It is clear that 2014 was a turning point for the Assassin’s Creed series. Actually, that year saw the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, the first game to hit the then new-gen PS4 and Xbox One.
Assassin’s Creed Unity’s launch was something of a disaster though – the game shipped with a plethora of bugs that ruined the experience for many people at launch back in November 2014. The game is perfectly stable and playable these days, of course, and is actually one of the better entries in the Assassin’s Creed series to date.
Set during the 18th century French Revolution, Unity stars protagonist Arno, who like other Assassin’s Creed characters in the past joins the Assassin order, coming to blows with the Templars, who are looking to control the events going on in Unity’s revolutionary Paris.
And suffice to say that the game’s recreation of Paris is truly beautiful. Actually, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that Assassin’s Creed Unity is one of the best-looking video games released to date, period.
Of course, Unity’s 18th century Paris includes Notre-Dame – the iconic cathedral and one of the major features of the Paris skyline, which sadly was severely damaged in a fire which started earlier this week.
And Ubisoft (the people behind Assassin’s Creed Unity) being a French company, has pledged €500,000 towards the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, as it recently stated on its website.
“Notre-Dame is an integral part of Paris, a city to which we are deeply connected. Seeing the monument in peril like this affected us all”, said Ubisoft. “In light of Monday’s events, we will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well”, added the French company on its website.
Also, Ubisoft is giving away the PC version of Assassin’s Creed Unity until Thursday next week (April 25), so if you’ve yet to play the game you can get a copy here. And you’ll be well advised to do so (if your PC can handle Unity’s system requirements, that is), as this certainly is one of the top Assassin’s Creed games released to date.
Plus, you will get a chance to climb the game’s stunning recreation of Notre-Dame – including the cathedral’s iconic spire which sadly collapsed during this week’s fire – to your heart’s content. And here’s hoping that the real Notre-Dame gets reconstructed to its former glory soon too.