Assassin’s Creed Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 Jan 2015

Assassin’s Creed, for all its various bugs and glitches in the previous game, is going nowhere. Ubisoft’s flagship brand is as strong as it ever was, with various games on the way that have been in development for years now. The next game in the series is set in Victorian England and is tentatively dubbed Assassin’s Creed Victory. But what lies beyond the top hats and cobblestones in that franchise? Quite possibly a trip to the East, at long last.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 03 Dec 2014

Assassin’s Creed is the James Bond of video game franchises; occasionally in need of a reboot and taking place in a wide variety of locales. From Paris to the Caribbean, the game has set foot and blade in many a city. And now, 2015 will see the next Assassin’s Creed game hit the cobbled streets of ye olde Victorian England.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 28 Nov 2014

Assassin's Creed: Unity has come under immense fire since launch, mainly due to the fact that the game runs extremely poorly across all three of its platforms. Various patches have been aiming to improve this, and one released earlier this week aimed to increase the framerate that currently sits in the toilet. After the update went live, it seemed like Ubisoft was back to pulling some of their old tricks again.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Nov 2014

When it came to predictions, Nostradamus was about as accurate as a level 1 Call Of Duty player adopting the tactic of “pray and spray” during online matches. He was in fact, dubiously incorrect in every single prediction he ever made, but that hasn’t stopped him from somehow appearing in various media throughout the ages. The bearded prophet has a role to play in Assassin’s Creed Unity, and it involves enigmas that can be used to unlock further. But you’ll need to unlock a series of runes first. Here’s where you can find all of them.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 14 Nov 2014

It's extremely common for a game to ship with an online social feature nowadays, as has been the case with games like Destiny and DriveClub. Assassin's Creed: Unity has its own social features as well, allowing players to seamlessly hop in and out of four-player co-op. It's this multiplayer component, and not the bugs, that forced the after-release embargo according to Ubisoft.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 13 Nov 2014

Glitches can, quite simply, break a game. They can also make it far more hilarious than it was originally intended to be, as most people playing Assassin’s Creed Unity found out this week. An ambitious game, Assassin’s Creed Unity may not have spent that extra month properly as the game fields plenty of game-changing bugs right now,t featuring everything from sticky flags to skewered villagers. And honestly, I love the game for them.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 12 Nov 2014

There are few things that gamers hate more than microtransactions. Most of us can handle them for aesthetic elements if other people want to buy 'em, but as soon as it becomes a "pay to win" setup, things aren't cool. Assassin's Creed Unity lets you buy your upgrades, and the prices aren't quite so micro.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 07 Nov 2014

Right, so there’s a launch party thing for Assassin’s Creed Unity happening next week Thursday evening – and 5 of you (and your partners) can join us there. There are a few things to note: You’ll need to be in Johannesburg and you’ll have to be awesome.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Nov 2014

"With the power of next generation processing" seems to be the mantra of a bunch of games releasing at the end of this year. Assassin's Creed Unity is promising to use that extra power in all aspects of the game; from environmental design to seamless co-op, Ubisoft keeps raving that this is the Assassin's Creed game that we've been waiting for. Now a new trailer wraps it all up quite neatly.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 04 Nov 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity launches this month, and it's promising to change the way we play Assassin's Creed games. With all new dynamics and the joys of co-op, Unity plans to make full use of what the new generation consoles can deliver. The characters are also unique, and apparently quite witty.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 29 Oct 2014

I'm excited to see what the new Assassin's Creed games will bring. While Unity looks fantastic, I'm also curious about Rogue. Sure, it won't be revolutionary (see what I did there?) like Unity, but it will round out the Kenway saga and push the limits of the old generation consoles. Plus, you get a cool rifle.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 23 Oct 2014

Viva la revolution! Assassin's Creed Unity is finally tackling one of my favorite historical periods, The French Revolution. It's recreating Paris with a stunning amount of detail too, but that could mean my PC is on for a revolution of it's own in order to get things running.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Oct 2014

Watch_Dogs, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell. There's something in common between all three of those games, aside from the fact that they've all been housed under Ubisoft's name. Mega Produce Jade Raymond has had her hands in all of those pies, but today she's announced her departure from Ubisoft.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 17 Oct 2014

Somehow, when I think of voice actors, I imagine that they'll be similar to hand models - that the part in use is the only really beautiful part of them. However, the voice actors behind Assassin's Creed Unity are also incredibly good looking, and offer some unique insights into the story of the game. We're able to add to those hints from a chat with Leslie Phord-Toy at rAge.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 16 Oct 2014

Ubisoft has come under a ton of fire after trying to avoid the entire resolutiongate debate last week. Fans claimed that the Ps4 version in particular had suffered a downgrade in order to keep parity between both current-gen consoles. That may not be true, as one Ubisoft developer claims the game could never reach 1080p on Sony's console.