Perhaps it would be best to turn the audio entirely off and enjoy this Assassin's Creed Unity trailer, titled "Experience" and listed as the first in a series, to its full potential. I say that not because the music and sound effects of the trailer are low-quality, they're actually as impressive as ever, but because Creative Director Alex Amancio lays on the hyperbole like Nutella on white bread. It's thick. If your game didn't look amazing, Alex, I just might hold it against you.
The "Experience" trailer does a great job of showing various ways in which Assassin's Creed Unity has evolved on the experience provided in its predecessors. Shown in the video are examples of the tools Ubisoft uses to build cities and some of the resulting architecture. Lighting and ambient effects like fog and shadowing are also clearly improved. Everything has been touched up, from crowd animations and intelligence, to the parkour and fighting skills of each assassin.
Alex's commentary, however, seems more focused on describing a game bigger than life. "Unlocking a new era of gaming," is an actual description he uses for his game. Hell, I'm all for building hype, Alex, but let's keep things in perspective here. Much of what's being shown isn't a drastic improvement over Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, so let's not pretend Unity is breaking any ground. I'd love to know the specifics of what Ubisoft wants to improve. I think a lot of gamers would find more value in those specifics as opposed to generalities and hyperbole.
All that aside, the gameplay in the trailer look awesome. I love the way that the assassin parkour is looking, what with the leaping from buildings and then picking up the trailblazing half-way down the side of a building. The crowd beating on soldiers with household items looked rather fake, but it's still a fun way of letting the crowd be more involved in the environment. Also, dear god, did everyone see Notre Dame? It looks... so beautiful. I want to climb that building forever.
Assassin's Creed Unity is planned for release on October 28 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox One and PC.