Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. That was the motto of the French Revolution, which set in motion a series of events that breathed fresh air into ideas such as nationalism, democracy, and liberalism. With the recently announced Assassins Creed: Unity, Ubisoft itself seems to be breathing new air into its own marquee franchise, creating the very first Assassins Creed exclusively for the new console generation. But will the old ideals of previous AC games make their way into the new and improved version?
For me, I was hoping that Assassins Creed 4 would rival Assassins Creed 2 as the premiere title in the series. Instead, I got was the same game I’ve been playing the last four years. Is this what passes for sequels now? The same game, set in a different time period or location? In other words: the series hasn’t changed. I go into every AC game, hoping they cut out the unnecessary animus story but it’s still there. Whenever it comes up, I just find myself increasingly uninterested and eventually losing interest and just burning through missions.
One thing I absolutely cannot gripe about, though, is Ubisoft’s attention to detail of said historic places. Ubisoft is just unbelievably talented at making everything look awesome. Much credit to the design team because every game I am more in awe of the detail they put into the environments. I anxiously await the chance to run pell-mell through turn of the century France. Actually, I’m looking to run pell-mell through pallid, consumptive Parisian whores. (ed. note: seriously; where’s my AAA-title sex mini game?)
So much like Impervious Rex says ever single year he’s NOT getting the new entry into the Call of Duty series yet does (ed. note: what a hypocrite), I promised myself that I wouldn’t get the new Assassins Creed unless it took place during the French Revolution. Well, apparently Ubisoft has been spying on me because here we are. Damn you, Ubisoft, damn you all the way to the ATM for my $65 and change. Now let’s hope you can pull off something revolutionary worth my hard-earned francs.