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

Zoe Hawkins

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