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  • Summary: 1789. Paris - France. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a house of terror and chaos. Its cobblestone streets run rouge with the blood of commoners who dared to challenge the oppressive aristocracy. As the country comes apart at the bloody seams, a young man named Arno1789. Paris - France. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a house of terror and chaos. Its cobblestone streets run rouge with the blood of commoners who dared to challenge the oppressive aristocracy. As the country comes apart at the bloody seams, a young man named Arno heads out on an unprecedented journey to expose the real powers underpinning the Revolution. His quest injects him into the heart of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transforms him into a legitimate Master Assassin. From the siege on the Bastille to the killing of King Louis XVI, feel the reality of the French Revolution as never before, and assist the people of France carve a new destiny. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    91
    I was not expecting to love Unity, but I do. Ubisoft nailed the big assassination missions and everything in between.
  2. Nov 12, 2014
    85
    Whoever wanted a revolution, not just in the plot but in gameplay terms, will be disappointed. Trying to make combat and parkour more complex and compelling, Ubisoft Montreal overlooked some complications, and that's a shame, since it will show in every aspect of the gameplay. On the other hand, the digital version of the revolutionary Paris is stunning, and there's a lot to play, so fans of the brand will have their fair share of entertainment.
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    80
    With gorgeous visuals (and some bugs, as usual), Assassin's Creed Unity is more an evolution than a revolution, but what it changed it did it right, giving a new stealth approach and adding a fresh experience with the co-op missions.
  4. Nov 11, 2014
    77
    Assassin's Creed Unity is big, beautiful and spectacular, but it's a known game with many graphical bugs. Ubisoft people don't risk, they play to what they believe is insurance.
  5. Dec 8, 2014
    70
    Look, Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t a bad game, it’s just not up to the standards of the franchise. It needed more development time – more time to optimize the experience and to get its systems to work smartly.
  6. Nov 11, 2014
    70
    It's a great story wrapped in a more confusing story, some satisfying stealth action, and mechanics that leave me banging my head against the wall. It's Assassin's Creed, warts and all.
  7. Nov 13, 2014
    40
    Assassin's Creed: Unity is at once an object of exquisite beauty and exhausting boredom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 248
  2. Negative: 94 out of 248
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    Let me be up front...I love the Assassins series, always have. And since I have played EVERY iteration of the series, I was looking at UnityLet me be up front...I love the Assassins series, always have. And since I have played EVERY iteration of the series, I was looking at Unity from a different perspective. I wanted to see if it truly plays like a next gen game and it does...very well. The first thing I noticed was that there are a lot of people, everywhere you go. And I mean a lot. I recall in previous versions of the game that the further you progressed, the more people you would have to navigate through. In the first hour of the game, I have bounced off and worked through thousands of citizens, and it doesn't feel too cluttered. I have noticed some minor glitches running through the crowds (sometimes people further away appear from seemingly nowhere) but frankly it seems to serve as a subtle reminder that I am in the animus and there is a bigger game being played around me.

    When I play AAA games, I love to see if I am going to get bored quickly, and in Unity, there is plenty to do. The control schematic people have complained about is actually very sound. Trust me...there were a lot more control issues in black flag (how many times did you have to restart a mission because you fell to your death trying to descend a large mast?) and unity provides a much smoother experience than previous games. For veteran Creed players, there is a small learning curve because intuitively, you just want to run head on into walls to jump up, but there are now specific controls to do so. It took a few attempts to get used to it, but it is pretty easy once you get there.

    The landscapes are massive and beautiful. The characters are the best I have seen in the new generation consoles (although it seems that producing realistic hair is going to be a continued challenge). The story has a familiar feel to when we first met Ezio as opposed to Kenway, but it is fun to play through his progression. I am very satisfied with the game. In response to the micro transactions, here's an idea...actually play through the game and earn your gear. This game is one that needs to be experienced and soaked up at an in depth pace. I have taken some time with it, and feel like I have just scratched the surface and can't wait to enjoy this game for hours on end. I am giving this game a perfect score, because I can't think of anything I would add to the experience. Best next gen game to date by far.
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  2. Nov 13, 2014
    9
    First thing if your looking for a game what plays like AC4 then go find rogue if your looking for a game that goes back to what the seriesFirst thing if your looking for a game what plays like AC4 then go find rogue if your looking for a game that goes back to what the series used to be then Unity is god damn amazing.

    First if you have been hearing its much of the same its not excaly true. Yes the series mantains the feel that it has for years it has just drop the "fresh fan favorite" of naval combat. Unity however has added some thing to the core mechanics that i have been begging for for years. First freerunninng its its VASTLY improved looking critically it not giant changes to the the system but these few changes make freerunning less aggravating slow affairs of previous games to fun precise and fluid. The main aggravation i've had playing AC games is when the game constantly trys to guess what you want and guesses wrong i.e jumping up the wrong things or doing the automatic jump in the wrong direction etc. In my time with unity i have not once had this problem. assigning buttons to if you want to slide or of climb instead of it being automatic gives you alot more control. Further the parkour up and down feature makes climbing better and not a chore to transverse. you can now move and flow along buildings in the direction you want how you want easily and its great.

    stealth also has been tweaked giving the guards a last known location instead of just running after you provides a more realistic approach to guards then them just knowing what direction you ran also provides a method of distraction or luring them to a location. A simple but a much needed feature is the crouch and snap to cover button. simple mechanic thats hardly groundbreaking but for AC it was sorely needed now and silently creep by and hide easily instead of just standing awkwardly on a corner and then trying to walk past.

