Average User Score: 6.7Nov 22, 2015After 30 years, I've rarely found a game so **** aggravating as Assassin's Creed Syndicate. I've also played every single AC game besidesAfter 30 years, I've rarely found a game so **** aggravating as Assassin's Creed Syndicate. I've also played every single AC game besides Unity (it had 11-foot pole marks all over it), and whichever one had the Native American in it (couldn't finish it - also aggravating). For Syndicate, the controls are an absolute nightmare.
Want to knock someone out beside a body? Nope. Start picking up the body in a long animation that can't be canceled, then spend the next 10 minutes chasing the NPC down in a carriage because they got away.
Want to climb THAT building? Nope. Fire your hook at the one completely behind you instead.
Want to assassinate THAT NPC standing on a ledge? Nope. Glitch out the NPC so that you both fall to the ground, surrounded by enemies.
Now with microtransactions for exp boosts and unique items! The cities get smaller, the content gets more chopped up, quality declines, and the price goes up. Ubisoft used to be a game company I was thrilled to see when Jade Raymond was showing off dev diaries back in 2007. The apple has fallen very far from the tree.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Dec 5, 2012I've never uninstalled any open-world game before without finishing it first. AC3 will be the first. I decided I'd rather watch the ending onI've never uninstalled any open-world game before without finishing it first. AC3 will be the first. I decided I'd rather watch the ending on YouTube than suffer through the insanity of game design. My monumental disappointment stems from the realization that such an incredible game series has fallen so very far since the first and second games, including their variants. Despite being a "stealth" game, accomplishing objectives with stealth is either impossible or unrewarding. Lockpicking is a hair-pulling affair, the enemy AI is laughable, and travel (despite being reworked in a more advantageous way) is even more of an annoyance. Heaven forbid you run into the rock wall of a cliff above you and need to choose left or right. If you choose wrong, you're running ALL the way back. There's no way to climb up, the trees nearby don't go high enough, and you can't Fast Travel to a closer location to start again because Fast Travel is turned off during a quest. The only thing I love about this game is the music. An incredible score keeps up the exciting tempo. Such a waste, though. God damnit.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Oct 30, 2012The controls kill this game for me. You have to mash buttons repeatedly just to get over a fence. Mash jump. Then press Up to climb it. Can'tThe controls kill this game for me. You have to mash buttons repeatedly just to get over a fence. Mash jump. Then press Up to climb it. Can't hold down the button. Gotta mash it. With thousands of obstacles that require this... No thanks.… Expand