Assassin’s Creed Unity is set for release at the end of October, but has Ubisoft done enough to refresh the franchise? Ubisoft have got a lot to live up to, to make Assassin’s Creed Unity a decent game, and in this preview we take a look at what we know so far to figure out whether they are on the right track or not.
Better Player Choices and Control
One of the first things that became clear in our Assassin’s Creed Unity PC test is that the game offers players many more choices to do as they please in the game – players now have multiple ways to go about completing missions and exploring the world.
One of the most interesting additions to add more control to the player’s hands is the newly revamped control system – players can now jump and tumble onto and down from buildings and other scenery in the game, and whilst these controls are fairly simple, they add a bit more freedom to how player’s interact with Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Another great improvement to player control in AC: Unity is the combat controls – in our Assassin’s Creed Unity PC preview we found that Ubisoft have done a tremendous job at making the combat feel more lifelike.
Let’s be honest, in previous games, it felt as if the protagonist was doing most of the work for us, and simple occasional button presses rarely left us very challenged. It’s all different in Unity, as players will be given more control over combat mechanics, making player movement and control more important than ever.
Missions and Story Are Engaging
Out of all the video game franchises that keep coming back year after year, we think Assassin’s Creed has always done the best job at keeping us entertained with their stories and with Unity, it’s no different story. The story behind Unity is captivating and players will follow the main protagonist, Arno Dorian, on a road to redemption after his father is murdered.
On top of the great story, the missions have been completely redesigned to offer players more opportunities to take their own paths and there will be plenty of optional goals to complete along the way.
Would we suggest playing Assassin’s Creed Unity? If you have played and enjoyed any previous games in the franchise then definitely, yes. Unity could also serve as a great starting point to those new to the games.
We think Assassin’s Creed Unity is one of the best games the franchise has ever seen, mainly due to the amount of effort Ubisoft have put into making player’s choices so much more important this time round. Combat has been redefined, the free-running elements are back and much better and overall gameplay is more engaging than ever before.
Our Assassin’s Creed Unity PC test impressed us, but we hope that the full game manages to captivate us all the way throughout the game, just like the preview did. Click here to buy now.