Assassin's Creed Syndicate video showcases new powers


— 10:00 AM on August 10, 2015

Heads up, fans of sneaking and stabbing games everywhere. There's a new video of Dishonored 2 Assassin's Creed Syndicate's gameplay out, showcasing the game's Victorian setting and some of its distinctive gameplay features. The clip shows us several ways of going about a mission in the shoes of master assassin Emily Kaldwin Evie Frye. Check it out:

Now, there may be more than a few comparisons to be made to other games here, and whether seemingly magical powers belong in the Assassin's Creed universe is a topic that might spark some discussion. But let's focus on the good stuff.

The graphics and overall ambience look to be quite well done, and since we'll be playing on PCs, we'll probably get to turn the eye candy knobs a little further. The noise indicators overlaid on the character are pretty neat, and so is the extra mobility provided by the grappling hook. The superpowers are bound to be a point of contention, however. While Dishonored showed us that it's possible to have both magical powers and sneaky-stabby gameplay, whether Syndicate's mission structure will seamlessly integrate both is anyone's guess.

The fact that Eagle Vision immediately spells out the mission options for the player might deter one from exploring, potentially turning missions into a "choose a prize door" kind of thing. You can't say that Syndicate doesn't look interesting, though.

   
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