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Watching people play Assassin’s Creed poorly makes the game look boring

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The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate E3 demo had two main components to it: a based infiltration sequence and an all-out brawl. Thanks to the cool people of the Yogscast, you can now see just under an hour of gameplay as they work their way through the demo. Unfortunately, the video shouldn’t be nearly that long if they actually played the game well. They also make it look incredibly boring.

Here is the video including a lesson in why a green screen with green hair is a bad idea:

Am I the only one who actually kills everyone without ever being seen? What is the point of having all the awesome stabbing and environmental skills if you’re just going to jump into open combat? I don’t get it. The open combat in Assassin’s Creed has supposedly been revamped, but we all know it’s still going to be awful. At this point, players barely even need to parry thanks to the “more visceral combat” that basically makes it “press X to win”.

I’m so sad to see what’s happening to one of my favorite franchises. I still think I will enjoy Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, mainly because I think running around as Evie will suit my stealthier gameplay. But the story and the gameplay are feeling so stagnant lately. Assassin’s Creed Rogue at least told a unique story with a believable character, but I’m not impressed with what I’ve seen of Jacob Frye lately. Here’s hoping that Evie is a better character, and that the overarching story of Assassin’s Creed can grow into something worthwhile again.

Last Updated: July 17, 2015


  1. Umar

    July 17, 2015 at 11:33

    Game looked pretty boring even without someone playing it badly.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 17, 2015 at 11:41

      tee hee


    • GooseZA

      July 17, 2015 at 13:15

      This. Don’t understand the hype around these games. When the first AC came out, sure. The movement, stealth mechanics etc were pretty groundbreaking. Now it’s like, yeah, you showed me this same game in 8 years ago.


  2. WitWolfy

    July 17, 2015 at 11:35

    Why not making something with Vikings??? I’m really not a big fan of the Victorian era…


    • Umar

      July 17, 2015 at 11:37

      Ever play Viking Battle For Asgard? Was actually a pretty underrated game. Flawed, but unique and enjoyable.


      • WitWolfy

        July 17, 2015 at 11:39

        Yeah played it last gen.. Not bad… I liked the ideas they experimented with back then.


        • Umar

          July 17, 2015 at 11:39

          Yup, needed a lot of refinement, but was a decent game. Loved the Viking setting.


    • Matthew Holliday

      July 17, 2015 at 12:22

      agreed, the internets been crying to get something different. asian or nordic, just something other than generic europe or america.


  3. Guild

    July 17, 2015 at 11:45

    Ya and skip, I can’t do 5 minutes of that vid. And I am definitely not going to get AC, looks extremely boring


  4. HairyEwok

    July 17, 2015 at 11:48

    Hannah has some amazing hair… If i dye my hair i would want it to look like the industrial revolution london too.


  5. Ranting Raptor

    July 17, 2015 at 11:52

    Playing the game makes it boring. End.

    I honestly think the franchise needs to be put to rest.


    • Admiral Chief in Skellige

      July 17, 2015 at 12:05

      Aye, minimum 2 years between games


      • Matthew Holliday

        July 17, 2015 at 12:11

        2 years isnt realistic, but atleast a year, we just had a double release of rogue and unity in november, and we’re already pretty much set for the next one?
        when a game takes less than a year to release a playable demo, somethings not right.


  6. The Sten

    July 17, 2015 at 11:53

    Im a big fan of Assassains creed but please for the love of great Odin the All Father’s toenails, give the franchise a break for a couple of years,


  7. Hammersteyn

    July 17, 2015 at 11:54

    The problem is it’s a lets play video to start with and those two aren’t very entertaining, I like the idea of gang wars. Almost like Gangs of New York type of deal. Now if the could only get Daniel Day Lewis to play in this game.



  8. oVg Reality is an illusion

    July 17, 2015 at 12:01

  9. Matthew Holliday

    July 17, 2015 at 12:04

    watching anyone play any game poorly makes me cringe.
    especially when these are the people that are reviewing and giving terrible scores for games because “the learning curve is too big”
    and then make comments about the combat system in syndicate being “much more gritty and savage” when its actually been streamlined and refined.
    im no pro gamer, but im well rounded, watching incompetant gamers just makes me angry.

    i dont think going into open combat is boring though, i like a balance, stealth as much as possible, but not the point where it extends the mission or fight for longer than is necessary.
    pick the tough ones off like the big guys with axes, riflemen and captains, disarm bells etc then force a fight with the leftover scrubs when theres nothing left to be gained by sneaking.


  10. Admiral Chief in Skellige

    July 17, 2015 at 12:06



  11. geel slang

    July 17, 2015 at 12:11

    Have anynone played AC Unity on PC after all the patches? Is it worth playing now?


    • Matthew Holliday

      July 17, 2015 at 12:13

      last i checked it was ok.
      was getting decent performance out of it without any glitches.
      NPCs still have a mind of their own, interupting cutscenes etc, but it ran well enough.


  12. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    July 17, 2015 at 12:37

    That green screen hair works well… I think I’m going to indulge in some green paint this weekend and see what bits will look funny floating into the video…


  13. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    July 17, 2015 at 12:54

    This is the worst GTA I’ve ever seen…


  14. Sovereign

    July 18, 2015 at 05:53

    If it is anything like Unity, It is not “press X to win”. I actually really enjoy open combat over stealth. I always felt like stealth was too easy on AC games. I like stepping out of cover, and thinking “take me down, if you can.”


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