Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: Top Things to Look Forward To

Victorian London

assassins-creed-syndicate-london-horizon-trailer-big-ben-towerVictorian London, the setting for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, is likely to be a great setting for this latest iteration of the Assassin’s Creed series, even if Ubisoft has been criticized for not taking much of a risk with the game’s setting (some gamers were demanding medieval Japan or ancient Egypt as possible locations for a new Assassin’s Creed game). And the city itself will likely be as much a protagonist as any character in the game. After all, part of the joy of playing an Assassin’s Creed game is discovering the sights and sounds of a city in another period of history.

And given Ubisoft’s attention to detail, we surely can expect accurately-modelled versions of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, the Big Ben Tower and other landmarks. And climbing to the top of the Big Ben tower to perform the series’ iconic leap of faith will be easier this time around as the game features the rope launcher, which twin assassins Jacob and Evie can use to get to the top of buildings more rapidly.

GTA in the 19th century

assassins-creed-syndicate-horse-carriageAssassin’s Creed Syndicate in 19th century Victorian London, making it the most modern Assassin’s Creed game yet. So it is likely that the game’s virtual London will be the largest and most detailed city seen in a Creed game to date. But thankfully the twin assassins Jacob and Evie will be able to ride carriages to quickly reach their next mission objective (or do some sightseeing…). And Ubisoft has faithfully recreated the busy streets of Victorian London, with pedestrians and police reacting realistically to the player’s carriage antics.

And it will be possible to hijack those horse-drawn carriage like you would in a GTA game, while being pursued by the police and evading panicked civilians (or not…), and even some sequences will have players fighting on top of carriages, making for some exciting action bits…