Banedon wrote:So I played all the Assassin's Creed games up through Black Flag, but skipped Rogue and Unity. Thinking about snagging Syndicate. Am I missing anything if I don't play Rogue/Unity first?
I loved Rogue, but it was essentially Black Flag in the North Atlantic or maybe a mix between AC3 and Black Flag. There were a couple of new features and the general story of Assassins and Templars is flipped on its head, but in for the most part its a very similar game.
Unity was a useless piece of crap. I tried to block out any memories of even playing that game, but they keep coming back in my nightmares. Just a boring, buggy game. The only thing going for it in my mind is fantastic graphics, but that doesn't begin to make up for the numerous missteps the game made (completely uninteresting story, buggy game play, stupid integrations with even more boring mobile games or in game purchases to open the best chests get the best items, every damn mission was the same - go into a building kill a bunch of guys rinse and repeat). It was either the greatest or most pathetic achievement of my life that I willed myself to complete the game. I award that game no points and may God have mercy on Ubisoft's souls.
I approached Syndicate with much trepidation and came away pleasently surprised. Much more enjoyable game with a decent story, missions that had a lot of unique elements, no major glitches, etc. I'd recommend.