Aug 17, 2015 05:53 PM EDT

‘Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’ Reviews: New Technology & Gameplay Updates Made It Better Than ‘Unity?’

By Alex Cruz

It appears that "Assassin's Creed Syndicate" was well received by many gamers compared with "Assassin's Creed Unity." According to reviews, updates were done to make it better than its predecessor.

For one, it was said that Ubisoft took advantage of a newer technology. At the 2015 Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH), Ulrich Haar and Sebastian Aaltonen of Ubisoft Entertainment shed some light about the kind of technology that was used.

AnvilNext Engine is included, and as per the report on Gaming Bolt, that enabled the developers to push the object ten times more compared with "Assassin's Creed Unity."

The same site reported that Ubisoft's updates to the engine will be making "Assassin's Creed Syndicate" even better. The company will reportedly work on a batch friendly data in addition to the DX12.

Moving on to the gameplay updates, "Assassin's Creed Syndicate" reportedly changed its visuals and combat — a move which made the whole gaming experience remarkable. At the Gamescom, guests were given the chance to take on the game as Evie Frye, the protagonist of the game and the sister of Jacob.

For some who had a first-hand trial experience of the new game, the experience was remarkable. PowerUp Gaming spoke with a member of the development team, and was told that the introduction of the grappling hook provided the protagonist Evie with an alternative way to cross the sections of the Victorian environment quickly and easily.  

The review also stated that the combat experience was defined as "fresher" and more "stylish." The battle experience was described as closely similar with "Devil May Cry" and "God of War."

The gameplay of Syndicate may have been developed through some ambiguous contextual reasoning, yet it was still described as superior compared with "Unity."

The development team of "Assassin's Creed" certainly learned from the mistake of the previous games, according to Xbox Achievements. The stories and characters were interesting; however, reviews have indicated that it's almost identical to other games.

Nonetheless, the improvements made were quite impressive.

"Assassin's Creed Syndicate" release date was set on Oct. 23 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, VG 247 reported.

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