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With the release of the remastered version of Assassin's Creed III last week, we felt it would nice to go back to 2014 to see if Assassin's Creed Unity could run in 4K with a stable framerate with our RTX 2080 Ti and i9 9900K. The result isn't perfect when the game is fully maxed out, but it seems to run smoothly most of the time, which allows to enjoy its beautiful graphics even more. Sure, there are still some small problems here and there (some pop-in issues or weird crowd movement for example), but overall, it's still a pretty impressive title to look at. Also, something we particularly like in this episode is the feeling you have every time the main character jumps, somehow floating a little bit longer than normal in the air, but it makes it even more vertiginous if you see what we mean. Odyssey does not convey the same impression anymore, because the devs have made the character more reactive and dynamic, and in a way, it's a little bit of a shame.

Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2019-04-01 08:12:50
I see you're a man of culture as well. I also love the combat style and animations. Even though it should have had 3 times the variations, given you end up fighting hundreds and hundreds of fights.

Though why didn't you show Assassin's Creed: Unity's Dead Kings?

At many times, it looks almost like real-time CG, specially the cutscenes. Would love to see it in 2160p with all settings maxed, if you don't mind taking it for a spin.
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wingamer25
wingamer25
Commented on 2019-04-01 10:10:13
Waoo - Gorgeous video! Feel like going back in time
Haven't played any AC jet, but maybe I should give it a try...
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RagedSlayer
RagedSlayer
Commented on 2019-04-01 11:15:57
I wouldn't mind if this became a regular thing at gamersyde, revisiting slightly older games in 4k60 :)
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nzweers
nzweers
Commented on 2019-04-01 11:48:18
Looks wonderful. I am always impressed in how well Ubisoft can create another world and Unity is definitely my favorite. I love the Notre Damme and the fancy palaces. It is showing its age a bit being a non-4k game on the ps4/xo. It would be great if they could update it with new textures. They might of course as they just did AC3. They should actually do a remaster of AC1. Now that was interesting. American history is rather boring.
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HR2
HR2
Commented on 2019-04-01 14:02:00
I don't think I like where AC is headed. AC titles used to be all about putting the player in the shoes of an extremely skilled assassin in a good story with plot twists and great visuals as well as smooth and orgasmic takedown animations that felt really empowering. now it has become this so-called "full-on RPG experience" where you have to grind hours upon hours for loots and at the same time tolerate its lack of decent gameplay mechanics and animations. there are much older albeit much better RPG titles on the market that can easily outperform Ubisoft's recent AC titles, even today. The RPG aspect has been added not for the sake of variety and innovation but for the fact that it brings money and longevity to the otherwise downright boring and utterly uninspired genre mish-mash of a game that was AC:Origins.
this is of course just my opinion and there might be people here who have actually enjoyed the last two games.
alas, I really miss those days where I could easily get excited over a new AC announcement. well, I guess now the time is ripe for a brand-new RPG Splinter Cell with tons of loot boxes, microtransaction and GAAS tricks.
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HR2
HR2
Commented on 2019-04-01 14:24:18
also a huge mistake Ubisoft has made is that they continue to disregard their older fanbase. suddenly turning an action-adventure stealth franchise with a huge following that has put their hearts and faith in it, into an RPG series goes to show how little respect they have for their fandom. one might argue that it is their prerogative and it indeed is, but it doesn't make their decision-making seem less idiotic
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phillipstuerzl
phillipstuerzl
Commented on 2019-04-01 18:07:47
Unity was a shame, not because of its state, but because it had so much potential and did a lot that was astounding. It was a truly next gen game, but needed another 6 months - a year. Even now, 3-4 games no AC game has matched it for animation complexity, graphics, and sheer AI/world. There was a lot of potential. It just wasn't quite ready for release. If they'd released Rogue as the main title, then waited a year to release Unity in a less troubled state particularly on console, I think it would've been received quite well.

(The british accents in the english VO was also quite a bad decision, IMO, but otherwise, there was a lot of potential in the game. It was truly daring, and pushed limits of what could be done.)
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phillipstuerzl
phillipstuerzl
Commented on 2019-04-01 18:08:35 In reply to RagedSlayer
Posted by RagedSlayer
I wouldn't mind if this became a regular thing at gamersyde, revisiting slightly older games in 4k60 :)
Amen!
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Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2019-04-01 19:29:19 In reply to HR2
As a fan of the original Action-Adventure games, I actually enjoyed both Origins and Odyssey. Specially Odyssey. However, I do understand the criticisms about grinding and loot as a means of progression.

My suggestion is to just do the main story missions and ignore everything else, unless there's any side content you want to do. If the game throws you a main mission that requires you to grind or do side content, look a guide on how to do it as fast as possible. It's not ideal, but it allows you to ignore most of the RPG and loot mechanics.
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catfish
catfish
Commented on 2019-04-02 00:31:26
Still very impressive looking. I much prefer the current direction of AC going towards RPG, and felt this formula was played out quite a long time ago.
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Voland44
Voland44
Commented on 2019-04-02 09:26:42 In reply to HR2
Posted by HR2
also a huge mistake Ubisoft has made is that they continue to disregard their older fanbase. suddenly turning an action-adventure stealth franchise with a huge following that has put their hearts and faith in it, into an RPG
ahahahahaha! really? FAITH?)))))) i must remind that we now looking at MOST HATED AC EVER. and thats WHY we have origins-odyssey. most praised since ac4 actually

remember how people react at ac4? "nah thats not AC anymore..."
but "such a great game!"
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Voland44
Voland44
Commented on 2019-04-02 09:53:14 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
I do understand the criticisms about grinding and loot as a means of progression.
what grinding? in Unity we have HUNDREDS of chests, and other collectibles.
and what is bad about progression? all AC can be completed with early game gear, the simply dont have any progression at all.

