Assassin’s Creed Unity PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Unity by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft.
Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of the game at Gamestop, so I didn’t receive this one for free this time.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is the the 8th game in the long running Assassin’s Creed franchise. The game is set during the French Revolution and follows a character named Arno Dorian. Arno’s story revolves around a personal vendetta to find and kill his adopted father’s killer.
Arno’s story takes place in Paris, France during a time of great upheaval and bloodshed. One thing that really impressed me about this game’s world is how many people are rendered on-screen at one time. This makes the world feel believable and like there’s an actual revolution going on.
The game features missions that are inspired by the major events during the revolution including the execution of King Louis XVI and the September Massacres to name a couple. There are also side missions that are inspired by real events as well.
Many historical figures appear in the game as well including Napoleon Bonaparte, Maximilien de Robespierre and Marquis de Sade.
Combat in Assassin’s Creed Unity is quite a bit more challenging than in the previous games. Enemies work together to take you down, often attacking right after each other. This makes fighting groups of enemies quite challenging and often leads to death.
Stealth has also seen a bit of an improvement as well. Stealth is recommended during assassinations due to the amount of guards. Sneaking into a building can be pretty challenging but there’s often multiple entrances and opportunities.
It’s also worth mentioning that guards are easily alerted in this game, they’ll attack you after only a few seconds. This also increases the difficulty for people that are impatient like myself.
The activities you can do haven’t changed much in this iteration of the series. There’s still treasure chests, collectibles, side missions and you can purchase some buildings. Pretty much your standard fare when it comes to side activities.
I will also mention that the game is still quite buggy and has numerous glitches. There was one time when I stealth killed an enemy and he just randomly disappeared altogether as I stabbed him. The game also crashed on me twice. The first occurred during an assassination mission. The second occurred during the final scenes of the game. Luckily it auto saved at the start of the scene so I didn’t have to fight the final boss again.
I also found the climbing in the game to be rather irritating at times as well. The game features the ability to climb through windows, but it’s a pain to actually climb through them from a ledge. The game often wants you to climb around the window instead of actually climbing through it. There’s also no ability to jump to another ledge from a ledge so the game will force you to climb up the building instead.
Overall, Assassin’s Creed Unity was a pretty fun game but it’s definitely not without it’s issues. The bugs and crashes certainly didn’t help matters either. The game does feature some gorgeous graphics and the amount of people on-screen was pretty impressive. The soundtrack was also pretty good, although I don’t feel it really fit the time period or what was going on during the game. Story wise it was pretty good but it’s your standard Assassin’s Creed revenge story so nothing new there. In the end, it’s a decent game that kept me entertained for numerous hours but it’s far from the best game in the series.
I still recommend giving it a shot if you haven’t played it yet, it’s pretty entertaining. Arno also has some of the coolest assassinations in the series.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read this review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Assassin's Creed Unity$29.99
Features of Interest
- Good Story, If A Bit Overused
- Good Soundtrack/ Great Voice Acting
- Entertaining Throughout
- Combat Is A Bit More challenging This Time
- Stealth is Better But Not Perfect
- Doesn't Really Do Anything New to Change Up The Formula
- Climbing Can Be Pretty Irritating This Time Around
- Still Buggy and Prone to Crashes