I am a giant fan of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series. Even though the first game was not great, I squeezed a huge amount of enjoyment out of it by letting myself become immersed in the game’s world and story. As a history major in college, and a gamer, a series with the world AC was presenting was too much to resist. I was hooked from moment one and have happily played every mainline entry in the series. While not every game was an absolute hit on part with AC2, Brotherhood, or AC4, most were at the very least okay, very playable. However I worry about the future of the series if it intends to make more games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity. While it still had the nuts and bolts of what makes an AC game fun, it was bogged down by way too much new stuff that didn’t work to be an enjoyable entry in the series. Let’s go into why this game was lacking, but first, a little disclaimer.
Little Disclaimer: I bought Assassin’s Creed: Unity on launch day, and yes it was a technically broken mess. I put it down for a while and waited until it was fixed. This review will be purely about how the game plays now, on the date of the review, not how it launched. While that was a mess that really should not be repeated by any game, it is done and over with now. Continue Reading