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Watch Dogs 2 will “carry on taking risks” says Ubisoft

Creating new gaming IP is a risky businesses but, with just one game to beat, surely creating a sequel to a successful debut should be easy. It shouldn’t, says Watch Dogs’ creative director Jonathan Morin What was the point of Ubisoft’s cyber-noir epic Watch Dogs? Why did creative director Jonathan...

Shape Up review
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Shape Up review

Ignore everything Jillian Michaels has ever told you: getting in shape and losing weight is not fun. In fact, it is routinely the complete opposite. Doing it the hard way – hitting the gym and braving the roads – is a challenge most of us would rather avoid. And doing...

Assassin’s Creed Rogue review
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Assassin’s Creed Rogue review

It’s a shame Ubisoft didn’t put its full weight behind this idea, because it could have been something great. There are hints of the potential of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue all the way through the game. Small moments of clarity where playing as a Templar reveals something interesting about the age-old...

The Crew review
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The Crew review

A pretty respectable technical achievement masquerading as a piece of entertainment, The Crew is the last lot from Ubisoft’s ample release slate for 2014; a year which has seen the launch of the French multinational’s least artistically prosperous offerings in a very long time. Following a nearly unparalleled run of...

Assassin’s Creed Unity review
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Assassin’s Creed Unity review

Ignoring the near-cataclysmic abundance of ruinous bugs and foibles – more on those in a minute – how you end up feeling about Assassin’s Creed: Unity is likely to depend on how you feel about Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. That game, with its morally ambiguous protagonist, novel loot-diving system and...

Far Cry 4 review
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Far Cry 4 review

When Ubisoft finds success, it sure knows how to capitalise on it, and Far Cry 4 is a strong example of this. In fact, so closely it resembles the template set before it with Far Cry 3 that there’s only really one phrase to use to describe the latest open-world...

Rogue’s Gallery – The darkest Assassin’s Creed yet

At the very inception of the Assassin’s Creed franchise was the desire to switch perspective and tell the darker side of a hero’s journey. When creative director Patrice Désilets finished up his latest temporal-tinged swashbuckler Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, he pitched a new direction, namely one that...