About This Game
London, 1868. In the heart of the Industrial Revolution, lead your underworld organization and grow your influence to fight those who exploit the less privileged in the name of progress:
As Jacob Frye, a young and reckless Assassin, use your skills to help those trampled by the march of progress. From freeing exploited children used as slave labour in factories, to stealing precious assets from enemy boats, you will stop at nothing to bring justice back to London’s streets.
Command London’s underworld
To reclaim London for the people, you will need an army. As a gang leader, strengthen your stronghold and rally rival gang members to your cause, in order to take back the capital from the Templars’ hold.
A new dynamic fighting system
In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, action is fast-paced and brutal. As a master of combat, combine powerful multi-kills and countermoves to strike your enemies down.
A whole new arsenal
Choose your own way to fight enemies. Take advantage of the Rope Launcher technology to be as stealthy as ever and strike with your Hidden Blade. Or choose the kukri knife and the brass knuckles to get the drop on your enemies.
A new age of transportation
In London, the systemic vehicles offer an ever-changing environment. Drive carriages to chase your target, use your parkour skills to engage in epic fights atop high-speed trains, or make your own way amongst the boats of the River Thames.
A vast open world
Travel the city at the height of the Industrial Revolution and meet iconic historical figures. From Westminster to Whitechapel, you will come across Darwin, Dickens, Queen Victoria… and many more.
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AC:Syndicate looks good in terms of visuals, crowd simulations and in game cinematic performance. The combat feels a bit clunky as u go button smashing craziness. This game has bit of a poor optimization(may be becuz of so many buildings). I have gtx970 and it runs at or less than 55 fps, while I have Witcher 3 and Farcry Primal which run at or more than 60fps. The story is decent nothing new or fancy when compared with other AC series. What AC:Syndicate has is more customization options, more gadgets/weapons and yes cart riding. Now the game is on crazy sale at GMG is a must buy for any AC fans.
After 41 hours of delightfulness with this game including beating the main story, all the side missions and collecting all the collectables, I think it’s time to share my spoiler free opinion of this game DISCLAIMER: This is my first AC game ever. Keep that in mind while reading this review Story: AC: Syndicate throws you right in the middle of the industrial revolution. It covers the story of Jacob and Evie Frye, two sibling assassins that work together yet they have different methods, ideologies and goals. The both have interesting personalities (especially Jacob) making it the average story more enjoyable. Evie leans towards stealth and planning every move while Jacob is more of an anarchist that relies on brutal force to get his way. The story isn’t the highlight of this game, it’s not bad at all, but it’s also nothing to brag about so I won’t dwell on it at all. The Positives: AC: Syndicate is great stealth game, but it’s also a great action/adventure game as well. Mechanics like the zip line and kidnapping impressed me the most. The skill tree was also very diverse and useful. The game has a great sense of freedom making you able to do whatever you feel like. The open world is simply astonishing; it’s as if the developers used to live in that era. The building look wonderful and so does the scenery. It’s just splendid. The stealth aspect revolves around the use of Eagle Vision to spot enemies through walls and mark them on the map before picking them off one by one. Basic stealth mechanics (i.e. whistling to attract enemies) are present in the game. You can hide in haystacks and cloakrooms to prevent detection and best of all kidnap enemies to access to restricted areas without drawing attention. You can perform hanging ledge, death from above, zip line, double and regular assassinations on enemies. You can also use the wide array of gadgets at your disposal like throwing knives smoke bombs and best of all the hallucinogenic darts to be as efficient as possible. The action sections are just as fun in the game. The hand to hand combat is very robust and well done, stringing different combos, using gadgets and performing multi takedowns is a blast. The carriage battles with the opposing gang/Templars are a ton of fun. You can recruit some of your own gang members to follow you and provide protection which is extremely enjoyable. The Negatives: The parkour in this game was a definite let down; I was expecting more from a game that requires so much of it. There is no sense of freedom in it and I my character was constantly jumping to the wrong platform, it was a very tedious issue. The AI of the enemies is average at best, often laughable. I expected more of a challenge from the game and was disappointed to find none. I wish there was an option to adjust the difficulty. The fact that both Jacob and Evie have the same skill tree with just 3 perks changed is a huge let down. But that’s the penalty of having a one year development cycle for your game. The game suffers from some bugs and glitches that affect it negatively but don’t break it, though I did experience the occasional crash it wasn’t a menace. The optimization could have been a lot better. I see no reason why 4Gbs of Vram, 8Gbs of ram, and 3.4 Hz of processing power was quite a ways away from maxing this game out at 1080p 60FPS, but I digress. Final Verdict: This game is an absolute blast. Despite the technical issues and the subpar story, I had so much fun with it and I can confidently recommend it to anyone who’s interested in this kind of game. If I had to give it a score it would get a nice 9/10. It’s absolutely worth a buy.
