It’s going to be jolly good time for the fans of Assassin’s Creed series as the latest title of the series takes you to London. Set in around 75 years after events of Assassins’ Creed Unity, Ubisoft delivers two new heroes, a compelling time period to explore, and improvements both large and small.
Can the French video game developer Ubisoft include all the things why people fell in love with the series in the first place? Here is what to expect:
Welcome to London
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set in Victorian England, returning the series to its roots where the Assassins are among the downtrodden and disenfranchised of society. Gang warfare is rampant as money controls all in the largest open-world city ever created in an Assassin’s Creed game.
London in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is said to be 30% larger than Unity’s Paris divided into six boroughs: Lambeth, The Strand, Southwark, Westminster, Whitechapel and ‘The City of London’.
Liberating the districts is one of the main ways to turn the city in your favour and acquire new allies.
Brotherho.. I mean’t sisterhood
There are two playable characters who can freely be switched between when you’re free roaming the city. These characters are twin assassins Jacob and his sister Evie Frye seeking to trigger a revolution to overthrow the Templars of the British Empire.
These two are jointly in charge of a gang called Rooks. As mentioned before, the six boroughs of London are under Templar control, and players will use the Rooks to build influence and fight back against the oppressive order.
Since Jacob and Evie both can be upgraded separately, it isn’t just a costume change but a complete set of different abilities to complement their personalities. Since the games focus is completely on single-player experiece, such decision just might bring a whole lot of depth to the game.
In addition, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate remains loyal to the series by including a fair share of historical figures such as Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin. While there might be others, these two are the most notable names we’ve heard so far.
No more multiplayer
Multiplayer has been removed for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. While it might be disappointing for those who have enjoyed the co-op action of previous games, this gives the developer more tools to focus on the single-player experience which was one of the main reasons people fell in love with series years ago.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is an all-new entry that’ll include a lot of why people fell in love with the franchise in the first place.
Moving around has always been a big part of an Assassin’s Creed title and Syndicate is no expection. This the time french developer introduces tweaks and innovations to ensure that players can enjoy more of the environment.
While the main mode of transportation is your hands and feet, using them to climb the tallest buildings and hop fences, Jacob will come equipped with a grappling hook – a kind of a launcher – that enables you to cover longer distances more quickly. What we’ve seen so far, it feels a bit like Batman’s tool from his utility belt.
In addition Ubisoft has added vehicles to the streets, like horse-drawn carriages, that you can hop into and drive. These carrieges provide fast travel through the city. No carriege ride would be fun without the ability to plough through groups of enemies or by ramming your carts into your enemies as you attempt to flee.
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