Game Watch Monthly: October 2014 - Assassin's Creed Rogue & Unity

Reviews



Release Date


Both Assassin's Creed Rogue and Unity will release on the same day, so I thought I may as well have them both as the Game Watch for this month. (Even though only Unity comes to PC). Their release date in the UK is November 14th.

Trailers


Descriptions


Assassin's Creed Unity

"Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestoned streets run red with the blood of commoners who dare to rise up against an oppressive aristocracy. Yet as the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark upon an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin.

Introducing Assassin’s Creed® Unity, the blockbuster franchise’s new chapter powered by the all new Anvil engine, rebuilt from the ground up for new gen. From the storming of the Bastille to the execution of King Louis XVI, experience the French Revolution as never before – and help the people of France carve an entirely new destiny." -Official Website

"In addition to the sprawling single-player campaign, players can join with up to three friends and take part in story-driven online co-op missions designed specifically for Assassins to play together. Skills and unique gear acquired in the single-player missions will be accessible in co-op and will define a player’s personalized Assassin’s style, whether emphasizing brute force, agility or stealth. Players also will select a unique co-op skill that will help the team survive, evade or fight more effectively to the benefit of the team." -IGN

Assassin's Creed Rogue

"18th century, North America. Amidst the chaos and violence of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Brotherhood of Assassins, undergoes a dark transformation that will forever shape the future of the American colonies. After a dangerous mission gone tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to end his life. Cast aside by those he once called brothers, Shay sets out on a mission to wipe out all who turned against him and ultimately become the most feared Assassin hunter in history.

Introducing Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the darkest chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise yet. As Shay, you will experience the slow transformation from Assassin to Assassin Hunter. Follow your own creed and set off on an extraordinary journey through New York City, the wild river valley, and far away to the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic in pursuit of your ultimate goal - bringing down the Assassins for good." -Official Website

Why These Are The Game Watch


I feel like Assassin's Creed is a franchise that has done so much with its games, that the old formula has got boring now. Black Flag seemed to push the boundaries, but perhaps not enough to satisfy some fans. This year, AC: Rogue and Unity are doing things totally differently. Rogue is letting the player play as a Templar, the well known bad-guy of the series, who the Assassin's have always been up against. The story of the main character will be so interesting to see develop, from why he left the Assassin's, to why he joined the chalk to their cheese. I can't wait to see how it develops, but also how it is received by the public. 

For the first time, Unity is bringing 4 player co-op to the player. Set in the French revoloution and so gorgeous, this is more of the same, but with a slight twist that seems as though it will be enough to renvigerate the series and the player -base. While not as different as Rogue, this games brings in elements entirely new to the series, and very much next-gen experience. 

Comments

Popular Posts