AC Syndicate is the second game in 2015 from a long running franchise that has thoroughly disappointed me despite getting really good praise, first being Fallout 4. Assassin's Creed has been yearly franchise for god knows how many years, and I've ended up buying every one of the major releases except 2014's abysmally received Unity, and Rogue that I just never got around to. In a word AC:S is boring. I played this like 30+ hours before just giving up. Jacob and Evie just don't feel like siblings, their dialogue feels mostly kinda awkward and the story just is not interesting, it doesn't have weight to it, a real reason for the characters to fight the fight. London is extremely boring and there's constantly something that keeps stopping the freeflow parkour the series is known for, they basically get even rid of it completely thanks to the grappling hook. But honestly I don't know if I would've liked this without it either. I feel like AC2 is still the pinnacle of this series, Brotherhood was a good sequel that improved in right places but didn't quite have the same oomph, and Revelation was kind of the beginning of the fall for AC. AC3 was ungodly boring mainly because of the monotonous lead, but then came AC4 Black Flag that changed it all. It gave us a pirate game mixed with AC game, and it was so good, it had the right mix of pirating and assassinating I still enjoyed and it felt like it brought the best from these two types of games together. But AC:S is just a huge leap backwards to the AC2 style without really understanding what made it so great. Ezio's fight felt like it had weight, we saw his father and brothers hanged, he had a reason to go fight, to avenge his family and keep the rest of them alive, and we got to play his rise to the best assassin in history. The world was also build for this type of gameplay then, tight streets, lots of rooftops and the parkour felt fluid. London in Syndicate has so many big streets because of the horse carriages that it doesn't feel like an assassins playground, and the parkour feels so janky, there's something always stopping the flow. It just feels like the team responsible for these games just do not understand what made people fall in love with AC2 and 4, arguably the most well received ones. I'm so glad Ubisoft is keeping 2016 off without major AC game, maybe, just maybe they'll do something... different, something that understands the roots of this franchise but also acknowledges the need of change, but also knows how to do both of those things, kind of like Black Flag was at least to me.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate is an incredible game. The graphics are great and the sound design is superb. I love the sound of the punches and the brutal animations get me every time. The story of the two siblings in London is very nice, I very much enjoyed it. Characters are interesting and you may find yourself reading about their history at some time. Cinematics are beautiful and action can be very awesome to watch. Gameplay is almost like any other Assassins'c Creed game, maybe a bit smoother, which is nice. All the customization is cool and good to experiment with; mess around with abilities, weapons, or items. There is a ton of content here, like usual. so it's definitely worth the money. The nice thing is that the game is actually very fun to play and take the city all in. If you're an Assassin's Creed fan, you'll absolutely love this and enjoy almost every second of it.
Ever since Ubisoft decided to make AC an annual franchise, the games began to suffer as they became stale and had loads of technical issues. Syndicate may be my favorite game in the franchise. It's not a perfect game. It still has some technical hiccups and the gameplay isn't perfect but its still a fun ride. The Frye twins are the most interesting protagonists the series has ever seen and seeing their banter is fantastic. In addition they are not carbon copies of the same character, they are almost complete opposites in terms of personality and gameplay. Jacob has the personality of a kid in a candy store who's always excited and embracing the fun of being a badass assassin. In terms of gameplay he is very much a rough and tuff brawler. Evie is more of the focused character who is more caring of the situation around her. Her gameplay focuses more on stealth adding again tho the differences between her and her brother. Assassins Creed is a fun story with great characters and fun gameplay and brings the series back to form.
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