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« on: May 12, 2015, 04:48:01 PM »

Funny rename aside (originally known as Victory), Ubisoft announces the next game, due October 23rd on current gen/PC.  New protagonists Jacob and Evie are brother and sister and the narrative is expected to bounce between the two.  It is set in Victorian London with a lot of the criminal underground. 

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I know the last one sent a lot of people away, but I still have a bit of hope for a better version of Unity, which was improved over time to be mostly enjoyable. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2015, 04:54:21 PM »

After Watch Dogs and Unity I think I have hit the Ubisoft wall. So Syndicate would have to get really stellar reviews for me to purchase it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 05:03:31 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on May 12, 2015, 04:54:21 PM

After Watch Dogs and Unity I think I have hit the Ubisoft wall. So Syndicate would have to get really stellar reviews for me to purchase it.
I agree.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2015, 05:09:42 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 12, 2015, 05:03:31 PM

Quote from: Scraper on May 12, 2015, 04:54:21 PM

After Watch Dogs and Unity I think I have hit the Ubisoft wall. So Syndicate would have to get really stellar reviews for me to purchase it.
I agree.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 05:55:41 PM »

I liked Watch_Dogs (even if the main character was pretty dull) and was one of the lucky ones who didn't have performance issues or glitching with Unity, so I'll be looking forward to more about Syndicate.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 07:58:55 PM »

The setting definitely appeals to me more than a lot of recent AC games. I'm hoping they've learned their lesson from Unity and it will be a marked improvement like Black Flag was. They seem to be falling into a "every other release is good" pattern like Windows.
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 08:40:47 PM »

I'm waiting for Assassin's Creed Ug!

When caveman assassins fight against the cruel rise of the cro-magnon civilization.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2015, 08:44:35 PM »

Polygon is reporting Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will have no multiplayer component:

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"This game will be single-player," said Guillemot. Asked to clarify his comments, he added, "You don't have a multiplayer mode on this iteration," referring to Syndicate, "because we want to spend all our time on making sure the single-player is excellent. And it's coming along extremely well."

Reached for comment, a Ubisoft representative confirmed to Polygon that Syndicate is "a single-player only game."


I had a great time with the multiplayer in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood but haven't touched it since.  Considering how aggressively it was integrated into Unity -- and how slipshod the rest of the game was -- I'm perfectly comfortable with Ubisoft narrowing their focus to get thing right again.

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2015, 08:48:13 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on May 12, 2015, 07:58:55 PM

The setting definitely appeals to me more than a lot of recent AC games. I'm hoping they've learned their lesson from Unity and it will be a marked improvement like Black Flag was. They seem to be falling into a "every other release is good" pattern like Windows.

It doesn't really matter much if they learned their lesson from Unity, at least not for this particular release. If they plan to release this game this year, it needs to be feature complete and locked down really soon so that they can start balancing, polishing, adding content and bug fixing. There aren't many sweeping changes a studio can do to a game's design in the 6 months before feature lock.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2015, 08:50:43 PM »

I don't really care about it having innovative features, I was referring more to bug fixes and non-disastrous launches. I would hope Unity taught them a lesson about squashing bugs sooner rather than later.
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2015, 10:09:20 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on May 12, 2015, 08:44:35 PM

Polygon is reporting Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will have no multiplayer component:

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"This game will be single-player," said Guillemot. Asked to clarify his comments, he added, "You don't have a multiplayer mode on this iteration," referring to Syndicate, "because we want to spend all our time on making sure the single-player is excellent. And it's coming along extremely well."

Reached for comment, a Ubisoft representative confirmed to Polygon that Syndicate is "a single-player only game."


I had a great time with the multiplayer in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood but haven't touched it since.  Considering how aggressively it was integrated into Unity -- and how slipshod the rest of the game was -- I'm perfectly comfortable with Ubisoft narrowing their focus to get thing right again.

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That's both reassuring and disappointing.  I played a decent chunk of the co-op in Unity and it was actually enjoyable at times.  On the flip side, I can easily see how that approach left them with a buggier product than a straight SP game would have. 
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2015, 07:45:00 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on May 12, 2015, 08:50:43 PM

I don't really care about it having innovative features, I was referring more to bug fixes and non-disastrous launches. I would hope Unity taught them a lesson about squashing bugs sooner rather than later.

Ah, well that has a higher chance of happening, though I strongly doubt it. The number of people working on these games is so enormous and operating under such time pressure that effective bug hunting is really, really hard. Still, it could happen.

