Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is now available for PS4 and Xbox One, and it’s one huge world to explore for both the fans of the series and the newcomers. Its location is among the most requested in the gaming history, although there have been titles like Bloodborne and The Order 1886 which have already explored it lately, and it’s gameplay mechanics promise to enrichen upon the reknown and fascinating premises of the saga.
And that’s what we will deal with today, as Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a complex game and we ultimately want you to explore it with its most important things well in mind. These go from characters to tools and items that might turn really useful while you go through the streets of London.
THE FRYE TWINS
Jacob and Evie are wonderful Assassins, mainly because they “play together”. This doesn’t mean Syndicate supports a co-op mode (unfortunately it doesn’t) but it’s true these two characters share a common XP bar. So you can progress through the game with Jacob and power up Evie, for example, by getting experience points and acquiring the Skill Points you need to unlock new skills and level up one of the protagonists.
They have two separate skill trees, with some specific characteristics: Evie works with Chameleon, Knife Master II, and Stealth III, but she’s definitely better with Chameleon so she’s invisible while stationary. Jacob can choose between Mutilate II, Gunslinger II and Defense III. Defense III may be better for those who love to be in the fight, as it allows Jacob to take significantly less damage from enemies.
The Rooks is the gang founded by Jacob and Evie, the two protagonists of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and they will follow you for help in any bad situations you might find while running through London. One thing they will need is upgrades. Upgrade them and you will have guys able to distract the enemy’s gang members, for example, letting you face the leader undisturbed. You will also see the Rooks getting more and more by acquiring new areas in London, of course.
We said that before: Syndicate doesn’t renounce to stuff that made Assassin’s Creed so popular over the last few years, and eagle vision is among them. With eagle vision you can fast spot the best and most creative ways to kill enemies, find them within you area, and also search for collectibles nearby. There are three levels (I, II, III with the latter allowing you to spot enemies through walls and pinpoint them like in MGS V) which you can go for through upgrades, and you will be able to activate it pressing L3 on PS4 or the left stick on Xbox One.
Well, you can buy new stuff using the in-game currency but, you know, crafting items with your own hands is much more satisfying. That’s why you will (or at least, should) fall in love with the crafting menu debuting in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. In this specific menu, you can use materials you find in the game’s London to create new items or, alternatively, choose to have them as part of the item upgrading process. It’s up to you to understand whether a weapon deserves to be carried over the next steps or not.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s London is literally huge. What’s great with it, by the way, is it offers two different ways for you not just spent hours in the effort of traveling through the city: one is fast travel, the other is the rope launcher. While it might be something you have already seen in several other games, Rope Launcher is a great tool you can use to speed up Jacob and Evie’s parkour skills. Moreover, it’s even faster than the fast travel itself, due to the loading times you are required to wait while it is working.