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I played it for the first time earlier this year on my series x and I agree, after all this time, the widely reported buggyness at launch is gone. The frame rate is a solid 60. It looks gorgeous. It plays... fine.

The story though. What a criminally wasted opportunity... the sheer squandering of potential considering the period (and the speculated templar involvement in the French revolution) is astonishing. Instead we get a tepid Romeo and Juliet tale. Templar and Assassin fall in love. Etc. etc.

Overall. Better than AC3. Perhaps better than AC4 even (just)... but that's as far as I'd go.

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I think that Lucy has been a Brit in the US longer than I (4 years in my case)... and perhaps because it is something I notice in myself (with mixed feelings about it), I think her accent (or perhaps more accurately her intonation) is starting to Americanize.

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Cloudpunk doesn't even break the top 50... ? slightly surprising

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@humanity said:

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ALSO

I know Alex seems to really dislike Unity and I agree that the story is absolute garbage - the overarching AC story - but the incidental stuff and the city, parkouring etc was actually pretty great once the patches rolled in. Paris is beautiful and the revolution setting worked really well in concert with the assassin stuff. They also do have some nice historical tie-ins like storming the Bastille. I think it's a lot more interesting than Syndicate and the most "Assassin Creedy" before they started experimenting with the formula.

Unity is absolutely worth checking out in its current state, especially playing on current-gen consoles which provide rock-solid 60FPS and HDR improvements. I just played through Unity for the first time on Series X and did rather enjoy it... although all of that said, I will agree with Alex that given the rich possibilities for 'almost' history with the Illuminati being connected to the French revolution... that the potential was somewhat squandered.

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This was the only game in the series that held my attention and interest long enough for me to see it through to the end. In fact, I ditched 1 and 2 after less than 5 hours of play each.

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My memory of playing through this was that if it was supposed to be fan service then I was likely not the kind of fan that they were aiming to serve. The switch in tone and character discontinuity didn't feel satisfying to me at all.

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I had exactly the same reaction. Technically competent but without any of the hooks that got me into Doom 2016 so intensely.

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@skroll: mine also. Best game I've played in years and years.

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Interesting concept but in practice this game isn't all that fun to actually play.

I bailed after 3 hours and am really quite confused by the positive critical reception this game received. Sure it is conceptually intriguing and quite novel but overall this wasn't a fun experience.

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good point about experiences and time