So this month, I’m doing a challenge on Goodreads celebrating Christmas called “Naughty or Nice” where I read romance novels for the whole month. Which is why you won’t be seeing me post all that often (maybe I can squeeze in a paranormal romance in here??). I’ll try really hard to make it up with discussion posts. Which come on, we all love those anyway so why the hell not, right?
Tabitha has always been sweet to me about writing what I want on the blog and I seem to be the only friend interested in writing something more than just books. Particularly gaming.
Yes, I am a huge gamer and I play all kinds on all gaming systems (recently switched back to PS4 since my husband finally bought me it as an early Christmas present). In fact, I convinced him to get it right after Assassins Creed: Unity came out…which is basically what I’m going to review here!
Alrighty, so I finished the main storyline and a majority of the sidequest, but I’m a completionist so not nearly done with all of them yet. Another game sort of grabbed me in it’s clutches and I had to take a break after I won this one. Eventually, I’ll go back and see what the co-op is about, but usually they aren’t to my liking anyway…SO NO COMMENTS ABOUT THE CO-OP in this review, but as for the rest…
The graphics (on PS4) were utterly amazing. I was astounded by the attention to detail. The fact that I could SEE what kind of fabric Arno was wearing!! The riots in the streets and all the little extra mini-quests made it seem like you were really there in the French Revolution. They had hangings and ballads and people starting fights EVERYWHERE. So kudos for that shit!!
The storyline for Arno was done well, but very cliched. I mean his father dies in the first 2 minutes and the whole story is based on his quest for revenge by killing off the people involved. I really thought that they would tie it in a little more with the historical aspect of the french revolution, but that was basically just the backdrop to his revenge. It’s nothing that does wonders for the series franchise. The Abstergo storyline is terrible. I have no words. There is no new information or additions and it seems pointless that the creators even kept it in there. I will stay that the loss of Desmond just made that entire story jump the shark with the last two games–and in this game was the worst I’ve ever seen. It’s safe to say I was pretty pissed off about it.
The characters! I loved the romance and Arno really is funny, charming, and dangerous. He reminded me so much of my dear Ezio! And Elise was a beautiful female addition to the crew, being a strong and capable woman who can hold her own with Arno. There are no recurring characters in this one even in the background information and even with the Abstergo plotline which is now shot to hell.
THERE’S ONLY ONE MAP. Do I need to even say more about that?
I love the idea of customization though. They did an amazing job with giving us lots of armor and weapons to use (the new spear is actually pretty badass). The fact that you can change up your look however you want is awesome and something they haven’t really focused on in the previous games.
Overall? Unmemorable compared to the rest IMO. The only thing I was really uber keen on was the graphics and the historical accuracy (one of my friends compared it to old maps and it is VERY accurate as far as buildings and structures go for that time period). Best I’ve ever seen and I did love Arno. It was a great time playing it and I’ll admit the last boss fight was very challenging compared to the others! But out of all the series, it would probably be ranked somewhere on the bottom.
Annnnnnd…sorry that was a bit on the long side, you could have totally just skimmed and got the gist. I’m currently playing:
Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4–RPG)
Virtue’s Last Reward (3DS–Puzzle)
Arcane Legends (Chromebook–MMO)
There’s probably going to be a future rant on how upset I am about Bravely Default (3DS) and why I loved it up until the last portion which was tedious and annoying.
What kind of games do you guys like to play?
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