Now I got that out of the way on to Syndicate, and in this game it focuses on the Frye twins Evie and Jacob. Evie is more about stealth and Jacob is more forward.
This year the game is in London at the turn of the century. I see the AC games more of a "History Simulation" then a "stealth game" and notable this year are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or "Artie" , Karl Marx, Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale and Alexander Gram Bell, he serves as your "Q" in the game. One of my favorite "side quests" in AC Syndicate are the Dreadful Crimes. New to Syndicate:)
I also wanted to mention the dlc in Syndicate you get a chance to go after one of London's notorious villains Jack the Ripper. I did not get a chance to play it unfortunately.
One new thing to AC this year is the Rope Launcher or Grappling Hook and you can see it demonstrated in the video below.
One thing I do appreciate about the AC games, their is no "do over" meaning you can't replay missions. So you have to get it right, the first time. Which is both good and frustrating because it will effect you awards. Another thing I hate is having to give "feedback" on every single mission.
Now IF Ubisoft was actually paying attention to the feedback that would be different. It almost reminds me of a person or pet that needs constant reassurance that your doing a "good job" basically a pat on the head.
The main reason and only reason to play AC syndicate is because of the story's main protagonists Evie and Jacob. And the rest of the game is typical AC through and through.
The fact that AC is going to skip a year is a good thing hopefully, both for gamer's and Ubisoft. Even though their will not be a "main" AC title this year? Their will be plenty of AC games to play in 2016.
I rented this game and I am glad I did. Because I never feel that AC games are never worth actually buying. At one time I did buy AC Black Flag and promptly returned it with in a few days. AC games are a fanboy title , now that's not to always say that this game is strictly for the fanboys but then again I'm not saying that. All that a side , I relay did enjoy AC Syndicate , mainly because of Evie and Jacob. And that's the reason to once again play AC Syndicate.
So until 2017 ? I will not be back with another AC review, because I really have no desire to play Chronicles.
Peace Out! Annihilation Gaming:)