Watch 11 Minutes Of Assassin's Creed: Unity In Action

As much as I loved Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, I think I'm ready to be completely surprised by Assassin's Creed again; ready to have it feel a little bit different. It was difficult to tell from early trailers just how much had changed for Assassin's Creed: Unity, but this 11 minute gameplay demo gives us a better insight into exactly what we'll be doing differently in this game.

I think what excites me most about Unity is the was missions evolve organically on the fly. It sort of highlights a more refined version of that 'investigation' mechanic that was prevalent in the first game. Plenty of people didn't like the first Assassin's Creed, but I really enjoyed the more open-ended way you could approach assassinations. Assassin's Creed: Unity appears to feature a more refined version of that concept.

But still. Tailing missions huh? They still exist it seems.

Man, I don't hate those missions as much as others do. I actually don't mind them normally! Tailing people, surely, is a major part of being an Assassin, and it looks like Unity provides players with better tools with which to sneak around.


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    For me, the tailing missions sucked because of the terrible stealth mechanics. I've heard that they have been overhauled for this game. I sure hope they have.

      I heard you can toggle crouch now. Which is great considering we always have to find bush or climb up the roof.

    Ok, chance I might upset some people by saying this but is this just becoming the next Call of Duty? Reskin, make minor adjustments, make profit, rinse and repeat?

      Hm I guess this happens when a title is getting milked. It is the same of every title and it's yearly sequel. If I have to compare this to CoD, I would say AC get improves a lot more than CoD.

      I'm thinking it is....

      I haven't played (but I own... Thanks steam sales!) the additional AC2 games and haven't finished 3.

      Slowly getting into 4 but I will be waiting for a year or 2 before getting this.... Rinse and repeat is accurate.

      It absolutely is, I mean, there's two games coming out this year. But I don't think it's quite as bad, given that with each iteration it has the opportunity to explore another part of history which is a huge part of the appeal for a lot of people, including myself.

      They have also proven that they CAN innovate, unlike CoD. The most that CoD can innovate is some interesting new gadgets or perks or whatever, or some minor gameplay adjustment like shooting around corners. AC proved that it can innovate with Black Flag, adding the whole ship combat thing with seamless island exploration and whatnot. It really is just a matter of how much risk they're willing to take, as long as they realise that I'd be more than happy to have an AC game every year.

        This. I don't care for the overall storyline, with Desmond and then that other dude. I stopped paying attention to it at the end of AC2, with the goddess, or alien, whatever it was. But I'll still pick up most of their games, simply because of the historical side of things. So keen to play through the French Revolution, hope there's a game for the Russian one coming soon

    Even battlefield (which by the way I love) is just getting silly. BF Hardline? Ugh.

    I'm normally super reserved for any Assassins game but this looks so amazingly detailed I am now excited!

    Ubisoft + Commented... Just hearing those words I'm getting flashbacks to those painfully obviously scripted multiplayer videos for The Division & Rainbow Six Siege...

    Shall have to watch the video when I get home, at least in this case I know it'll just be a stage demo with a presenter talking about what's going on

    It looks like they fixed the glitchy controls, which put me off the game, but if they have made it similar or better then infamous I would consider buying this.
    I cant stand annoying controls, trying to get from point A to point B should end up being taking point A to point D to point C to point A to point B :(

    Can someone please tell me why there are haystacks in the middle of a Cathedral?

      because logic.

        Because during the french revolution the cathedral was shifted from a mostly religious place of worship and became more of a warehouse for food and goods before being turned into the temple of reason during the 1790's.

    I have one question...why the hell are there haystacks in the middle of Notre Dame cathedral??? I don't remember those from my visit...

    I better be able to get a deployable cat to distract guards with.

    I wondering if being on a roof is still the most heinous crime in the world?

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