Earlier this week, I had a chance to play Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for the first time. It was one of countless games I missed at E3 this year, but after spending about 20 some odd minutes with it earlier this week, I’m beginning to think it might be a step in the right direction following the catastrophe that was Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Two down, two to go. Following Microsoft and EA, Ubisoft will hold the third press conference of the day in just a few moments. It’s been an exhausting day so far, but don’t worry – only a few hours left until all the big announcements have been made and we can all go back to sitting in our beds, rocking back and forth waiting for Star Wars Battlefront.
There will be no lack of high profile shooters released over the holiday season, but few (if any) will require as much strategy and planning as Rainbow Six Siege. On Thursday, Ubisoft released the latest in a series of videos called “Inside Rainbow,” in which players are introduced to the teams they’ll join in the game.
On Tuesday, Ubisoft revealed Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The follow-up to Unity will be set in 19th century London, with players taking on the role of Jacob Frye, a gangster who wants to steal from the rich aristocrats and give to the poor working class.
Ubisoft announced on Thursday that the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be revealed on May 12th. After a rocky launch (to say the least) last year with Assassin’s Creed Unity, the development team has something to prove this year with expectations higher than ever for a true return to form. More →
Far Cry 4 was one of my favorite games of 2014. It builds upon everything that made its predecessor great and it provides dozens of hours of fun, even beyond its lengthy campaign. To this day, my friends and I are still capturing outposts, hijacking trucks and skinning animals for a few hours every week, but we’ll all still readily admit that the game isn’t perfect. More →
There has been a great deal of animosity directed toward the video game industry as of late, and most of it deservedly so. 2014 was a year that we couldn’t wait to leave behind, but now that it’s gone, a lot of us are still dwelling on it. So before the big releases start landing, let’s do our best to begin focusing more equally on the good as well as the bad.
There has been a long tradition of movies based on video games in Hollywood, but the vast majority of them have been critical flops. Video game stories just don’t transition especially well to the big screen, which explains why Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and perhaps most infamously of all, Super Mario Bros. are so hard to watch. More →
According to reliable information obtained by Kotaku, the next entry in the Assassin’s Creed series will be set in London’s Victorian era and is currently in development at Ubisoft’s Quebec studio. Assassin’s Creed Victory, as it is currently known, will release next fall exclusively for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. More →
Plenty of complaints have been leveled against Assassin’s Creed Unity, the first current-gen exclusive for the series, but everyone can agree that Ubisoft’s virtual recreation of Paris is a remarkable achievement. Yes, the world of Unity is massive and beautiful, but does it bear any resemblance to the real world locations it represents?
That’s exactly what Damien Hypolite, a fan of the series and an employee of French science magazine Sciences et Avenir, wanted to find out. More →
For a long time, we didn’t think any company could ever rouse the gaming community’s ire as much as EA does on a regular basis. That said, Ubisoft has made a number of blunders recently that show it has definite ambitions for taking EA’s crown as the world’s most hated gaming publisher. More →
Earlier this week, Ubisoft released the first Assassin’s Creed game exclusive to the new-generation consoles. Assassin’s Creed Unity takes the series back to its roots, eschewing the naval combat and complicated modern day story of Black Flag for a more traditional adventure. Unfortunately, the game shipped with its fair share of bugs, resulting in plenty of negative reviews. More →