Assassin's Creed Unity Guillotine-all

I got Unity free with my Xbox and didn't play it til over a year after I owned it. It shines best when you allow yourself to be sidetracked and explore. I put a considerable amount of time into it, beating the main story and the DLC. It ended up being one of those games where I was kicking myself for not playing it sooner.

I had a very poor taste in my mouth from AC3 and had a hard time getting into Black Flag, so I didn't expect to like Unity as much as I did.

Well, thanks to the numerous problems in the months after it launched, you did it right. Only downside is that you probably missed out on some good co-op. Many of the launch problems were fixed early, but it took until after the final DLC launched to fix a couple of bugs that were preventing me from getting 100% in the game.

Is anyone here in the GWJ ACU club on PS4 who can invite me and promote me so I can do invites? The club leader is "Cube139" but according to their PSN profile, they have been inactive for nearly a year.

It looks like Unity will be SallyNasty's game of the month for March, so I'd like to have a club available for anyone who's playing so we can get the club bonuses when playing co-op. I suppose I could create my own club, but then we wouldn't have the awesome [GWJ] tag.

It's me. I think I still have the game on my PS4, if I don't I'll have to re-download it and get on.

I'll check tonight.

Thanks!

BadKen wrote:

Is anyone here in the GWJ ACU club on PS4 who can invite me and promote me so I can do invites? The club leader is "Cube139" but according to their PSN profile, they have been inactive for nearly a year.

It looks like Unity will be SallyNasty's game of the month for March, so I'd like to have a club available for anyone who's playing so we can get the club bonuses when playing co-op. I suppose I could create my own club, but then we wouldn't have the awesome [GWJ] tag.

I'll be up for co-op. Much as I loved Wolfpack, glad they appear to have gotten rid of competitive MP.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Is anyone here in the GWJ ACU club on PS4 who can invite me and promote me so I can do invites? The club leader is "Cube139" but according to their PSN profile, they have been inactive for nearly a year.

It looks like Unity will be SallyNasty's game of the month for March, so I'd like to have a club available for anyone who's playing so we can get the club bonuses when playing co-op. I suppose I could create my own club, but then we wouldn't have the awesome [GWJ] tag.

I'll be up for co-op. Much as I loved Wolfpack, glad they appear to have gotten rid of competitive MP.

The Co-Op in Unity is brilliant! The most fun have had in an AC game.

So now with AC3 Remastered completed, I started Unity today! Played through the first couple sequences and Arno is now officially an assassin. So far the game seems pretty good and I love the whole atmosphere of Revolutionary France! I loved going into the window of a building to get a chest and having the people in there start complaining at me in French and making gestures, probably very rude ones!

There was one part during Arno's initiation ritual that I thought might harbor an eagle spirit flight, but thankfully no eagles appeared (and no canoes either, for which I'm very grateful.)

And BEST of all! Arno so far actually goes where he is supposed to go when I direct him there, at least for the most part. And second best is that he does NOT have to SWIM from place to place (or battle a canoe) for which I am VERY grateful!

(I actually like canoes...and eagles...and eagle spirits in real life. And the South Florida eagle cam is wonderfully uplifting!)

Yeah, they improved the traversal significantly in Unity. Many people say that Unity has the best traversal. In Syndicate, they added the hook, which means that you don't have to climb very much, you can just zip from roof to roof. In Origins and Odyssey, you can climb pretty much anything and the character is glued to whatever you're climbing.

I actually prefer the "climb anything" approach, because one of my frustrations with the game has always been accidentally plummeting to my death because of a misclick.

BadKen wrote:

Yeah, they improved the traversal significantly in Unity. Many people say that Unity has the best traversal. In Syndicate, they added the hook, which means that you don't have to climb very much, you can just zip from roof to roof. In Origins and Odyssey, you can climb pretty much anything and the character is glued to whatever you're climbing.

I actually prefer the "climb anything" approach, because one of my frustrations with the game has always been accidentally plummeting to my death because of a misclick.

Or playing the "Let's leap around and see if we can find the way up" game! It's annoying when you see a mid-sized shrub you should be able to easily leap over and Avaline...yes, this happens all the time in the Bayou...comes to a dead stop, puts her hands up against the "air" like she's a mime in a box, and stops dead in her tracks, all because a plant won't allow her to pass!

So I'm very pleased with Arno so far!

Unity was great. Granted I came to it late after everything was patched up, but Paris is gorgeously done. You’re gonna have a great time.

Yes, don't listen to the hate - Unity was awesome. If you get a chance, the co-op missions are actually pretty fun, too.

SallyNasty wrote:

Yes, don't listen to the hate - Unity was awesome. If you get a chance, the co-op missions are actually pretty fun, too.

The co-op missions and gameplay were the most fun I have had in any assassin's creed game. Because of that, Unity is still my favorite of the series.

I suppose the co-op missions will depend on whether or not there is anyone on XB1 willing to play them with me when I get to that point.

Eleima wrote:

Unity was great. Granted I came to it late after everything was patched up, but Paris is gorgeously done. You’re gonna have a great time.

I was so impressed with Paris when I got there in the game! (Though I also liked Versailles too!) Of course, I spent a bit of time standing amidst a herd of goats admiring them. I'm guessing goats don't wander through Paris nowadays though.

