Assassin’s Creed Unity was a very ambitious game. It tried to do so many things at once that it unfortunately cracked under its own weight. You’ve gotta give them some credit for trying, but after that lackluster outing many fans just want a return to form. A return to what made them fans in the first place. And that’s exactly what Ubisoft is trying to deliver with Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
After taking in all of the feedback the developers decided that the best course of action was to focus solely on a solid single player experience. This means no splitting teams up to create what is essentially two different games to ship together. Just a tighter story, tighter mechanics, and dual protagonists to mix it up and keep things from growing stale. While there are certainly those who lament the loss of the honestly fun multiplayer modes, the fact that the studio made the tough decision of hunkering down to deliver the best that they could possibly deliver is admirable. It shows dedication to make things right, and if Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is to breathe life back into the franchise, then dedication is the perfect ingredient.