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  • Summary: The city: 1789 Paris. The French Revolution transforms a once-magnificent city into a hot house of terror and calamity. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the proletariat who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation is in upheaval, a man named ArnoThe city: 1789 Paris. The French Revolution transforms a once-magnificent city into a hot house of terror and calamity. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of the proletariat who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation is in upheaval, a man named Arno leaves on a journey to expose the true powers of the Revolution. His mission throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a real Master Assassin. From the storming of the Bastille to the execution of King Louis XVI, experience the French Revolution as never before, and help the people of France carve an entirely new destiny. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    82
    The PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity is visually stunning, but it's also very demanding in terms of hardware requirements. If you've got what it takes to run the game smoothly and you like the series, this is the best episode so far.
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    78
    The PC version of Unity requires a pretty hefty rig to run, and an even heftier one is recommended. That said, those of you who have access to this will find that Unity on PC looks even better than its console brethren thanks to being able to run at resolutions above 900p, enhanced textures, and (hardware permitting) a much higher frame rate than the locked 30fps of the Xbox One and PS4.
  3. GameStar
    Nov 20, 2014
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    70
    Well at least it's better than ACIII. [Issue#257, p.66]
  5. Nov 27, 2014
    67
    As I write this, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a bugfest, but technical problems, however annoying, can and probably will be fixed. It is not cracks in textures that it is the most worrying thing about Unity, but the cracks in game design and writing.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    65
    If you can put up with the stuttering performance and some comically ridiculous bugs (my favourite was an assassination target moon-walking backwards into my confused assassin’s cavalry sabre) then there’s a decent Assassin’s Creed experience to be found in Unity.
  7. Nov 19, 2014
    50
    An amazingly beautiful and dull adventure that takes the series well established elements and let's you repeat then yet again in an uninspired infinity. Not even hardcore fans should make excuses for this barely done game of bugs and routine work. Actually they should be the most upset. With Unity the series has gone from it's best to maybe it's worst.

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  1. Positive: 80 out of 395
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    Awesome game, definitly the best one in the ac series, graphics are great framerate is about 55 fps. I don't know why so many people complainAwesome game, definitly the best one in the ac series, graphics are great framerate is about 55 fps. I don't know why so many people complain about it. Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2015
    9
    this game looks amassing and plays quite well. I have an older x58 platform with an x5670 and must say that it really is a very decent andthis game looks amassing and plays quite well. I have an older x58 platform with an x5670 and must say that it really is a very decent and wonderful experience.

    Of course my gtx 980 probably doesnt hurt but i find the game smooth and solid. i was getting the occasional crash till i lowered my gpu overclock which works fine on other games. Really though, dont even need to be overclocking a gtx980, just the geek in me.

    Perhaps its because i waited before i ever started playing it, maybe its the patches, idk. Alls i know is that unity is working fine for me and i am really enjoying it. There is so many times i find myself admiring the screen. The graphics have really really great looking moments that are rare in an open world game. A lot of polish but there are some not pretty things to. But it is easily forgivable cause there are just as much stunning. i love games that impress and if you have specs enough to play on ultra, this one sure will.
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  3. Jun 20, 2015
    7
    As a big Assassins Creed fan i skipped out on Unity because of poor reviews, and issues with the game, but recently i decided to give it aAs a big Assassins Creed fan i skipped out on Unity because of poor reviews, and issues with the game, but recently i decided to give it a shot on game-fly, and my overall opinion on it is that it is a good Assassins Creed, but nothing special.

    Visuals/Presentation

    First off the visuals, which right off the bat you can see the stunning detail that was put into crafting Paris during the French Revolution. The buildings are highly detailed, and pretty to look at, as well as nice lighting effects. The presentation is also good in Unity, as i experienced no frame rate drops or slow downs through out my playthrough.

    Gameplay

    The Gameplay in Unity is rock solid, as expected from a AC game with minor tweaks to the combat that were made and in my opinion, the best combat to date for the series. It is definitely a more intuitive system then in previous entries. The new "parkour down" system is a welcome addition to the game and adds a lot more maneuverability to the game, and although it has some rough edges to it, I feel it can only get better in future entries.

    Story

    As far as story goes, Unity provides a decent quest and a couple of likable characters but ultimately the whole love aspect between Arno and Elise as the main theme just didn't cut it for me. The story was good enough for me to stay interested, but i wish they did more with the Templar/assassin dynamic, as well as some more modern era involvement. The best parts of the game for me were the time lapse sequences in which you have to travel through different eras in order to reach the end, they were interesting, and above all unique.

