Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 16:32:
How does Syndicate compare to Black Flag?
I loved Black Flag due to its piratical theme and ship combat. However, what I hated was the wonky controls and chasing after shit (like the shanties).
I've played every AC and Black Flag was the high point of the series. If you liked the ship stuff and didn't like the other stuff, you'll hate the newer games. Buy Rogue cheap as it's basically Black Flag II.
I did not care for Syndicate that much. Even by AC standards, it was hyper repetitive, essentially having you do the same half dozen tasks over and over again. The writing was also weak and while I liked Evie, they went the sitcom hyper stereotype route of making the woman character smart, thoughtful and strategic while the male was is a brash idiot whose lack of forethought into anything literally sets back their plans on multiple occasions. Heaven forfend Ubisoft not wildly overcompensate for last year's offendatron brigade of Unity not having a playable female character. Now we have one but they had to make the male an idiot to compensate and they also made half the gang enemies women, throwing any attempts at period accuracy aside because hey, we wouldn't want to offend anyone with things being how they actually were in the time we're supposed to be reliving. I think Syndicate did some things better than Unity and I think Unity did some things WAY better than Syndicate. Definitely don't buy either anywhere near full price. The PC version of Syndicate is miles ahead of even post-patch Unity though.