Ubisoft games have become synonymous with open-world sandbox experiences. While it's a popular genre that does well for them, it's become something of a cliché. Often, the sandbox activities have nothing to do with the rest of the game, but this Assassin's Creed might change this.
Another year, another E3. And another press conference gauntlet to survive on the Monday before the Summerslam of gaming shows kicks off. Which technically makes the Monday a Survivor Series event then. As usual, the big four of E3 will be prepping the week ahead with their own press events. And as extra-usual, Ubisoft will be getting ready to show their wares as well.
I know people are wary of the upcoming Assassin's Creed. Much like my hesitation following ACIII, Unity has made even die-hard fans uneasy about the upcoming Assassin's Creed. But it will be different from what we've seen before, and the feminine touch might be just what the franchise needed.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate has officially been revealed and it's looking gorgeous, as expected. However, there's a whole lot more than a pretty face - the game has a bunch of new features that will expand gameplay options and are getting me excited, yet again.
Let's face it; Unity wasn't that great las year. The Parisian setting was one that I had personally been hoping the series would explore, but the end result was a bland, boring and technical mess. Thankfully, Victorian England sounds just as fascinating, so will we see Ubisoft rise to the failings of last year with Syndicate.
There are literally only a few hours left until the official reveal of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - the same Victorian era title that was leaked shortly after Unity hit shelves last year. And while we know where it's going to be set, there's very little else to go on. The leak did show off a dark, brooding male protagonist in a top hat, but it seems like he could be joined by another staring lead.
Patrice Désilets, the creator of Assassin's Creed, has already announced his new game. However, we know very little about it. All that is going to change at E3, and I'm curious to see what this grand creator has done.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (formerly known as Victory) is going to be officially revealed tomorrow when Ubisoft does their live stream. However, Polygon got their hands on some promotional material with some initial info.
There’s a new Assassin’s Creed game on the way, which so far consists of a dapper man flexing his emergency Wimbledon kit in the pouring rain. So in other words, Tuesday in London then. Of course, there’s far more than meets the eye to all of this. Clearly, there are clues hidden in that video. And clearly the second, only a drunken idiot who can barely follow simple directions inside of his own home can decipher this. Well folks, I am that idiot, so here’s what I’ve managed to confirm so far.
Assassin's Creed always puts a fun spin on particular periods in history. From Renaissance Italy to Revolutionary America and France, there's plenty to work with in history. We already knew Assassin's Creed Victory/Syndicate would be taking place in Victorian England. However, this announcement teaser could make the franchise even more awesome.
If there is one idea people have had for Assassin's Creed, it's been an Asian assassin. Light on her feet, with blades hidden anywhere and everywhere, it is an intriguing premise. Assassin's Creed Chronicles takes us to China and does just this, but it's not your typical Assassin's Creed game and it learns a lot from those who came before.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles has looked like many people's ideal game. Playing as a female assassin in China complete with watercolor aesthetic and 2.5D ninja platforming? What could be better? Well, our review will go up when embargo drops and all I can say for now is [redacted]. The trophy list has appeared in the wild, and here's what you'll need to get them all. Warning as always with trophy lists - contains spoilers.
Another month, another batch of games to help justify having spent some dosh on that Xbox Live Gold account of yours. The Xbox platform has a new bunch of games out next month, and they’ve clearly ignored my idea to have a link for a free version of Forza Horizon 2 that is actually a link for an HD remaster of Ride To Hell: Retribution. Something about that idea being “not funny”. Pfft, what do they know, right? Here’s what you’re actually getting next month.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue was a surprisingly great game last year, launching in the shadow of the far inferior, current-gem exclusive Unity. The previous-gen title struggled to make noise on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and PC players were left out when it came to the concluding chapter of the American saga of the franchise. Rogue has, however, finally made its way onto PC, and it's an equally surprising port to say the least.
Assassin’s Creed Unity didn’t exactly have an easy start. Maybe it was the numerous glitches. The patch that reinstalled a 40gb game entirely on Xbox One. Or a few broken bits of codes. But once those minor factors were ironed out, the game did look quite stunning. The AnvilNext engine is pretty much the foundation of future Assassin’s Creed games, much like the Anvil engine was for the first Assassin’s Creed game all the way until Revelations, as it has already powered several other Ubisoft games as well. And tweaking it for the next AC adventure, was a painful experience according to Ubisoft.