The Assassin’s Creed series is infamous for a lot of things, but one of them stands out in particular for many people. There have been many parodies revolving around the fact that you can fight multiple bad guys at the same time, which essentially makes it seem like you’re more of an action hero rather than an actual assassin. Moreover, when you’re not simultaneously beating up countless opponents all by yourself like some medieval Rambo, you’re fighting enemies one at a time while the other guys patiently wait around for you to finish off their friends before they jump in. These scenarios are pretty common in many other video games as well, but it looks like Ubisoft wants to distance Assassin’s Creed Unity from these cliches.
We learned from the latest issue of Game Informer magazine (via Reddit) that combat will be much more challenging this time around. Furthermore, Ubisoft is also adding boss fights to Assassin’s Creed Unity in order to spice things up a bit. Apparently beating these bosses will require careful planing and technique instead of just button mashing. “For the first time, we have boss fights that are about parrying at the right time, making sure you dodge, and not spamming the attack button.” Ubisoft did state earlier that they plan on making Assassin’s Creed Unity as historically accurate as possible so combat definitely needed to be a bit more realistic than in previous installments.
Elsewhere on the forum, we learn that customization will play a pretty important role in Assassin’s Creed Unity. You can customize your legs, boots, forearms, chest, hood, and mask, and all the armor has attributes that can help you in various ways. The post also mentions the 1:1 scale for buildings. Ubisoft announced last month that Assassin’s Creed Unity will be a truly massive game with a fictional 18th century Paris that is very similar in size to the real thing. According to a leaked map, the game looks to be an actual 1:1 recreation of Paris complete with all the buildings and monuments. All in all, this is shaping up to be the best Assassin’s Creed game to date so let’s hope that it will not disappoint in the end.
Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on October 28th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Ubisoft is also working on Assassin’s Creed Rogue, a last-gen title scheduled to launch on November 11th.