A new time period, a new protagonist, and new consoles promise to usher a new era for the Assassin’s Creed series, but does Unity manage to deliver? by Murali Venukumar
Familiarity breeds contempt; or at least that’s how the old adage goes. I’ve tried approaching Assassin’s Creed: Unity with new eyes, but it’s near impossible to separate it from the past. The past, in this case, is an endless stream of Assassin’s Creed games looking to capitalise (pun intended) on the success of the first titles in the series. The weight of history is sometimes difficult to shed, especially as gamers have grown ever more jaded, seeing through flimsy bi-annual iterations and lore diluted with overuse. The series, as it stands, is in danger of becoming another yearly release, troubling absolutely none of the end-year GOTY chart builders. Some would say it has already crossed that line.