Assassin’s Creeds’ Paris compared to the real thing

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My favourite thing about Assassin’s Creed isn’t the actual gameplay, or the killing or the convoluted, nonsensical story. No, it’s the historical tourism, and it’s in this area that Paris-bound Assassin’s Creed Unity has it waxed. There’s so much rich, mostly accurate history at play, along with a wonderfully realised digital Paris that recreates many of Paris’ moist majestic monuments in exquisite detail. At 20 frames (and as many glitches) per second, sure – but it’s beautiful, and expertly crafted. A series of juxtaposed pictures by photographer Damien Hypolite show just how much attention to detail Ubisoft’s put in to the game. It’s a pity they couldn’t put that sort of attention to detail in their quality assurance.

Ubisoft’s attempts to capture Paris’ unique architecture should certainly be applauded, because for the most part, they’re spot on.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity was released last month for the newer consoles and PC, but was unfortunately released in a but of a broken state. 3 patches later, and it’s still not quite the game it should be.

Last Updated: December 1, 2014

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