What is Assassin's Creed Syndicate?
After the disappointment of Ubisoft's last game, AC Unity, I think it's fair to say that Ubisoft really hurt us and more importantly, hurt themselves with the release of Unity, putting it on my list as one of the most disappointing games of last year.
But that was all in the past. Sure, the bugs and glitches made the game borderline unplayable and probably lowered the review score by at least 2 points but you know what they say:
"Forgive and forget," right?
Well, we'll have to see about that in the next Assassin's Creed, which just so happens to be coming out this year. Hell, it has a gameplay video released not so long ago.
The new Assassin's Creed, titled Assassin's Creed Syndicate, is looking at an October 23rd release date. Just to make things clear, Syndicate is what the developers changed the name to from Assassins' Creed Victory.
There hasn't been much revealed at this point, aside from a gameplay trailer/demo here and there but what's confirmed is that the setting will take place in 18th century industrialized England. You play as Jacob Frye, an assassin who fights from justice for the people of England, specifically the poor. According to the description on the AC YouTube video:
As gangster assassin Jacob Frye, you will recruit your gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to take back London in a visceral adventure filled with action, intrigue, and brutal combat.
This sounds like another attempt at trying to make the co-operative aspect of the game work. But to my surprise, and I'm sure many other gamers, AC Syndicate won't be incorporating any multiplayer to the game. Perhaps this is a good thing? Maybe the developers can focus more on those bugs now instead of designing the multiplayer. Whatever the case, I'm glad they're removing the multiplayer. They should focus more on the core single-player experience and building on what-was (or used-to-be) a gripping story between Assassin's and Templars.
To wrap this up, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is the latest big budget title from Ubisoft. Hopefully, it will also be the title that redeems the Assassin's Creed reputation from the disastrous AC Unity. You can expect a lot of platforming, steampunk gadgets and, hopefully, a better game with less bugs. We'll just have to wait until October to see if Syndicate is the real deal.