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The one of two most recent installments of the Assassin’s Creed franchise was built exclusively for the next generation of consoles. It sounded like an easy sell — set in the French Revolution, playing as Arno Dorian, a Templar-raised Assassin, sounded pretty sweet. The French Revolution is set in a time where everyone was an asshole in desperate need of a stabbing. Improvements to the parkour system, being able to climb inside of buildings, and the much touted four player co-op had fans excited. How could you go wrong with a setup like that?
As it turns out, a lot. Bugs out the ass, glitches, and micropayments were just the first wave of issues surrounding Assassin’s Creed Unity. A bland protagonist with a generic story when compared to the swashbuckling adventure of Edward Kenway and the Count of Monte Cristo revenge story of Ezio. Controls somehow managed to get worse when transferring generations, the co-op mission design was pretty crap. Here’s hoping that Syndicate learns from its mistakes to create a truly next-gen Assassin’s Creed.