Ubisoft: Unity Will Be A Great "Starting Point" For Newbies
Those unfamiliar with the series may ask: "I've never played an Assassin's Creed, so where should I start?"
Well, this year's Assassin's Creed: Unity might actually be the best starting point. In a video posted on Ubisoft's YouTube channel after E3, creative director Alex Amancio talks about the latest entry as being "a new start" and as such, a great opportunity to embrace new fans:
"It's a new start, it's a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day. You've seen a little bit of an evolution with [Assassin's Creed IV:] Black Flag. We're not going to do the same thing. What we're doing with Unity is really the beginning [of] this new cycle of Assassin's Creed games.
I would say that Assassin's Creed Unity is the best entry point for the franchise since [Assassin's Creed 1]."
For the record, you really don't have to have played previous installments to enjoy a new one. While the protagonist has historically been the same (Desmond in present-day), the individual stories aren't really connected; there's an underlying link that chains them all together, but it doesn't affect the basics of each plot.
Assassin's Creed: Unity launches on October 28 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
7/9/2014 10:00:53 PM Ben Dutka