Hello good chaps, welcome to the world of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, a world created this time in Victorian London! This is a setting that many fans have wanted to see for many years, me being one of them, and it seems that Ubisoft do take fans’ opinions into consideration when deciding a setting for games. Next time Ubisoft… World War, just saying… Let’s move onto the game now. This world begins with two twins called Jacob and Evie Frye, who both are members of the order of assassin’s, the game begins with you taking on two separate missions between the brother and sister. This is the perfect introduction to these two characters as they both play slightly differently, with Jacob, he’s more of a fisticuffs guy who will punch people out. With Evie however, she fights with a cool cane and basically whips the hell out of any enemy, through the game you can however change this up so both fight with fists or canes, this is completely up to you.
This is the first game in the franchise I was pumped to play, mostly due to the setting, even it if meant there was going to be no ships involved. It may be a bit of a dealbreaker for certain fans if the ships are just completely gone, other than the ones going up and down the Thames. I found it refreshing to go back to basics in a way with this title just to free run all around London trying to find the best ways to get from A to B, especially with the added tool called the Rope Launcher, which to be fair is basically Batman’s Rope Gun.
I love Victorian London, and it feels fantastic just to run around the place, I especially love Jacob’s awesome tweed coat! Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate also has a fantastic tip of the hat to Edward Kenway, where you’ll get to visit his home and look around, see what he kept from his voyages and of course see some pirate stuff! This title had no room at all to bring in past characters except for Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane who have been in quite a few games so far in the series. Two of my favourite characters in this game are the brother and sister twins who are really great additions to the assassin’s franchise. My favourite character though by far is the young Arthur Conan Doyle, mostly because I’m a Sherlock Holmes superfan, and I was supremely happy to see him in a game!