The French Revolution just got real.
If you are an Assassin’s Creed fan, you know there’s never a dull moment in Ubisoft’s virtual reality world.
Their new game is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Here’s what you need to know about the game. First, it takes place in Paris during the French Revolution. If you are not familiar with the French Revolution, I’d suggest picking up a copy of Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities or just immersing yourself in the game— massive fun either way. The story line features the lead character Arno Dorian trying to expose the powers of the French Revolution.
For the new release, Ubisoft includes the Co-op Multiplayer option. That means you can expect to get all the awesomeness of previous Assassin’s Creed games and more. The announcement for the Co-op Multiplayer was announced at E3 this year, and I for one am damn excited!
Taverns act as social hubs in the game. Here you can enter and see if any of your friends are playing. If someone is currently on a mission, a ghost version of them appears allowing you to approach the person/ghost and request to join in on the mission. If accepted, you are transitioned into their game and both of you reset to the most recent checkpoint, and continue on from there. Awesome, right? AND you can have up to four players!
When playing the game on your own, you’ll always be the lead character, Arno Dorian, and other players will look like random characters of your brotherhood. There are lots of missions and activities available for Co-Op multiplayer, so there’s plenty to do. However, some story missions are set aside to be played in single player mode only. So you’ve got a good range of missions to complete either solo or with the help of friends. I’m already beginning to worry about my social calendar, looks like I’ll be booked for the foreseeable future.
Ubisoft also made some changes to combat. Fencing is the inspiration for the new system and as for weapons, there’s The Phantom Blade, which is similar to a crossbow. It fires silent projectiles but can still be used in a similar role as the Hidden Blade in previous Assassin’s Creed games.
Weapons from previous games can also be found in Unity, so best to keep an eye out for that.
If you didn’t think the Assassin’s Creed games were cool enough, what with being able to scale buildings and do all the sweet moves the lead character does, Arno will also be learning parkour (Parkour, for those that don’t know, is a high-adrenaline sport involving rapid movements, typically in an urban setting, while negotiating obstacles by running, jumping and climbing). Ubisoft has created “Parkour Up” and “Parkour Down” so now it’s easier to scale buildings in both directions and your lead character keeps learning new tricks throughout the entire game.
Ubisoft also played around with crowds in the game too. Interactions got even better, from getting involved in a fistfight to chasing down a pickpocket– don’t forget those sweet Parkour moves whilst doing so.
And aside from all that, Assassin’s Creed Unity brings back the amazing graphics. You’ll see Paris in a whole new light.
With stunning views, visuals, kickass moves, more voices and much, much more, the game is as always breath-taking fun, strategic and skillful. But now, you get to enjoy all of the good stuff, along with the all new, awe-inspiring Co-Op multiplayer mode.