I received my copy of Assassin's Creed Unity later than the rest of the reviewing world, it seems. I was actually happy about this - it meant that I played the entirety of the game after the Day One patch was released. So, is Ubisoft's most ambitious Assassin's Creed game worthwhile, or does it still smell like a French cliché?
Ubisoft decided to experiment with some smaller games, and those games have paid off. Not only are they helping to keep people on staff who might have otherwise left and started their own studios, they are leading to creative and innovative games that are also making some money, and a difference.
It may not be as broken as that other open world Ubisoft game, but that doesn’t mean it’s free from issues. Far Cry 4 is out, and it has a few problems. – particularly on the PlayStation 3 and a PC. Ubisoft is aware of them, and plans to fix them all in the next update. Here’s what you can expect from the next major update.
Didn’t win Assassin’s Creed Unity? Maybe you can win a copy of Ubisoft’s not completely broken open world shooter instead. I’ve rather enjoyed my time in Kyrat, and plan to spend many, many more hours liberating outposts, hijacking radio towers and skinning just about every animal the region has to offer. You can win a bunch of Far Cry stuff, along with a copy of the game on your platform of choice. As long as that platform isn’t PC. Here’s how.
The gates to Kryat open today as Far Cry 4 is now on shelves everywhere. By the looks of things it's a pretty great sequel, and definitely the one Ubisoft game you should be picking up this year. In keeping up with the times, Far Cry 4 will, of course, have a Season Pass filled to the brim with DLC, and it all looks pretty great actually.
It would be easy to think of Far Cry 4 as little more than a shiny clone of the last game. It does after all, stick rather closely to the foundation Ubisoft cemented in Far Cry 3, with much of the same framework transplanted to a new locale. It would be easy to dismiss it as a new skin, draped over a worn and weathered skeleton – and you’d very probably be right. You would, however, miss out on one of the year’s best games.
After the not-so-great Assassin's Creed Unity reviews last week, Ubisoft really needs something. Assassin's Creed might be their biggest franchise, but Far Cry always seems to deliver with every sequel. This year's entry doesn't sway much from the insanity theme the game has going for it, but is it as engrossing as Vaas' Rook Island getaway?
Far Cry 4 is out tomorrow, and I’ll tell you this; it’s really damned good stuff if you’re a fan of sandboxes. Unfortunately, like every other game on the entire planet, it’s got a few issues that necessitate a day one patch. the Pc version, however, has a number of patches in place ready for day one deployment. Before you groan, they do seem to make the PC version more than your average console port, with things like FOV sliders put in place.
Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t having a smooth launch right now. In fact, it’s been bumpier than Rocky Dennis’ face, with the game hobbled by numerous glitches and bugs. Like most games these days, Assassin’s Creed Unity shipped with a day one patch to fix these problems. And now patch deux is coming along to fix all the other glitches that managed to escape that first update.
Some things get better with age, like wine, fine cheese and our own maturity. Assassin's Creed has been running for a number of years now, and its latest iteration in the franchise proves how we have grown up as gamers. (Warning: contains slight spoilers)
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.
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.
Assassin's Creed Unity was meant to relaunch the franchise on new consoles (and PC). It promised to be innovative and unique, offering what players have apparently wanted for years - the ability to stab people with friends. However, it's off to a shaky start, and the Ubisoft stock is feeling it.
Will not be done in a comprehensive article this morning. Look, it’s early in the morning, I have to wash my sheets after the cats had a fight on top of me that ended in fur and urine being shed everywhere and I’m all out of cereal. While I get this mess sorted, you can instead enjoy eight minutes of super official action courtesy of Ubisoft.
Assassin's Creed Unity is out this Friday and so far the reviews are not as amazing as I would've hoped. I still want to play the game, out of a deep love for the franchise and even deeper one for the French Revolution, but I can't help but already feel disappointed. Only decision to make now is which platform to get it one - and it's looking like Xbox One is the better option.