At Ubisoft, big video games like Assassin’s Creed are developed by hundreds of people at many different studios across the world. As you might imagine, this can be an organizational nightmare.
I was kidnapping a guy the other night in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and overheard a couple of Londoners engaging in some insult sword fighting. If you ask me, most of the enemies in these games fight like dairy farmers...
A lot of very nice words have (surprisingly, given Unity’s qualities) been written about the latest Assassin’s Creed game, but there’s one thing a lot of them overlook: just how pretty this video game is.
Let us praise a thing that matters a lot in video games: the quality of an in-game map. Zooming in, let us heap praise upon 2015’s most magnificent in-game map, the one that appeared in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s new Jack The Ripper expansion is a compelling if rough-edged remix of the base game that cleverly works in one of history’s most famous killers. It pulls off another trick, too, going to extraordinary lengths to engender empathy for a group of people who don’t get much of it in video…
This is Lady Angelus as Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Evie Frye, perhaps the best-dressed video game character of 2015.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is, as Assassin’s Creed games usually are, very pretty. Which is the result of a massive team of artists from all over the world working on the game.
If there’s been one constant with the Assassin’s Creed games over the last few years, it’s that they’ve run like shit on PC.
Video games are getting better and better at showing us convincing-looking cities. Cities are usually full of crowds, however, and video games aren’t nearly as good at handling those.
Here’s a modern day video game mystery we haven’t been able to solve: Why are the download files for new Assassin’s Creed Syndicate outfits so enormous?
We’ve been pleasantly surprised by Assassin’s Creed Syndicate ‘round these parts. In the ever-unfolding tapestry that is the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Syndicate is one of the good ones.
Bob Whitaker, a historian of modern Britain at Louisiana Tech and the host of the YouTube series History Respawned, recommends Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the entertaining new Ubisoft game set in Victorian London. He likes the way it successfully captures the feel of the British capital in the 19th century, and he…
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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s various add-on missions, given to those who preordered the game or who bought it on a specific platform, are wildly uneven in quality. The worst were even advertised in misleading fashion. The best should make Xbox One fans temporarily jealous of PS4 owners. Let’s break this down:
Cosplay superstars Rick and Dominique Boer were picked up by Ubisoft to do a little marketing for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, filmed as they run around Antwerp doing old-timey things. Looking at their costumes here (and their acting), it’s not hard to see why.
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.
“We’ll no doubt have more stuff from Syndicate to show off in the weeks ahead as more of Ubisoft’s artists share their work on the game.” That was me, yesterday. Maybe “weeks ahead” was being overly-pessimistic.