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Review: Assassin’s Creed Unity (PC)

January 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

Assassin’s Creed Unity (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One,  PS4,) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre(s): Open World, Third Person Stealth, Third Person Action Adventure Released: November 11, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Game Version Reviewed: 1.4   I deliberately held off on doing this review because very few if any outlets have bothered to give this game a fair shake post patches. The bulk of what you see out there is either 1.0 or 1.1 when the game was in a far worse state. As of the date I write this: January 1, 2015, the game is vastly improved and evolved from its [...]

Opinion: Assassin’s Creed Unity Review Embargo, Release Day Sales, and the Myth of Anti-consumer Practices

November 13, 2014 // 4 Comments

Another day, another “controversy” in gaming. This one centered around review embargoes and Ubisoft supposedly being “anti-consumer.” For those who don’t know, some games “journalists” and reviewers are trying to make a big stink about the fact that the embargo for reviews of Assassin’s Creed Unity ended at noon on Tuesday, roughly 12 hours after the game officially released. This is supposedly anti-consumer because Ubisoft “knew” the game would review “poorly” and thus was trying to stifle those poor reviews to sucker folks into purchasing the poor game without first [...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Has Time Anomalies

October 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity, and it is a bit of a spoiler of what would have been a really cool surprise. In the interest of not spoiling anything for those of who choose not to watch the trailer below, do not read any of the below text or view the trailer if you don’t want to be spoiled. Fatal Error: French Revolution simulation failed to load. Time anomaly detected. As you can see from the video, our Assassin ends up in World War 2 era Paris… quite a bit of time after the French Revolution. That’s because of a bug in the animus that [...]

Check Out Assassin’s Creed Unity’s “Immersive” Open World Activities

October 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

Ubisoft has released a new Assassin’s Creed Unity “Experience” video, this one detailing some of the open world activities that you’ll be able to do outside of the campaign. These include murder mysteries, Paris Stories (which are revamped assassination missions), treasure hunts, and co-op Heists missions. Check it out in the video below. Assassin’s Creed Unity hits stores on November 11th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Smith’s Sentiment: All that looks good. I like the sound of the murder mysteries, and it’s about time they change up the [...]

Meet the Cast of Assassin’s Creed Unity

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ubisoft released the following trailer showing off the cast of Assassin’s Creed Unity late last week, and we apparently missed it and so I’m bringing it to you now. Check it out below. In Assassin’s Creed Unity, Arno will cross paths with colorful personalities from the French Revolution, including historical figures Napoléon Bonaparte, the Marquis de Sade, and Robespierre, alongside all-new characters such as the mysterious Elise. Discover how they fit into the world of Assassin’s Creed Unity, and get a special sneak peek at the back story of these vibrant characters, from [...]

Ubisoft Issues Laughable Response on Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Resolution

October 9, 2014 // 1 Comment

Ubisoft, you should have just stayed quite. Stop saying things unless you’re going to be honest. Sr. Communications Manager Gary Steinman took to the Ubisoft blog today to try and address the recent controversy regarding Assassin’s Creed Unity, its resolution, and parity concerns. You can read the whole thing here. Let’s be clear up front: Ubisoft does not constrain its games. We would not limit a game’s resolution. And we would never do anything to intentionally diminish anything we’ve produced or developed. Let’s be clear up front: All other things identical, [...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Devs Think 30fps Looks and Feels Better, More “Cinematic”

October 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

The spin from Ubisoft continues to be hilariously bad. Earlier in the week came the report that Assassin’s Creed Unity was going to be identical on Xbox One and PS4 with the game running at a locked 30fps and 900p on both systems. This forced parity was to “avoid debates,” even though it’s fact that the PS4 is the more powerful of the two machines and shouldn’t have games held back to achieve parity with Xbox One. Now, courtesy of Tech Radar, comes the news that Unity developers think 60fps will be dropped as a standard because 30fps is more cinematic and feels [...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity is 900p/30fps on PS4/XOne Because of Forced Parity

October 6, 2014 // 5 Comments

Ubisoft, NO! I was excited for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The series is, after all, my favorite franchise. But now what was a “day one” has become a “when it goes on sale.” Why? Because Ubisoft has made a decision that I don’t support. Speaking to, Unity’s senior producer Vincent Pontbriand said that the PS4 and Xbox One version would both run at 900p/30fps because “We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff.” Right. The developers made a decision to lock down specs because they didn’t [...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Gets a Story Trailer

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ubisoft has just released a new trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, this one focused on the game’s seemingly interesting story. Check it out below. In Assassin’s Creed Unity the French Revolution is in full swing and the city and its people are embroiled in chaos. As the people of Paris find themselves wrapped up in an epic, bloody struggle, Arno will have to navigate shifting alliances, betrayal, and conspiracies to steer the revolution and uncover the truth. Assassin’s Creed Unity hits stores on November 11th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Smith’s Sentiment: [...]

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Announced for PS3, X360; Releases November 11th

August 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

We all know about Assassin’s Creed: Unity releasing October 28th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but that’s not the only Assassin’s Creed game releasing this Fall. There had long been rumors of a PS3/Xbox 360 Assassin’s Creed title codenamed “Comet,” and a lot of folks, myself included, were surprised when nothing was said about the project at E3. Well following a leak, Ubisoft officially announced Assassin’s Creed Rogue for PS3 and Xbox 360 with a cinematic trailer, which you can see below. The game will release on November 11th. Become the ultimate [...]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Releases October 28th

June 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

Assassin’s Creed Unity has gotten an official release date: October 28th. The game, set during the French Revolution and for the first team featuring cooperative campaign play, is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Smith’s Sentiment: Can’t wait for this one. After today, it has become my most anticipated game of the year easily. The franchise has long been my favorite, and Unity looks to be taking the series to new heights with co-op gameplay and an extremely detailed and dense [...]

Four Player Co-op Comes to Assassin’s Creed in Unity

June 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Assassin’s Creed is finally getting a real cooperative mode when Assassin’s Creed Unity releases later this year. Ubisoft took the Microsoft stage at E3 earlier today to show off what the four player co-op looks like, and you can check it out above. Assassin’s Creed Unity releases this Holiday season on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Smith’s Sentiment: As I’ve said many times before, Assassin’s Creed is my favorite franchise. I’ve long wanted real co-op to come to the series, and now it’s finally happening (as was rumored due to the Unity name). I must [...]
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