Gamers from all around the globe are patiently waiting for the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise. The game is set to launch on the 23rd of October for PS4 and Xbox One and on November 19 for PC. By the looks of it, the game looks absolutely brilliant! An assasin in Victorian London, skulking through the dark and narrow streets, black hood and a dagger that shines in the moonlight. It does sent a couple of shivers down your spine.
Going back a little in time, we can certainly remember how we felt when Unity went live on the market. Everyone was absolutely tingling with joy at the idea of taking the Assassin-Templar conflict on the streets of Paris in the first years before the French Revolution. Seemed like a pretty good idea, and everybody knew what to expect from the game franchise, especially after playing Black Flag.
Unfortunately, Unity didn’t enjoy a hearty reception as his predecessor. Its flawed and somewhat cliché gameplay, combined with those annoying graphical bugs, made the game quite a nuisance. Even after a year , game developers were unable to fix all the problems.
It seems that Ubisoft wanted so badly to redeem itself in the eyes of so many discontented gamers, that they channeled their effort in making Syndicate worthy of its predecessors.
In Syndicate, players take it to the streets of Victorian London, a dark and dismal world, filled with corruption and discontent. Among the voices of the poor that beg for their right to live a decent life, two sibling assassins (Jacob and Evie Frye) arise to deliver justice. An assassin in Victorian London can be the key to fighting corruption.
Basically, Syndicate relies on the same type of game mechanics as its predecessors. The general theme of the game, the battle between Assassins and Templars, good and evil, shadow and light remains the same, but with some added twists, which we shall not disclose here, because no one likes spoilers.
Players are able to choose between the two characters in order to complete both the main quest and the side quests. Being part of the Industrial Revolution, Jacob and Evie come equipped with some fancy tools, better suited fo their job. For example the hook blade, an extension of the hidden blade ensemble, is now replaced by a sort of a zip line gun. Basically, the player can use this contraption in order to climb any building.
Among other features, we discover new skill trees for Jacob and Evie. The player is free to invest skill points in any of the two characters depending on their gaming approach. For example, Evie could specialize in the art of stealth and thievery, while Jacob can further hone his fighting skills.
Sadly, player can’t control ships or fleets like in Black Flag, but they are able to create gangs, which they can use for any number of actions. Furthermore, as you acquire more gang members, each of them contribute to your global welfare by placing money in your bank vault.
The game looks incredible, fresh and invigorating. We all hope that Syndicate he will be noteworthy successor of Black Flag.
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