Customization is always a welcome addition to any franchise in my eyes. Giving the player the option to create an armor set, or character, or whatever really sets each player’s play through apart and makes each game feel unique. When I heard the news that this was being added to Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity, my reaction was completely positive and now I’m sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the chance to customize Arno’s armor set.
For those of you who don’t already know, Ubisoft is adding a customizable feature into the newest installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. This feature will allow us to create our own unique Arno and use him in our main game, along side our group of friends, or even completely by ourselves.
Now these pieces of attire are not merely atheistic changes. Although they will make you look different, they also include stats and abilities. For instance, some may be better suited if you’re playing as a more stealth oriented character, whereas some are more focused on armor and making the character a “tank” of sorts.
Right off the bat, I was very excited about this news as my mind has been turning at what Ubisoft is going to bring us. Imagining what all the different pieces look like and what different sets I will be creating has my highly anticipating the release of this game.
This in turn adds a whole new feel to the game as you don’t always have to go in in the shadows. With the right load out, there is a chance that we will be seeing characters that can charge into a huge group of enemies and do some real damage with their heavy weapon and bulky armor.
What I also find really cool about this customization element is what we’ve heard about abilities. For instance, there is one ability that changes eagle vision and turns it into this echo location type of ability that sends out a wave and shows where the enemies are. When your friends are around you, they will also benefit from this and the enemies will show up for them as well.
As you can see, I am very much anticipating something pretty exciting in terms of customization from Ubisoft. If this is done correctly, no two assassins will be the same and it will give Unity a feel that no other AC game has had. All we can do right now is wait, but I can assure you that I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground regarding this topic, so check back regularly to see if anything else has popped up!