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In Retrospect.... Assassin's Creed Unity

In Retrospect.... Assassin's Creed Unity

Have you ever bought a game only to find out that it's a huge, buggy mess? Well, fear no more as I'm here to remedy this. In this new series I am going to be taking a look at some of the buggiest games that have been reviewed by GameGrin. I am going to play the game for a while and see whether the issues at launch have been addressed. The first article in the series is Assassin’s Creed Unity, and the review can be found here.

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The Review

The review mentioned that the franchise was going stale at the time of launch, which was very true as they took a year gap after releasing the game. The review also mentioned that instead of changing core features, they added new ones on top of the already stale formula. Ubisoft added bigger crowds, co-op and increased the size of buildings.

The Game

Assassin’s Creed Unity was known for bugs when it originally released back in 2015, which was a shame as it was the game that came after one of the best received titles in the series, Black Flag. With Unity being the first Assassin’s Creed game made exclusively for “next gen” hardware (PS4 and Xbox One), this game had a lot to live up to. It’s set in France during the French Revolution and changed the core mechanics of the franchise greatly. There was a lot that this title was trying to do and the way that they changed the engine doesn't surprise me that there were a ton of bugs.

Bug History

The game has received various bug fixes throughout its lifespan. The bugs are mostly gone from the game, however I still encountered some throughout my playthrough. Some of these bugs included faceless NPCs, colliding with buildings and audio being very messed up. These were in no way game breaking, however one of the problematic areas for me was co-op. This is probably due to being the first co-op mode ever in an Assassins Creed game. The bugs that plagued this game at launch were game breaking however they were also very funny to look at and while they weren't intended to be in the game, they were great and provided some fun moments to a game that really needed it.

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Worth Picking Up?

This game is definitely worth picking up now, with the DLC being free due to all the bugs at launch, you will have a ton of fun if you and a few friends pick it up at its very low price. The story is definitely not the best in the series, however it isn't the worst. The new mechanics that were introduced in this title were great, a revamped combat system, a true to life recreation of Paris and the historical time period was a great choice and it was fantastic playing through the French Revolution.

Thanks for reading the first article of this hopeful series! If you have any games that have been really buggy, then please leave it down in the comments and I might cover it in the next one.

Blake Hawthorn

Blake Hawthorn

Staff Writer

Plays games while singing "Blake on me".

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