Yesterday Heath Hindman of the popular PlayStation-centered PlayStationLifeStyle website wrote why he would be skipping out on Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity, citing the console parity as his main reason for missing out on what is sure to be another excellent installment in the series.
Today, I’m going to tell you why I, and you for that matter, shouldn’t give a damn about console parity. Well, yeah, give a damn, but for Christ sake don’t let it spoil your entertainment.
There are some who takes things way too seriously, the aforementioned Mr Hindman for example. To not buy a game simply because it won’t be utilising the full power of the console you own is just a little bit daft. Personally, I couldn’t care about the resolution or frames-per-second, what matters most to me is if the actual game is good, not what it looks like.
If the gameplay is solid and the story is captivating, then Ubisoft have already done 90% of their job in getting me to buy the product. Of course I appreciate great graphics, who doesn’t? But I wont be letting a few lines of pixels stop me from experiencing a new adventure, especially one that’s set in a city never created within a video game of this size before!
Isn’t that why we play games in the first place? To have fun and be thrilled, mesmerised and have our belief suspended? Made to believe we are the character living in these worlds? What does a few pixels matter if you’re running across the rooftops of Paris, scoring the winning goal for your home country or disarming the bomb at the last second? They don’t, not in the slightest.
If you’re looking forward to Assassin’s Creed: Unity as much as I am, then you’ll be enjoying it no matter what on whichever console you choose and maybe, just maybe, you’ll forget about console parity and have some good old-fashioned fun.
That’s just my thoughts on the matter and I respect the original thoughts of Hindman from PlayStationLifeStyle. Now, what are you’re thoughts? Will you be getting Assassin’s Creed: Unity no matter what? Or will you be giving it a pass? Let us know down in the comments section below.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be releasing on the PS4, Xbox One and PC and will be available from November 11th in North America and November 13th in the UK and Europe. You can pre-order your copy from Amazon UK and Amazon US.