what really BAD about that we cant "do only main missions"? most of the side missions same as main missions or even BETTER. what bad about completing side missions from time to time??? lol odyssey is all about ADVENTURE. so even main quest mean to have side stories!
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Voland44
Voland44
Commented on 2019-04-02 10:08:25
as fan of AC what really sad about new AC - is parkour animation. but since "floating" animation is mostly hated too, i really cant blame ubisoft for being feedback friendly =\
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Sdarts
Sdarts
Commented on 2019-04-02 14:58:21 In reply to Voland44
Posted by Voland44
what grinding? in Unity we have HUNDREDS of chests, and other collectibles. and what is bad about progression? all AC can be completed with early game gear, the simply dont have any progression at all.

what really BAD about that we cant "do only main missions"? most of the side missions same as main missions or even BETTER. what bad about completing side missions from time to time??? lol odyssey is all about ADVENTURE. so even main quest mean to have side stories!
I was referring to Origins and Odyssey, they both have enemy level scaling and a damage system that relies on Gear's stats - specially Odyssey - and if you don't grind to get better loot, you will have a very hard time completing the main missions. At least that's how it was at launch, I know that for Odyssey they patched new enemy level scaling options because a lot of people complained about it.

As someone who has 100% completed every single mainline Assassin's Creed game - including Rogue, Liberation, The Tyranny of King Washington DLCs, Freedom Cry DLC, etc., it's definitely a grind in the past games. But Origins and specially Odyssey take that to another level, I used to spend 1-2 weeks playing an Assassin's Cree game to 100% completion. The first days-week was collecting everything possible - and another 3-4 days or week doing Story and Side Content missions, as well as collecting the last items, since a few are usually story-gated by unlocking a region or additional items.

Origins and Odyssey double or tripled that time! Period. Another game that doubled that time was Unity, which had too much chests - over 300-500 compared to 100 or so from past games - mostly containing shit gear you would never use - and was the beginning of the gear loot and stats on gear for the franchise.

So loot = grind. Hundreds of loot = a lot of grind. I don't believe anyone who knows how games work doesn't know that. I love Odyssey and spent 130 hours with it, but I won't ever play it again. Unity being the 1st, Black Flag was the 2nd game in the franchise that took the longest to collect everything, I clearly remember I started collecting items on a Saturday and only finished collecting items on the next Saturday, playing regularly every day.

There's a reason a lot of people say it feels like another job or call them "collect-a-ton". I love collecting stuff - till a certain point, but I still understand those that hate spending so much time on side content. And I only talked about loot and grind.

Not all side missions are great, actually most are bad to average. Even Odyssey has mostly bad to average side missions. There's over 300 side missions in the game, clearly not all are going to be great. Even The Witcher 3 which is still highly praised for side missions' quaality, and deservedly so, still had a few that weren't good.

From what many people have said, including Gaming press, Odyssey requires you to grind at certain points if you're only doing the Story missions and that might frustrate many people. You also spend a good 10-20 hours at sea and with naval battles even if only doing the story missions, because the ship is slow and the world is so big - the biggest Ubisoft has ever crearted - and you constantly have to go from place to place. The teleport points you unlock are great, the problem is many main missions require you to take someone in the ship, so you can't teleport to a previously visited place, you have to go by ship. Slowly by ship.

I once timed how far a place was by ship and it took me over 10 minutes to get there. But hey...
Posted by Voland44
odyssey is all about ADVENTURE. so even main quest mean to have side stories!
Indeed, everyone feels adventurous with an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment by spending, not wasting, spending 10 minutes just stearing a fictional ship. There's nothing else in the world better to do in those 10 minutes. Again, just for a single mission. There are over 300 side missions in the game. It's so much ADVENTURE to fill a person's whole life. What else can anyone ask for!?!

There are a lot of reasons why people are frustrated or hate the gring, loot, RPG mechanics, Combat, enemy level scaling, ship traversal, ship combat, etc. in Origins and Odyssey - even in the series as a whole. While those don't bother me (too much), I understand all those reasons. You should never look at something you enjoy or even love as if everyone else should feel the same. People are different and while you may enjoy it for certain reasons, others will hate for those exact reasons. So yeah, I understand why many people hate Origins, Odyssey, any Assassin's Creed, any open-world or RPG game for that matter.
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Adam_Frisk
Adam_Frisk
Commented on 2019-04-03 17:21:19 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Indeed, everyone feels adventurous with an enormous sense of pride and accomplishment by spending, not wasting, spending 10 minutes just stearing a fictional ship. There's nothing else in the world better to do in those 10 minutes. Again, just for a single mission. There are over 300 side missions in the game. It's so much ADVENTURE to fill a person's whole life. What else can anyone ask for!?!

There are a lot of reasons why people are frustrated or hate the gring, loot, RPG mechanics, Combat, enemy level scaling, ship traversal, ship combat, etc. in Origins and Odyssey - even in the series as a whole. While those don't bother me (too much), I understand all those reasons. You should never look at something you enjoy or even love as if everyone else should feel the same. People are different and while you may enjoy it for certain reasons, others will hate for those exact reasons. So yeah, I understand why many people hate Origins, Odyssey, any Assassin's Creed, any open-world or RPG game for that matter.
I fell your pain, man. Grinding and level-bound loot are fvkcing the worst.
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2019-04-04 22:41:44
Goat Ass.
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Loakum
Loakum
Commented on 2019-04-06 00:02:48 In reply to HR2
I say AC biggest mistake was firing their original writer, and completely gimp the whole First Civilization storyarc. To this day the modern day segment has suffered.
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