I just wanted to do a follow up to the review I did of Assassin’s Creed Unity. I beat the game just a few days after that review and though I should just say what I though about the ending of the game. So when I last talked about the game I was at the final sequence, or the last level and thought that so far the game was kind of lack luster. It felt like it needed something more, some killer mechanic that would set it apart from other AC games and I thought I may see it with the final assassination. Turns out it was just an easy thing to do when I finally got the most expensive equipment. Then after the final cut scene I couldn’t wait to get on to the new one. So I guess I wanted to just get a couple things off my chest about the ending, so there might be some spoilers in here if you haven’t played.
So the first thing is that the boss battle in this game was super lame. Just don’t get hit and stab him and since you use your hidden blade your equipment didn’t matter, for me anyway. And then that’t it. There is no cool chase like in AC III, or no cool closure like in damn near ever other game. It just kind of ends. You get a cool sword but that’s about it. And then on the “real” world they just needed to know that the Sage’s remains were going to be hard to find or something, I really didn’t understand that. I just felt wanting more, but the game couldn’t give me more even through the DLC.
The other thing that was messed up was the equipment. I didn’t buy a new weapon or armor until the last level. I didn’t feel like I needed to buy any because I never felt overpowered. And if you play the game right, or just sneaky, you shouldn’t have to fight anyone toe to toe to begin with. It just felt weird having to buy the best weapons in the game just so I could finish the last level. It is because there is fighting that needs to be done and you just can’t roll up with the starting gear and think it is going to be a breeze to win.
Anyway, I really just wanted to throw this out there to conclude the review. I really like when a person reviews a game, and know they have beaten it so they can look back and reflect on their experience in the game. My experience in this game was overall not too bad, but the story and some game mechanics have left a sour taste in my mouth. Hopefully AC: Syndicate can help me get out of my funk for this game. If not I may have to think about my love for this game and stop playing them while I can.
Either way, just a quick heads up that the ending didn’t blow my mind away so my verdict is still the same. I would only play this if I was a die hard fan of the series and even then just get past the main story and don’t mind the other side stuff since it doesn’t matter too much.
Fun Fact: In GoodTimes’s retelling, Rudolph’s father is Blitzen and his mother is named Mitzi, 3 of Santa’s reindeer (Dasher, Comet and Cupid) were his uncles and he has a cousin Arrow (who is Cupid’s son) who also serves as his rival.