What Critics are Saying about Assassin's Creed Unity

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Assassin's Creed Unity, the latest installment of Ubisoft's flagship franchise, launched today. After Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag was well reviewed, Unity takes a step in the wrong direction; it currently holds a score of 76 on Metacritic.

Gamespot gave Unity a score of 7out of 10--the lowest they have rated an Assassin's Creed game.

They acknowledge Unity's massive world, but state that there isn't enough to fill the map. They also took issue with the game's side quests, stating they are "fetch quest central."

"But is it the next-gen Assassin's Creed game we've all been waiting for?" Gamespot states. "Not quite.

It's very good, maybe even great in places, but the story's smaller focus has come at the expense of its exquisitely rendered backdrop. The grandness and spectacle that so often graces the finest Assassin's Creeds is sadly sorely lacking here."

Polygon stated that the game was released prematurely. They agree with Gamespot that Unity isn't the next-gen Assassin's Creed game for which we've been waiting, and they state that it can be difficult to play at times.

IGN was slightly more favorable than the previous two sites--giving Unity a score of 7.8 out of 10.

They acknowledge the game's technical specs and use words such as "gorgeous" to describe its world, and they praise the game for its lack of an "outside-the-Animus-meta story." But they state that fluctuating difficulty and lack of vision hold it back from achieving its potential.

The Financial Post views Unity differently, calling it a "first step" for the franchise into the eighth generation of consoles.

For more about Assassin's Creed Unity, visit its official website here.