    Admittedly im not far into the story as i am normally when i review( i normally wait until i finish but im a good way though it) the story personally is catching to me its engaged and intrigued me and character wise i love arno already. Im one of Internets few lovers of connor and i ended up really like edward but they toke a while before i did (especially edward) but Arno got my attention much quicker.

    Visually the game is jaw dropping the environments are richly detailed and huge i found myself disabling my hood and just walking the streets trying to take it all in. To make it even better cut-scenes look just as great as the game play to the extent of once i didn't realize it brought me back into the game.

    performance wise I know there have been alot of issues but i have been luckly graced with none of them yet (knock on wood) and i have tried some of the missions and things what are glitched as far as visual quality i had 2 or 3 stutters while free running but it has since stoped. For those of you who have them i understand it extremely frustrating and ubisoft already said they are working on it but i implore you not to be so negative scoring wise as the game itself is fantastic and your issues will be addressed.

    now then i have been very positive about unity but their are some things that aggravate me. First i think its everyone's grip of the chest on your map only being open with the companion app or initiates. The amount of times ive been prompted about initiates is frustrating and although i shouldnt have a problem once i link past games to it its still annoying. Also the companion app is just the run of the mill mission flash games where you tap a few buttons and wait for completion. I do think the detailed map is cool and helpful but i hate walking by these chests and not being able to open them. I prefer them not being visble on the map. Now the one good thing about them is they dont really hold anything vastly needed just some extra gear which is still good but there's no rush and i can mess with the companion app when im waiting around for other things. other wise id have given it a lower score for it now another grip ive seen around is macro transactions. Personally im just as aggravated at them but then its only for a easy way to buy gear yes gear is expensive but i prefer the gear i find and im no stranger to painfully trying to raise in game money to but things in AC( 3 was annoying ) so if you dont wanna pay any money then just work and pay for it just like the old AC.

    This AC goes back to being a member of the brotherhood of assassins and being a deadly assassins in a rich grand historical setting and city while great 3 and 4 stepped away form what AC used to be and unity goes back to that love it or hate is up to you thats why rogue exists
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  3. Nov 12, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was looking looking forward to Unity, when it came time to play it, I was very impressed but also very dissipointed. It has graphics that are sometimes downright amazing, I was also impressed with the city itself which was very fun to run around. The missions were also very fun and never got boring. I was dissipointed with the lackluster story and charecters. Also the game glitched a lot and the framerate dropped well below 30 at times, but all in all I had an entertaining time playing it. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2014
    6
    Where the franchise is going is hard for me to tell. The last couple of games have dissolved story-wise to a point that I'm not sure what I'mWhere the franchise is going is hard for me to tell. The last couple of games have dissolved story-wise to a point that I'm not sure what I'm really playing for. The addition of cooperative play in campaign settings is a nice addition, and the game looks noticeably better than last year's Black Flag entry (though Black Flag was certainly a bigger adventure for me). I don't think anyone would honestly HATE this game, at least if you've kept up with the series so far, but at the same time I get the feeling like AC is going the way of Call of Duty. The one advantage AC has over a franchise like CoD is the open adventure gameplay that you don't usually get in shooters and the fact that the FPS genre is heavily populated right now. This is a better buy in a bargain bin. If you can get it for under $40 then it's a fair investment for the game you get. But in a season with several other worthwhile titles to get for your console (Halo, Sunset Overdrive, Dragon Age, Destiny, Far Cry 4) Assassin's Creed Unity isn't quite the standout I expected it to be and thus am glad I only borrowed the game instead of paying $60 for it. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    4
    It's Assassin's Creed with lots of bugs, a shocking frame rate and micro tranasctions of up to $100USD enjoy!

    Another game pushed to market
    It's Assassin's Creed with lots of bugs, a shocking frame rate and micro tranasctions of up to $100USD enjoy!

    Another game pushed to market beforw it was read foe release. Keep up the good work Ubisoft, you will be taking away EA's golden turd in not time at this rate.
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  6. Nov 14, 2014
    2
    There is just one word that will describe this game to it's fullest. Swindle..........................................................................
  7. Jan 5, 2016
    0
    HUGE step backwards in progress. poor programming, glitchy as hell. your character sucks unless you are willing to pay. Arno won't deliverHUGE step backwards in progress. poor programming, glitchy as hell. your character sucks unless you are willing to pay. Arno won't deliver kill blows because he's too busy prancing about like a frilly Frenchman. I love the series but this installment was so frustratingly poor i had to **** to the internet. This is the absolute worst game in entire series. Expand

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