. They give you your target and the game lets you decide how he or she dies. You can use distractions or gain intelligence by stealing the map that describes your targets location and movement patterns.

There was not one story mission that was boring; they were all unique and fun. The main villain was bland boring and the last boss fight is lackluster at best. After you beat the main story, there are a myriad of things to do, such as solve murders, solve crazy hard puzzles, do fun side quests that are very challenging and rewarding, and most importantly, the co-op missions

Assassins Creed Unity has great customization features such as the new skill points that makes you feel like your assassin is evolving with the game. In previous games, whenever you jump off a building that is fairly high your assassin always rolls, but in AC Unity you have unlock the roll, so it’s like Arno is becoming a better assassin as you are becoming a better player.

Now, the best part of AC Unity is the customization of your own Assassin outfit. This really gives the player a sense of this is my assassin each piece of clothing your assassin wears either helps his stealth, health, combat, etc… Ubisoft gives you so many options on how to play the game you can be sneaky a rogue that sticks to the shadows, or a chain mail wearing psycho assassin with a two handed war axe. There are so many different types of assassins to make the possibilities are endless.

“Assassin’s Creed Unity” is a good game but a better Assassins Creed game. It reenergized the Assassin’s Creed series. The game looks beautiful and plays great. The story is good some characters or more memorable than others.  The gameplay is great but some framerate issues in key parts of the game really hindered the game from greatness.

That’s why I’m giving Assassins Creed Unity  8.5/10.