Ever since Assassin’s Creed was introduced way back with Altair Ibn La-Ahad taking the center stage there has been no looking back for the franchise. Most of the Assassin’s Creed storyline was expended on Ezio Autidtore through the entire second episode of the franchise (Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood and Revelations) and then to the Kenway family in Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag – now the Templar and Assassin’s fight it out in France following the story of Arno Dorian.
For those new to the franchise Assassin’s Creed is a stealth based open world franchise that reimagines history as we know it with the rift between Assassin’s and Templars taking the stage. The story is set during the French Revolution era and the game has introduced revamped parkour and stealth mechanics. The game has also included a cooperative multiplayer mode for hours of fun with your team mates in a narrative open world journey.
The launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity wasn’t the smoothest with users and critics complaining about bugs and graphical issues. Four patches have been released since then to smooth out the gameplay and remove graphical artifacts. Ubisoft had to issue an apology and users were offered digital copies of some of Ubisoft’s titles.
The assassination missions are not monotonous anymore. There are multiple possible lines of play and Ubisoft has made these missions very open ended. Buildings are also very open unlike previous AC games which were very restrictive and you could not enter buildings unless there was a mission. A new type of mission that has caught our attention is the murder mystery segment which is similar to the Arkham games.
Assassin’s Creed Unity has also introduced real currency usage. Many players don’t like grinding through side quests to earn virtual currency – Ubisoft has offered the option to pay with real money and purchase upgrades.
Finally, let’s talk about the graphics – they are astounding. This is the first game since The Saboteur that allows a player to explore the Eiffel Tower in-game. The animations are excellent and the buildings are detailed to perfection. There are frame-rate problems and bugs but that doesn’t stop you from admiring the amount of effort put in by the hundreds of developers at Ubisoft to make Assassin’s Creed Unity such a visually compelling game.
Here is the list of controls for making life easier for gamers who want to enjoy the game
W, S, A, D – moving. Hold the right mouse button while moving to sprint.
Mouse – for camera movement
C – Camera adjustment
F – Targeting
Right mouse button – For high profile actions
Y/E – Head
X/Left Mouse Button – Weapon
B/Shift – Synchronize/Eagle Vision
A/Space bar – Blend/Stealth
Overall Assassin’s Creed Unity is absolutely brilliant, though not the best Assassin’s Creed game ever made but it is definitely the most beautiful and the emotional storyline is just going you take your breath away.