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I didn't expect much when I tossed the latest installment of the Assassins Creed franchise into my PS4 last week. By the time I got around to playing it Swenor had sung it's praises and Tristan let everyone on The Block Party know that he was having a good time with the game, but I still had my doubts. After all Swenor hasn't strapped the blade to his arm since he was guiding Ezio around town and Tristan is a chronic dabbler, which led me to think the game was front loaded with awesome that would fade with time.
So it came as a big surprise when I found myself wanting to play more Syndicate as I worked my way through Halo 5. Instead of getting involved in a game that I haven't played in 10 years, I wanted to run around London doing the same menial tasks I do every year. So what makes this game different, I don't know, the characters and city maybe? All I know is that I had a good time playing the dual role of Jacob and Evie as they attempt to take down the big baddie of London.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One and is scheduled to be released on PC near the end of November.
During my time with the game I didn't experience any game breaking bugs nor did I think the frame-rate was out of line.
RELEASED: October 22 2015 | SYSTEM: PS4 | SINGLE PLAYER: 3:25 | MULTIPLAYER: N/A
When I turned this game off for the last time I had mixed feelings. I enjoyed the world much more than I thought I would and found myself really getting into the main characters. The game however, might be too Assassins Creedy for me to get back into any time soon. If you haven't played an Assassins Creed game on the current generation of consoles, I whole heartily think this is a worthy game for you to dive into. Anyone else, it all depends on how much of the Assassins Creed formula you can tolerate. I'm probably going to dive back into this one once the holiday rush dies down since I really did enjoy my time with it.