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  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Beyond Good & Evil: Episode 1

    One of the most criminally overlooked games from yesteryear, Beyond Good & Evil is a story-driven adventure that follows a photojournalist named Jade and her mechanic friend Pey'j. We won't spoil where this journey goes, but fans of Zelda, Pokémon Snap, and fun science fiction stories... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a step in the right direction for Ubisoft's annual series – especially considering the disastrous release of Assassin's Creed Unity in 2014. However, Syndicate isn't only good because it avoids the pitfalls of its predecessor; it combines some fun elements... More
  • Blog Post: Five Potentially Crazy Ideas For The Future Of Assassin's Creed

    Annualizing a franchise means having to regularly introduce new ideas to keep it from becoming stale. Each year, Assassin’s Creed introduces a new design philosophy, whether it’s controlling twin siblings, assassinating targets alongside friends, or sailing the high seas, in order to differentiate... More
  • Blog Post: Writings On The Cave Wall – Why 2016 Could Be The Year Of The Caveman

    When Medal of Honor first stormed the beaches of Normandy, it didn't take long before dozens of WWII games were storming retail shelves. When fans grew tired of World War II shooters, it wasn't too long before we were overwhelmed with sci-fi shooters. Gaming trends come and go, but they're... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: 10 Spoiler-Free Tips For Beginners

    With Syndicate hitting retail shelves today, fans of Ubisoft’s franchise are jumping into Victorian London and discovering what’s familiar and what’s new for this year’s installment . For gamers who are just starting the adventure, here’s our advice for how to focus your... More
  • Blog Post: Where Assassin's Creed Should Go Next: The First Civilization

    Now that Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is out in the wild, we wanted to revisit this conversation to get your thoughts on the current state of the Assassin's Creed franchise. This article was originally published on May 9, 2015. I'm growing disenchanted with the Assassin's Creed games,... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Assassin's Creed Syndicate comes out this Friday, and lots of fans are curious whether the series' latest installment is up to snuff. Take a look as Kato, Kyle, and Brian discuss the game's systems, compare it to past titles, and get in a spot of bother. This Test Chamber's footage takes... More
  • Blog Post: Our Hopes & Fears For Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    I'm a fan of the Assassin's Creed series, and with AC Syndicate on the horizon (out October 23) I'm excited to once again dive into the boots of another Assassin fighting against the Templars. There are elements of the game, such as its setting and female playable character, Evie, that I... More
  • Blog Post: One Year Later: The Surprisingly Playable Assassin’s Creed Unity

    Assassin’s Creed Unity was a complete mess at launch. That fact can’t be sugar-coated; an array of technical issues prompted an outcry from gamers – resulting in an apology from Ubisoft and the discontinuation of the planned season pass . The release of barely functional games is not... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed Scriptwriter Corey May Leaves Ubisoft, Joins Certain Affinity

    Corey May, one of the scriptwriters behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise – and one of the best storytellers in the industry – is no longer with Ubisoft. May has left his previous position to become narrative director at Certain Affinity, a studio known mainly for providing co-development... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed Creator Talks Life After Ubisoft, Again

    On the morning of May 7, 2013, Patrice Désilets sensed something was different. Like any other Tuesday, the former Assassin's Creed steward was walking his daughter, Alice, to school before heading to the office to work on his new action/adventure game, 1666: Amsterdam. Unseasonably dry weather... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Pre-Order Bonuses And DLC Are Why I’m Waiting To Buy Batman: Arkham Knight

    I have purchased every Batman Arkham game at launch. I finally sprung for the Collector’s Edition with Arkham Origins, and while it’s not the strongest game in the series, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I’m a big fan of the franchise and how Rocksteady has reinvented licensed games. I’m... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-on With Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Ubisoft brought a playable demo of Assassin's Creed Syndicate to E3, and I spent some time learning about the new systems in place for the next chapter in the prolific series. The mission features protagonist Jacob Frye (the game also stars his sister Evey), and involves taking on the Blighters gang... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap of Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference

    Between the demo of the new "For Honor" IP and Jason Derulo's autotune, there was a lot to cover during Ubisoft's E3 media briefing. Check out Joe and Miller's recap of all the announcements! More
  • Blog Post: We Played Ubisoft's New IP, For Honor

    Ubisoft announced its brand new game, For Honor, at its E3 press conference and we played it to see how it works. If you haven't seen the trailers , For Honor features an alternate history take on battles between knights, vikings, and samurai. The playable demo at E3 only showcased knight faction... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With The Division's Dark Zone

    As The Division's early 2016 release date approaches, Ubisoft is granting hands-on access with the game for the first time. While nearly all of The Divison is PvE co-op, the newly revealed Dark Zone blends in PvP elements as well. It's designed for endgame play, hosting some of the best loot... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

    In 2003, Ubisoft joined forces with Prince of Persia's original creator, Jordan Mechner, to reboot the series – and it was highly successful. A precursor to Assassin's Creed (Patrice Désilets was the creative director on Sands of Time, the original Assassin's Creed, and its sequel... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Video Game Bullshots

    First impressions are important, and game companies want to ensure gamers are excited when a new title is revealed. However, sometimes they go beyond simply putting their best foot forward, releasing doctored screens to generate enthusiasm. It’s an ethically dubious process, since we don’t... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

    The Essentials is Game Informer's weekly recurring feature that takes a look at the most important games the industry has to offer. These games aren't just a ton of fun: Their quality, innovation, and industry influence make them must-play experiences for anyone who wants a greater appreciation... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Cutting The Multiplayer Could Be Great For Assassin's Creed Syndicate

    Yesterday’s reveal of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gave us several details to digest. From new traversal and transportation options to more interesting gang-building activities, Syndicate is looking to add new mechanics that work into the story and Victorian London setting in interesting ways... More
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