I debated with myself the merits of posting a review this long after release date, but two things persuaded me. 1) the PC version isn’t out yet, and as such there’s probably a large portion of people who have yet to decide on whether or not they’re picking this up. And (perhaps more importantly), 2) I’m willing to put money on the fact that last year’s Assassin’s Creed Unity burnt many franchise fans; enough so that you aren’t willing to take a gamble on another new release a mere 12 months later. That’s not even considering those who haven’t picked up an Assassin’s Creed in a few years; is it worth you lot jumping into Syndicate as well?
The great news is that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is good. The caveat here is that it inherits many of the problems that have been a part of this franchise for years. While it’s a much better game than last year’s Unity, it’s still quite a way off from the series’ highpoints of Assassin’s Creed II and the more recent Black Flag. That being said, Syndicate shines in other areas.