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.
The Crew’s second beta PC beta goes live today, and runs until this weekend. We’ve got a giant stack of keys to give away, so that you can experience what it’s like to drive cross country… at 30 frames per second.
t Unlike PC users, console gamers are at the mercy of the developers and their optimization choices when it comes to framerates. With PC's being more powerful and customizable, this issue doesn't usually exist. But then again, when was the last time Ubisoft did something right for PC?
If there’s one thing I’m starting to realise about Kyrat, the fictional location in which Far Cry 4 is set, it’s that nobody there seems to know how to cut hair. Protagonist Pagan Min has arguably the worst haircut of any modern villain – and his newly revealed right hand not-a-man has an equally silly hairdo. Meet Yuma: Deadly tactician, general of the Royal Army, and Pagan Min’s right-hand woman.
Poor Wii U. The console seemed so promising, but poor timing and lack of next generation processing means that it is all but falling away from existence. Watch Dogs will be coming to the console, albeit a few months after its release on others. It will also be the last mature game from Ubisoft that the Wii U will see.
Far Cry 3 ended up being far more fun and successful than anyone who played the second game might have imagined. The series is back for a fourth adventure in a fantastic new location, this time the snowy mountains of Kyrat, a fictional city nestled somewhere in the white-capped mountains of Nepal.
I was lucky enough to go hands-on with Assassin's Creed Unity during Gamescom. There are some really cool features to the game that make it even more fun when cooperating - and you can even be a fully animated woman if you go into disguise.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is changing a lot of what we’ve come to expect from the franchise. There’s new stealth gameplay, a revamped parkour system and far better mission structure. It’s a pity that not all the relics of the past have been brushed away though.
Assassin’s Creed is jumping into the new generation with Assassin’s Creed Unity, but not all people have made the leap into the new generation and Ubisoft is catering for them with Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Rogue also takes place in the Americas and will help to round off the Kenway saga. While the story sounds truly interesting and innovative, my hands-on time with the game was a bit less so.
Of all the games that I’ve played this year, Valiant Hearts had the biggest emotional impact. It goes beyond being heart-warming or upsetting; it is genuinely and impressive bit of story-telling. No, the gameplay isn’t great, but it’s still a tear-jerker of an experience. Now, more people can have that experience.