Last year’s Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Unity was a disaster, and the aftermath of that effect was that many of us (including loyal Assassin’s Creed series fans) were made a resolution that we should never ever buy another Assassin’s Creed game at launch. I still remember the first few weeks of Assassin’s Creed Unity, the frames were unplayable, patches were released late, many game-breaking glitches that came out with the game. Last week, Ubisoft released another new installment in the series called Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and thankfully, the launch is better one as compared to Unity. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has a couple of bugs here and there, but definitely not as bad as AC: Unity, and the biggest thing is that it’s actually playable on all three consoles.
Now, let’s find out whether or not it’s worth to invest $60 in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate or hold on to that money and invest it in some other game during the all-important Holiday Season 2015 (such as Fallout 4 or any other of your choice).
The best part of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is the gameplay. The game offers ton of gameplay in a big city (London) and on top of that it feels way more lively then Paris ever did in Assassin’s Creed Unity. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a single-player game (without multiplayer), and so many fans are worried whether paying a full $60 price tag would be worth or not? to tell you guys the truth, the game has tons of missions and side missions and objectives to keep you going, and add to it collectibles and mini events to help you along. In previous Assassin’s Creed game, you have to murder a zone boss by simply going to him, however these things in Syndicate takes time and even if you managed to kill the boss, the other stuff requires more time to get that street under your control. Both the lead protagonist Evie and Jacob has different playstyle, and Ubisoft has designed missions keeping this in mind. Missions are diverse and fun, it offers a broad range of missions in Stealth and Chases.
Coming to combat system, it has similarities with Assassin’s Creed III type of combat. When fighting a group, the enemies tend to block, this makes it very interesting and feels more like a Mad Max type of fighting and not that of Shadow of Mordor or Arkham Knight. In my opinion, it is perfect one (however many will feel that it is less hard then Assassin’s Creed Unity). Players will need to upgrade themselves properly because it takes special skills and too long to beat crowds and complete black box missions. The feel free running provides is great and the carriage system and fighting with it are pretty engaging.
Graphics and Visuals:
Graphics and visuals are pretty impressive, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate runs smooth on all platforms. London City looks absolutely marvelous and lively. During my playtime, i came across few bugs and glitches here and there but it was nothing too series. Those rumors and reports that graphics and visuals in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate look a bit tad as compared to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is TRUE. However, Ubisoft still managed to capture the feel and emotions of London (1868) superbly. Shadows feature isn’t that great in Syndicate, but lighting sometimes makes Victorian Era London looks Splendid.
The disappointing part of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is story (atlest for me). I am not going to spoil the story element of Syndicate here, but it looks like Ubisoft just fanserviced to a bigger public with this one. The two new lead protagonist Jacob and Evie are pretty cool and amazing, but the story dept feels low, in fact it doesn’t exist at all or feels like it is poorly execute. In my opinon Assassin’s Creed Syndicate story is just something of a bonus, with just a minor hope of appearance in the modern day section. There is no doubt on the story line of sidemissions and minor bosses, and this raised by hope of the game having a grand ending. Sadly, you won’t have any grand ending, and you will be left with just one question: is this it Ubisoft?
Overall I enjoyed my experience with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and I would definitely say that this is a game to rent/buy but maybe it would be a good idea to wait a bit until Ubisoft releases some patches to fix the glitches.
- Not Great but Beautiful graphics and London City.
- New Gameplay aspects add to the overall experience without taking anything away. The addition of rope is great, it makes getting around easy. Also, the addition of two characters allows players to take different upgrade path.
- Good Upgrade and Crafting Tree
- Upgrading system allows freedom of choices
- Solid character navigation
- Excellent voice acting
- Nothing groundbreaking, it’s still the same old Assassin’s Creed formula.
- The ending could have been better.