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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: 92 out of 269
  2. Negative: 95 out of 269
  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. Jan 4, 2015
    10
    A new assassin's creed game, whilst the story line is not the most interesting (especially with Rogue also coming out this year and having theA new assassin's creed game, whilst the story line is not the most interesting (especially with Rogue also coming out this year and having the best storyline since the time of Ezio), however the gameplay and graphics themselves, are out of this world Expand
  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 11, 2014
    6
    I was looking forward to this new Assassins Creed as it was getting a lot of hype. Unfortunately, the game doesn't really do anything newI was looking forward to this new Assassins Creed as it was getting a lot of hype. Unfortunately, the game doesn't really do anything new except for the coop. The main story was unbelievably slow and boring. It felt like all the other stories and games except a different location. Not being a fan of the series, it didn't do anything to convert me. I'm sure fans will enjoy it though. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2015
    5
    One step forward, two steps back. Sequels often underperform expectations, it's rare that they underperform their prequels. ACU somehowOne step forward, two steps back. Sequels often underperform expectations, it's rare that they underperform their prequels. ACU somehow manages to regress to problems that were solved back in AC2 and AC3. Combat is more stale than it has been since AC1, with only a couple animations for each type of attack, which strikes a stark contrast with the swirling melees of AC4 or the parries into pistol executions of AC2 or the turning an enemy's guns on his friends in AC3. Instead, Unity just turns into a hack and slash with the same approach to pretty much every enemy.

    The globe-trotting beauty of AC4 and the rural twist of AC3 are also lost as we're now stuck in Revolutionary Paris which, while beautiful at first glance, quickly turns very dull with a repetitive city-scape that is as bland as the cities from AC1 (which were mostly limited by the tech of the time). Even worse, the free-running mechanic has gotten much more clunky. Despite the clean, angular streets of Paris (compared to the dynamic and shifting ship combat of AC4) Arno manages to catch himself on every chair and table on every street corner, in between getting caught on the weird two tier rooftops and the frustrating open windows. Add to the mix streets that are more clogged with NPCs than ever before, and just getting from place to place becomes an arduous task.

    The coop mode, while a novel idea, is infuriatingly hard to find players in. Gone too are the interesting side plots and masterful puzzles that ate up my time in Ezio's games. So too is the exciting ship-to-ship combat and boardings of AC4. The convoluted plot of AC4 could be forgiven in the midst of such glorious pirating carnage, but ACU's plot is too single-minded to carry what is the most repetitive AC gameplay in years. It would be hard to justify putting Arno back on a ship, but there are certainly other interesting opportunities for gameplay challenges. The game seems like it might take an interesting turn when Napoleon offers some help (imagine joining Napoleon's armies as they conquer Egypt, Europe, and march on Russia) but I groaned audibly when Arno turns down his offer in order to stay in the same boring Paris.

    There are a few welcome changes, the ability to crouch is an amazingly late addition to a series based on stealth, and the free-run up/down buttons give you more control of Arno so that he doesn't always go flying off a rooftop when you were just trying to get to the balcony below. Even so, the execution is poor, and I've still accidentally jumped off a few perches when I was just trying to get off a railing. The more open approach to assassinations is great, but most of the time the best approach is just to throw on a disguise and walk in the front door.

    The ability to purchase and swap gear anywhere at any time really takes the feel out of the game and makes the many in-game merchants irrelevant. And the upgrades to each weapon and specialization through skills make the game much more limiting since it makes no sense to change from halberds back to swords if you've taken the long-weapon skill bonus and upgraded that weapon. Many of the different pieces of gear have identical stat-lines and seem only to exist for different looks.

    The game seems to have put an awful lot of detail into a few fleeting sequences where Arno explores France in the Industrial Revolution and occupied Paris in World War II, and yet we only linger in those sequences for a few minutes before being plunged back into the tired French Revolution.

    I wish I could like this game more, but it took so many of the gameplay advances from the past three major entries and chucked them out the window. Almost none of the gameplay modes or mechanisms work as well, the side missions are boring, and the plot-line is single-minded. At least they've increasingly done away with the weak present-day sequences that just interrupted the more interesting gameplay. There are a million and one different collectibles to be found in ACU but none of them are worth the time and effort. It's a shame that the coop can't be played with AI buddies when a real partner can't be found. And I'm bored out of my mind with the streets of Paris.
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  6. Aug 23, 2021
    3
    No recomiendo comprar este juego ni aunque este en oferta, para su época tiene un sistema de parkour muy cuidado y fluidos y gráficosNo recomiendo comprar este juego ni aunque este en oferta, para su época tiene un sistema de parkour muy cuidado y fluidos y gráficos resultantes sobretodo si retrocedemos al año de su lanzamiento, pero actualmente en 2021 es una pesima elección, su sistema de combate es lo que lo hace increíblemente repetitivo, insufrible y estresante luego de llevar tiempo jugandolo, atacar es lento muy lento aun portando el arma más rápida del juego que son los sables, desviar un ataque es incluso aun más lento y sobretodo es más lento esquivar, que sucede con eso? Que a la hora de enfrentarse a más de 3 enemigos no vas ni a poder asestar un golpe cuando vas a tener que cancelarlo para no recibir otro desde, los inicios de ac se plantea el combate contra múltiples enemigos y aquí hacer eso con lleva a dolor de cabeza y estres postraumatico que te quedara luego de haber pagado 14$ por el y no poder terminarlo por lo insufrible que es. Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2015
    0
    Thank god I bought this game used and half off, but even so I'm still upset with the amount of money I spent on a game filled with microThank god I bought this game used and half off, but even so I'm still upset with the amount of money I spent on a game filled with micro transactions, content that can only be unlocked if you download the app, the amount of bugs in the game, the fact that it crashed the first st I played it, the amount of bugs, the choppy feeling when navigating, npcs dropping in, the amount of abilities that were previously available in earlier ACs that have been stripped out, the amount of bugs, how painful it can be to get your character to just go where you want him to, and did I mention the bugs? I have been playing these games since the first AC, but the last 2 or 3 installments I've been forcing my way through. This one is just painful and frustrating to play. 0/0 would NOT recommend, if I could go back I wouldn't even pay the $30 for it again. Expand

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