I just LOVE how the guards interact with people other than Arno!! Was walking along in Paris following the woman Lenormand and heard guards yelling out comments. I figured they were about to come after me, but no! They were arguing with some people there on the street and it had nothing whatsoever to do with me!

I'm starting to figure out how to use different weapons and things like smoke bombs and the like. I was super confused about the hidden blade but I guess it just happens automatically now under certain assassination conditions. I didn't know we had to "buy" skills like lockpicking until I just happened across it in a menu while buying supplies from a shop, and now I'm saving up for double assassination.

I don't really get the boosts though. Says they only last for 3 minutes, so I guess we just buy those if we need it in the middle of combat or in some sticky situation, and I'm not really sure how we get all the different currencies so don't want to spend anything just testing something out.

I guess there is one other thing that I'm a bit confused about concerning the combat. Did they completely take out countering attacks? I just keep pressing B and A to parry and dodge at random whenever someone comes at me and then attack until someone comes at me again, but I'm not really sure if that's a good strategy as I really don't know what I'm doing (which is typical for me!) and tend to get killed half of the time whenever there are multiple opponents and I don't use a smoke bomb.

Heh... it's been so long, I don't even remember the combat changes! I think that's a sign I need to play again.

I had to look it up because I remembered combat in Unity being different but not how. So, you can parry but it doesn't have the same counter mechanic as other AC games where a counter automatically triggers an animation and damage to the enemy. It makes the combat more active, but I am a big counter fan so am glad they added it back in for Syndicate (which I am working through now)

I like countering too, so it's weird not having it...the parry just doesn't seem as good, but I suppose I'll get used to it!

I went back into AC3 Remastered just a little while ago to play that extra Connor mission before uninstalling and I've already gotten confused because I kept pressing A to dodge when coming up against an axe guy when it's B that dodges (or counters, though these guys can't be countered) and kept getting in trouble.

So maybe I'm already getting used to Unity's controls!

bekkilyn wrote:

I guess there is one other thing that I'm a bit confused about concerning the combat. Did they completely take out countering attacks? I just keep pressing B and A to parry and dodge at random whenever someone comes at me and then attack until someone comes at me again, but I'm not really sure if that's a good strategy as I really don't know what I'm doing (which is typical for me!) and tend to get killed half of the time whenever there are multiple opponents and I don't use a smoke bomb.

I used so many berserk darts to avoid combat in Unity. If I had to get into a brawl, smoke bomb and assassinate everyone in the confusion.

bekkilyn wrote:
Eleima wrote:

Unity was great. Granted I came to it late after everything was patched up, but Paris is gorgeously done. You’re gonna have a great time.

I was so impressed with Paris when I got there in the game! (Though I also liked Versailles too!) Of course, I spent a bit of time standing amidst a herd of goats admiring them. I'm guessing goats don't wander through Paris nowadays though.

No, they do not. Or at least they didn't, but with the lockdown, nature has been... Nope, can't do it, sorry, can't type that with a straight face.

bekkilyn wrote:
Eleima wrote:

Unity was great. Granted I came to it late after everything was patched up, but Paris is gorgeously done. You’re gonna have a great time.

I was so impressed with Paris when I got there in the game! (Though I also liked Versailles too!) Of course, I spent a bit of time standing amidst a herd of goats admiring them. I'm guessing goats don't wander through Paris nowadays though.

Would you accept sheep as a substitute?

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/fr...

Eleima wrote:
bekkilyn wrote:

I was so impressed with Paris when I got there in the game! (Though I also liked Versailles too!) Of course, I spent a bit of time standing amidst a herd of goats admiring them. I'm guessing goats don't wander through Paris nowadays though.

No, they do not. Or at least they didn't, but with the lockdown, nature has been... Nope, can't do it, sorry, can't type that with a straight face. :D

LOL

kazooka wrote:

Would you accept sheep as a substitute?

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/fr...

Awesome!!!

I have yet to see sheep in AC: Unity, but now I know to keep my eye out for them too.

Okay, I'm just really loving the atmosphere in this game. Did a few side missions and the gothic 18th century feel was just amazing with murders in monasteries, severed heads that need to be tracked down, and I'm pretty sure that Lenormand woman is who the card deck of the same name is named after. Even saw a couple of references to Dumas in Arno's equipment options, and I feel tempted to pull out some readings in Victor Hugo.

Oh yeah, I really loved all the references in the game. And de Sade is a delightful character (delightfully saucy and kind of evil). His voice actor is très bon! Just wait until you get to the missions involving him. He even has a part in the DLC!

kazooka wrote:
bekkilyn wrote:

I was so impressed with Paris when I got there in the game! (Though I also liked Versailles too!) Of course, I spent a bit of time standing amidst a herd of goats admiring them. I'm guessing goats don't wander through Paris nowadays though.

Would you accept sheep as a substitute?
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/fr...

Oh my gosh, I had no idea that was a thing!

I'm really liking these murder mysteries and analyzing the clues and figuring out who to accuse and the storylines around them.

Also did another mission for Madame Lenormand!

Really glad you guys are enjoying it. Oddly for me this was the weakest of all the AC games. The story just never seemed interesting and the characters didn't click for me. Fair play it did look gorgeous though.