“I’m Going to Live in London” – Preview of Action RPG Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Eh, what do we know about great London? Well, yes, this is the homeland of all sorts of “football players” and the well-known detective Sherlock Holmes. But I know that this is still a “nest” of gopniks and hooligans of different stripes. Let’s now think about what we know about Victorian London? There was an industrial revolution – that’s right, it didn’t come to robots, but for that they began to eat fuel oil for breakfast. Progress? Progress! And they also created a bunch of the first steam engines – yes, the construction of railways began – yeah, (where I put a penny on the rails a little later) and, of course, everyone began to wear cylinders, caps and other boxes on their heads. I am writing this all for a reason, but because I have a question: what the hell are the assassins doing here? In general, if the Ubeisoft company found traces of the confrontation between the Templars and Assassins there, they will also be found in the new preview from the large gaming portal “”!

Let’s start with the main thing – back in 1868, when my distant great-great-great-grandfather squared my great-great-great-grandmother, London was captured by the Templars, of course, everything was secret and with the terms of the license agreement. The Templars, in turn, do not dig in shit themselves, so they have henchmen – London gangs who control different parts of the city. It is these bandits who dance to the tune of the Templars. Naturally, under such tight control, London literally suffocates from the pressure exerted on it by criminal syndicates led by the Templars.

The question arises: who will act as the local Robin Hood? Of course, it will be an assassin, after all, this game is from Ubisoft, although it could also be a hacker, but okay, let’s not talk about that. This time in the series, the main character will not be one, but two. The main characters in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate are the twins, Evie Fry and Jacob Fry, who moved to the capital from the very heart of Crowley County.

However, instead of a luxurious life, the twins get their asses kicked. In addition, the working class of London is already on the very edge of poverty, some people have been left without work at all due to the sharp growth of industry. Therefore, someone, of course, became addicted, someone became a drug addict, and someone went into crime.

Well, and the main characters, not getting a normal job, they decided to go into a criminal life. Having learned who is at the head and who is the “cream” of the criminal society, they decide to subjugate all the groups and overthrow the leaders. This is how the great crusade against the Templars began in London. Of course, all this is not only for the sake of profit and get stuck with coke – London must breathe deeply, so it is necessary to “blow off” all the fingers – the Templars. But every kid knows that in order to sweep away the crowd, the same crowd is needed. So in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate you have to start a gang.

Well, the twins started the gang, and you have to move it up the criminal ladder. The gang is called the Rooks. At the beginning of the game, your gang will not be very large, but for that with great potential and great ambitions. The Rooks’ task is to take control of the entire city, which is divided by local gangs into seven parts. So, friends, towers and outposts are no longer in vogue – now the theme is streets, courtyards, “seeds”, brass knuckles and fists.

“How do you get rid of the gang?” – you ask. Easy! To do this, you need to find local authority and remove him. You will succeed in doing this, as it should be in the series – in different ways. If you want, you can rush to the enemies, thereby arranging a real football brawl, or you can engage in quiet and accurate murder – in the style of assassins.

The tactics of the game this time will change dramatically due to the fact that now there will be two heroes available, between which you can freely switch. Evie and Jacob have their own unique abilities that work differently in each situation. In short, Jacob is a typical kid who doesn’t mind waving his fists and jumping around in bed with London bums. Evie is the real embodiment of an assassin: quiet, calm, sharp, smart. If Jacob has everything to do a big “boil”, then Evie has everything to do the job as secretly and quietly as possible.

And this is only a small fraction of what Ubisoft is preparing. For example, they promise that part of the storyline will be devoted to the relationship of twins. Jacob is a very impulsive hero, he doesn’t mind having fun and beating the fuck **. Evie is always calm and tactically developed, so they complement each other very well. And most importantly, they are hilarious, so you will have some good humor in the game.

By the way, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate now has a completely redesigned movement system. All thanks to the fact that at last there will be a full-fledged, completely moving around the city transport: carts, carriages and much more. Moreover, they will not only be able to drive, but also steal, and even hide inside from enemies. Enemies are not entirely stupid, so they can, for example, climb onto a cart and try to throw you off so that you can devour all the bricks on the ground with your teeth. You can accelerate and knock everyone to hell. In general, in this regard, the game is really cool.

Separately, it is worth talking about the combat system, because it has changed dramatically. Long blades, swords, sabers and swords are gone. Everything, they have sunk into the abyss of darkness, and now they are no longer relevant. Nowadays, dynamic massacre is in vogue, during which you can feel how teeth fly out, noses break and you feel like you yourself (or yourself) snatch on cabbage soup.

As for the heroes themselves, they are not the heroes of the fantastic four, therefore, even despite Jacob’s thirst to beat someone up, they will be able to fuck him up too, and without any problems. You also have to learn to fight, you just won’t be able to attack the crowd, although you will, but nothing good will come of it. By the way, the characters move well, just very realistic. A huge number of movements – pleased and pleases my eye. Combo, finishing moves and other blows – everything is done at a high level.

And of course, it is necessary to tell separately about the stealth part of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. As it was once in Assassin’s Creed: Unity – there will also be tasks to eliminate targets. In the new part, such tasks will be called “black box”. Tasks have many ways and tactics for passing. For example, there will be characters who help to penetrate the territory, or achieve the goal. It will be possible, playing as a sister, pretend to be a captive.

It is impossible not to note how technology has jumped. In terms of technology, the game has grown to an unprecedented level. The crafting system remains. As before, the found resources will be used. Crafting is also possible through microtransactions, which, according to the authors: “They will help to complete the game much faster and easier.” However, I have never heard such nonsense, honestly. Not only have the prices of games now jumped to unprecedented heights, but now they will also have microtransactions. Now I have to tell my children that I lived at a time when it was not necessary to throw money into ordinary games. And although the developers assure that everything that will be in the store can be obtained in the usual game way – I doubt it.


As usual, everything is in the hands of Ubisoft. As usual, they perfectly demonstrate everything at the start and stage of development. Once again, fans of the series will have a bunch of different innovations. Everything can spoil only portions of bugs, lags and errors, as it was in the previous part. After playing the demo version of the game, it became clear to me that artificial intelligence is far from perfect, but I hope everything will change for the better. In any case, we are waiting for the release of the game and hope that Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will not get the same mess as it once did with Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

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