From the looks of it you’d struggle to find a famous Victorian face that Ubisoft hasn’t labelled a member of the Assassins in the latest Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer. I mean, even poor old Florence Nightingale, who dedicated her life to healing, has given her backing to a good shivving in Leicester Square.
I happen to love Ubisoft’s warped histories, but authenticity has well and truly been throw out the window with this line-up in the new historical characters trailer. Charles Darwin, eminent thinker Karl Marx, Queen Victoria and Alexander Graham Bell are just some of the famous characters lending Evie and Jacob Frye a hand, as they attempt to claim the London streets back for the working people. Even Charles Dickens doesn’t mind lending some backing to a pack of ruthless murderers. Clearly those novels just aren't paying the bills.
I’ve come to realise recently that I’ve probably got a memory span of roughly 10 months, give or take. After being sick to the death of the formula by the time the credits rolled in Assassin’s Creed Unity, I now find myself eagerly anticipating yet another outing. Well done Ubisoft you hooked me back in, you swines.
That said, from the a visual standpoint Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is certainly visually no better looking than Unity, if not a little worse. Unity was a fine looking game, visual glitches notwithstanding, so this is no bad thing. What it does mean is the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate system requirements should be, fingers crossed, no higher.