The first strike is against Ubisoft in the "did they learn from the last game" department though. Witness the firepower of these fully armed and operational four special editions! I mean, in case anyone was holding out hope that it would be possible to own the entire game.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2015, 07:47:55 PM »

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Witness the firepower of these fully armed and operational four special editions!

Ugh. I remember when Ubisoft used to be SO awesome a company. How the mighty have fallen.
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2015, 07:51:29 PM »

They were the last of the big ones to fall to evil, but boy did they fall in the end. Even EA comes off as the good guys these days thanks to Ubisoft's efforts.
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2015, 08:46:38 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on May 13, 2015, 07:51:29 PM

They were the last of the big ones to fall to evil, but boy did they fall in the end. Even EA comes off as the good guys these days thanks to Ubisoft's efforts.

That is a true statement, and it pains me to admit that, because I really dislike EA, other than FIFA.


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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 10:04:44 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on May 12, 2015, 08:40:47 PM

I'm waiting for Assassin's Creed Ug!

When caveman assassins fight against the cruel rise of the cro-magnon civilization.
I would actually play that...
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2015, 01:13:48 AM »

Quote from: YellowKing on May 12, 2015, 08:50:43 PM

I don't really care about it having innovative features, I was referring more to bug fixes and non-disastrous launches. I would hope Unity taught them a lesson about squashing bugs sooner rather than later.

ROFLMAO

Yeah right. Ubisoft doesn't care in the slightest. All they know is that like Madden, like Call of Duty, like sequel after fucking sequel after fucking sequel, people will buy the latest yearly release IN DROVES.

The game could pop up a text screen that says, "HAHA WE GOT YOUR MONEY AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!" and then crash and people would STILL buy next year's game Day 1.

People are that mindless and gullible.
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2015, 12:29:17 PM »

Ubisoft would rather Unity's publicity be about how great a game it is, and not about how many bugs it has. Forget the pre-orders - they certainly lost sales on the title because of it, and ended up having to give away a ton of DLC that they could have otherwise charged for. I doubt that makes the shareholders really happy. Not to mention the fact that AC is their flagship franchise - they can't afford to kill their cash cow.

Ubisoft has nothing to gain and everything to lose by repeating Unity's mistakes, which is why I believe they'll make a greater effort to get it right this time.

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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 04:14:01 PM »

I noticed in the gameplay trailer that when the character took over the enemy hideout, the flag to burn was on the ground floor instead of in a tower you had to climb. That doesn't mean that they've taken Ubitowers out of the game, but it stood out.
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2015, 09:53:50 PM »

Eurogamer is reporting there will be no companion app this time around:

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"There will not be a companion app," Ubisoft told Eurogamer. "For Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the team wanted to focus all their efforts on the core experience."


Just like the earlier announcement of no multiplayer, that sounds just fine to me.

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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2015, 05:20:48 PM »

PC version confirmed for November 19, about a month after the console versions.
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2015, 10:24:43 PM »

I'll mostly likely wait until November, then.  One extra month isn't much of a sacrifice for the sort of quality upgrades the PC version usually has over the console editions.

If it gets delayed into 2016 for whatever reason, though, I'll go PS4.

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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2015, 04:36:11 PM »

Ah, Ubisoft, back to their old practices.
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2015, 04:56:28 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 29, 2015, 04:36:11 PM

Ah, Ubisoft, back to their old practices.

Did they ever leave them?
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2015, 05:14:42 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on August 29, 2015, 04:56:28 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 29, 2015, 04:36:11 PM

Ah, Ubisoft, back to their old practices.

Did they ever leave them?

Yes, definitely.  For the last year or two they had changed to being committed to shipping PC versions at the same time as console.  Assassin's Creed: Unity, Watch Dogs, The Crew, Far Cry 4, etc all shipped same date on PC as they did on consoles.  This is a return to treating PC as a secondary platform for what is supposed to be their premier franchise.
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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2015, 02:58:00 PM »

Quote from: Eco-Logic on May 13, 2015, 08:46:38 PM

Quote from: TiLT on May 13, 2015, 07:51:29 PM

They were the last of the big ones to fall to evil, but boy did they fall in the end. Even EA comes off as the good guys these days thanks to Ubisoft's efforts.

That is a true statement, and it pains me to admit that, because I really dislike EA, other than FIFA.

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Yeah, but when FIFA crashes you at least have a chance of drawing a penalty.

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