‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ brings deadly French Revolution to life

Mohamed Abumerhi, Arts & Entertainment Reporter

Although most fans miss the old combat system, “Assassin’s Creed Unity” — the 7th and newest release of the “Assassin’s Creed” series — is a huge step up for the franchise.

Not only are the graphics stunning, but Ubisoft also delivers the story — which is set in the 18th century during the French Revolution — very well. If you liked the character Ezio from “Assassin’s Creed II,” “Brotherhood” and “Revelations,” most likely you are going to love Ubisoft’s new protagonist Arno Dorian, who has an amazing personality.

Not to mention the history behind “Unity.” You get to meet actual historical figures, such as Napoleon Bonaparte. Although most people might not like Napoleon, you are on his side and it is pretty cool to meet characters from the past.

Although people have seen a few glitches in “Unity,” it’s no excuse to hate the game. Once you get past the bugs, you will see a beautiful game with lots of different activities and actions. The new parkour is smooth, and you have much more control over the character. If you want to jump into a bale of hay, you must aim there, or else you just jump off and die.

One of the greatest additions to Unity is the co-op. Now, you and your friends can run around France. You can also go on an assassination mission or a heist to earn some money. Either way, you and your friends will have to work together to win. The glitches in co-op are rare and don’t hold “Unity” back from being a great game.

There are also huge crowds around the game; some can have up to 10,000 people. It is always fun to gather around the guillotine with your friends, not to mention all of the multiplayer missions available in the game.

If you are a huge “Assassin’s Creed” fan, I would definitely pick this up. If you’ve never played an “Assassin’s Creed” game, this is a great one to start off with. Many people are hoping to continue Arno’s story in the next game.