ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY
blimey, guvínor! Didnít you kill my farva?
OK, so it isnít
quite that bad, but the grand Hollywood tradition of everybody in
history having an English accent is alive and well in this yearís
Assassinís Creed model. That would, of course, be
completely fine if it were set in England, but thatís coming next
year. Instead, this oneís France-based. French Revolution. Palace of
Versailles, Notre Dame...
Get on with it!
Hey, you donít frighten us with your silly knees-bent running around
advancing behaviour! But OK, we will get on with it.
this entry of the Animus chronicles, you become young Frenchman Arno
Dorian. As a kid you saw your father die, and were subsequently
adopted. Still a kid, you saw your adoptive father killed as well.
Obviously, youíre cursed! But you put all that aside and go on a
rollicking revenge trip, joining the brotherhood of Assassins.
Little do you know, however, that daddy numbre deux was a
senior Templar. Sacre bloody hell!
trippety-trompe around France Ė but mostly a very big Paris. Itís
here where youíll notice Ė assuming youíre vaguely observant - one
of the grand feathers in Unityís beret, and thatís crowds.
Theyíre everywhere. It adds realism, even if the majority of them
are dumber than baguettes, and also serves to force you more onto
the rooftops. Itís refreshing then that your parkour abilities have
Combatís also been overhauled. By that we
mean itís more realistic. By that we mean if you take on a small
army then youíll end up sliced and diced. Weapon customisationís
improved though, to give strategists a fighting chance.
Thereís co-op rather than multiplayer, skill upgrade trees and
stealthís stealthier. But microtransactions abound, plus stutters
and bugs arenít rare.
Unityís no holy grail, but
itís very Assassinís Creed. That should satisfy any fan,