Last year I was impressed with a state of the art Assassin’s Creed kiss. This year? The latest Assassin’s Creed team has upped their game with combat animations.

Enjoy some ass-kicking and some bone-crunching, folks, especially the finishing animations at the end of each of these clips:

Some of the combat animations outside of the fight clubs are wild, too. Here’s Jacob with the cane sword:

Some of the cane-sword stuff is intense. Here’s one that was posted to YouTube today by TheArkhamArchangel and highlighted on the Assassin’s Creed subreddit. Like I was saying, the animations in this game get your attention.

Not every animation in AC Syndicate goes well, but I’m nevertheless having a very good time with the game. It’s good.

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