As an Assassin’s Creed fan, I’m really being spoilt for choice this year. There’s not one, but two very different games hitting shelves in December, with Unity set for current-gen and Rogue aiming at keeping older console players happening. One would expect that both would be coming to PC too, but that’s not the case. For now at least.
I’m a firm believer in talking out problems, arguments and conflicts. I’m also an even firmer believer in using a pistol to sort out said problems at a far quicker rate. Why, nothing works quicker than a slap of the glove on the face of someone who deserves it and a round of pistols at dawn. Especially when you happen to be a bastard who fires on the count of two, not ten. Expect to solve more problems with violence in Assassin’s Creed Unity,with a buddy by your side to help.
Far Cry is never shy of dabbling in the slightly insane. In the last entry, that was almost entirely encapsulated in Vaas alone, but Far Cry 4 seems to sprinkle this insanity all around its mechanics. That's why instead of a fancy new weapon, Far Cry 4 has weaponized elephants. Oh, hey PETA!
The ESRB has released their rating for Assassin's Creed Unity and it's M for Mature, which is sort of to be expected considering all the murder. But it's not just a case of M for Murder - there are some seriously adult elements in the game.
Back in the days of Assassin's Creed II, I loved the moment when Ezio met his Uncle with the glorious phrase "Issa me! Mario!" However, Ubisoft is seeking to make a more serious title, which means no over the top accents that can't be explained. I guess you won't have to listen carefully if they say things only once.
We already know that we'll be taking Paris by storm during the French Revolution in Assassin's Creed Unity later this year. Assassin's Creed Rogue will finish off the Kenway saga, finalizing the events in the Americas and wrapping up the story. However, Ubisoft is releasing a collection of all the games in the Americas, but I'm wondering at whom this is targeted.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a new start for the franchise when it releases later this year. It’s a PC and new-gen only game, with new visuals and gameplay ideas. But that doesn’t mean that the older generation of consoles will be left out this year, as the series takes one final stab on a pair of platforms that helped shape it. And this time, the game has lived long enough to see itself become the villain.
Valiant Hearts is one of this year’s games that I still desperately want to play. Ubisoft has really done well with their indie-like 2D side-scrollers, and I’m an absolute sucker for a game that looks as good as Valiant Hearts does. Earlier this year Ubisoft revealed that the World War I platformer would be making its way to iOS in the future. That day is today, and you can pick up Valiant Hearts right now on your Apple device of choice.
The first Watch Dogs story DLC is coming and it's called Bad Blood. In it, you get to play as a much more interesting character than Aiden: T-Bone. I'm sure Geoff is still sad that you don't get to play as Jordi, but T-Bone has an awesome extra.
I’m excited for Assassin’s Creed Unity for a number of reasons. I like that the game is decidedly more difficult than previous ones, with combat actually offering a challenge. I like that there’s an actual focus on stealth – and as an Assassin you’ll actually have to skulk in the shadows. Most of all, I like that the game actually wants you to explore the city it’s set in.
The Far Cry franchise is known for addressing issues of moral ambiguity in its stories. Far Cry 4 is no exception, looking at conflicts and rebel factions from a morally relativistic approach.
Earlier this year October was looking like a real cluster...mess. There were games coming out every week, with some major titles even sharing the same release day. Game after game has been delayed, slimming down October a little bit. Yesterday, it just got thinner.
Ubisoft has yet to reveal the official required system specs for its next stealth-em-up, Assassin’s Creed Unity. Reports from random places on the internet, however, seem to suggest that the minimum specs will be quite forgiving. We’ve seen the game in action, and it’s rather impressive so how’s that possible? According to DSOgaming, Ubisoft’s got a magic new renderer.
Yesterday a forum post regarding The Crew caught my attention. The post in question seemed to confirmed that Ubisoft’s racer would have it’s frame rate capped to 30FPS on all platforms, including PC. Now that’s both true and not so true, and Ubisoft have cleared it up for us.
Confession time… I have never in my life touched a Might & Magic game. Please don’t shoot me Mr/Mrs Internet! Regardless, I dashed off to the Ubisoft booth at Gamescom to grab some info for the fans. I got to see what the latest edition of the game will bring to players when it lands some time next year.