    In the end Unity is a solid entry to the franchise but nothing spectacular, some key things were improved upon such as combat and the new parkour system, but the lackluster story is a bit disappointing and it has me wondering, and wishing that Ubisoft would take a break before returning to Assassins Creed, so we can all breath a little
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  4. Nov 17, 2014
    3
    First off, I'm reviewing this game based off its quality as an Assassin's Creed game, not as a standalone game.

    Second, I'm going to give
    First off, I'm reviewing this game based off its quality as an Assassin's Creed game, not as a standalone game.

    Second, I'm going to give scores here for all areas except story, since this is what I really want to talk about. Graphics are a nice upgrade, the gameplay is still managing to be genius and unbearably frustrating at the same time, But the meat of the review involves the story.

    Graphics: 7/10
    Gameplay: 8/10
    UI: 7/10

    But here's where it gets dragged so far down.
    The story is extremely vague to begin with. Already, from the very first moments, it feels like a cop-out idea for a story. As the opening unfolds, you are given a certain task. Great. Game's set up. So you continue on your way, trying to find the information in Arno's memories you are tasked with finding. But here's where things get disappointing.

    Arno is a likable Assassin, but he is really written into a corner. His story is basically just Ezio's, and his motivations for being an Assassin are simply not just unrelatable, they're also boring and predictable. So while you're rummaging through his memories, you're having a very hard time connecting with him and agreeing with the things he says.
    I held out hope near the end that the game would turn around, maybe offer some awesome present-day plot twist, but it was worse than I could have imagined. Not only did Arno's story end with nearly everything going wrong, but the information you were tasked with finding is apparently worthless once they find out what it is. Present day you (who you never see or hear, or even know in anyway whatsoever) is basically told, "You did a good job though, we'll call you if we need you to do something else."

    To sum it up, Arno's story was pretty boring and it ended poorly. And to top it off, the present-day story line was next to nonexistent.

    One other area of the game that really disappointed was the game world. Paris looked nice, and looked busy. That's about it. The French Revolution was not explained at all, there was no reasoning for how exactly the Templars and Assassins fit into it, and meeting famous figures (like Napoleon) feels very forced and unnecessary. The city had little life and soul.

    Overall, it was a chore to play, and I am upset that the game turned out so poorly. The story issues were just a result of putting almost 0 effort into it, while the game world issues I mentioned could have been avoided by setting it in a different time period. Paris in any other time would have been a joy to explore, but the Revolution made everything feel dull and hostile, too much so for the City of Lights.
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  5. Nov 20, 2014
    1
    Unplayable. Do not buy this game.

    Game crashes 15 seconds into starting. A game you cannot play with a higher end PC is truly a 0 out of
    Unplayable. Do not buy this game.

    Game crashes 15 seconds into starting. A game you cannot play with a higher end PC is truly a 0 out of 10. Unplayable. Ubisoft stole my 60$. Give me my money back you jerks!
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  6. Dec 20, 2016
    0
    Una mierda de juego por donde se lo mire. Optimizado HORRIBLEMENTE MAL, o deberia decir, DESoptimizado HORRIBLEMENTE BIEN.
    Es un juego lleno
    Una mierda de juego por donde se lo mire. Optimizado HORRIBLEMENTE MAL, o deberia decir, DESoptimizado HORRIBLEMENTE BIEN.
    Es un juego lleno de bugs con mal rendimiento y mala jugabilidad. Nada más que decir.
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  7. Nov 13, 2014
    0
    770 GTX SLI + 3770k @ 4.8 Ghz + 16GB RAM, GPU utlilization is 33% and 2nd GPU is 22%, FPS 19.1, max GPU utilization i saw is 65% for primary770 GTX SLI + 3770k @ 4.8 Ghz + 16GB RAM, GPU utlilization is 33% and 2nd GPU is 22%, FPS 19.1, max GPU utilization i saw is 65% for primary and 55% for secondary, FPS is 45-60 on 1080p with everything on low and FXAA. FPS drops are massive so 45-60 FPS for 4-5 seconds then it drops to 24 then back to 45. i play on 1440p, i had to reduce resolution to 1080p to be able to play it, on 1440p while everything on low and FXAA, Avg FPS 24 and drops to 12-19 on certain non-demanding areas.

    cut-scenes run very bad at 11 FPS, there is no real performance impact when changing graphics options from high to low, just 3-4 FPS gain and thats it, 5 graphics options only.

    in short, this game is in alpha stage and has never been tested on PC nor touched, was ported by Ubisoft crap Kiev and thrown for release because even a novice tester would reject this build from the first min.
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