The Assassin’s Creed franchise is in an uncommon state. The previous two video games have characteristic protagonists that aren’t and don’t develop into Assassins. There’s even sufficient time, narratively talking, to make Eivor and Kassandra Hidden Ones in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s DLC, however that doesn’t fairly change the truth that neither of them performs like Assassins.
The transfer from action-adventure to motion RPG has muddied the waters of the franchise’s identification, regardless of how one approaches the sport. Beyond all of that, it hasn’t actually been a lot concerning the Assassins or the Templars, both. Many are involved concerning the franchise dropping its identification, and with good cause. While Valhalla remains to be getting assist, Assassin’s Creed Infinity guarantees to be the following stage in AC’s lifecycle, and nobody is aware of what that can seem like.
In the meantime, followers typically lament that there are so few video games on the market that scratch the actual itch of Assassin’s Creed. The gameplay, lore, and extra have been as soon as so integral that they outlined the expertise, and lots of really feel a few of that’s misplaced. To twist a dagger within the state of affairs, Ubisoft is clearly conscious of its roots. Not solely was there an “AC” Easter egg in The Siege of Paris that additional break up followers, however it appears that evidently Watch Dogs: Legion is ready to characteristic extra true-to-roots Assassin’s Creed content material than the franchise itself is.
Watch Dogs: Legion’s Darcy of the Assassin Brotherhood
Fans have identified that Watch Dog: Legion would characteristic an Assassin’s Creed crossover for fairly a while now, however with Darcy lastly arriving on August 24, all the new particulars sound mightily spectacular on paper. While Darcy is non-canon, it’s not clear why. Many imagine that Watch Dogs is basically modern-day Assassin’s Creed, and Darcy is clearly profiting from that concept. Ubisoft would do properly to embrace it at this level, however because it stands, the 2 rivers are separated.
Darcy is a modern-day member of the Assassin Brotherhood, descended from Jacob Frye. She’s not the one considered one of Frye’s family alive in London, as Sandra Cassidy is a playable, skilled Hitman who can be associated to Jacob Frye. Darcy is a little more than simply considered one of Watch Dogs: Legions’ recruitable NPCs although, as she comes along with her personal story and world missions.
Through these Watch Dogs: Legion story components, gamers as Darcy shall be going up in opposition to a contemporary Templar, discovering Assassin bureaus, and using traditional synchronization gameplay in some trend. In different phrases, whereas Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is the newest time interval in a mainline AC sport (with AC Chronicles: Russia holding that spot general ), Darcy finds herself in essentially the most trendy gameplay setting but.
To step into an Assassin’s sneakers as soon as extra, gamers can return to AC Unity or AC Syndicate (or sooner). Theoretically, they’ll even play Assassin’s Creed Origins, as Bayek is nearer to Assassin gameplay as a proto-Hidden One than both Kassandra or Eivor. Or, beginning August 24, it appears they’ll play Watch Dogs: Legion. The writers have talked about that they take a number of liberties along with her character since she isn’t canon, however she definitely sounds extra Assassin-y than some latest AC protagonists.
Darcy, An Assassin Protagonist
As a part of her personal DLC along with her personal story, Darcy is a playable Assassin protagonist. Jacob and Evie Frye have been the final this time occurred with no half-measures (similar to being a proto-Hidden One). She even comes outfitted with a Hidden Blade, and whereas it’s onerous to think about Watch Dogs: Legion working in lots of parkour for her, it’s onerous to not see her for all the things she is.
And, merely put, that’s a character designed with Assassin’s Creed in thoughts. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how she claims that identification in Watch Dogs: Legion, and whether or not or not her story can dwell as much as previous video games is up within the air. Still, for followers of the franchise, she appears value trying out.
Watch Dogs: Legion is accessible now for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.