No one deserves to be singled out for their appearance, and Ubisoft clearly believes passionately in that sentiment. Recognising that the Hunchback of Notre Dame has been persecuted for centuries based on his unusual exterior, the French firm has decided that the ugly individual deserves some company – and so these Assassin’s Creed Unity oddities are the publisher’s response.
The best thing about the PlayStation 4 is that it makes it incredibly easy to capture clips or images from your games, and while this has mostly been used to catalogue the beauty of titles such as inFAMOUS: Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered, well, it’s being employed for more nefarious means in Ubi’s latest open world escapade.
Y’see, while Arno Dorian’s induction into the Assassin Order is perfectly playable, it has problems – big problems. From a framerate that regularly dips into the 20s to texture pop-in so obvious that you’ll feel like you’re playing a PSone title at times, the game’s a bit of a technical mess. We’ll leave it to Digital Foundry to detail those issues, though, and leave you with these more obvious clangers.
It’s not a spoiler to say that protagonist Arno’s father dies at the start of Assassin’s Creed Unity, but we think that we know why he was murdered. While the dignitary may appear caring and dependable when he hands his son a pocket watch, this image clearly proves that he’s harbouring a deep, dark secret – namely that he doesn’t actually have any facial features. Kill him with fire.
Kiss of death
Don’t do it, Elise – Arno actually harbours his father’s unfortunate ailment as well. While that thick guyliner and roguish grin may be convincing, the character reveals his true colours when he leans in for a swift snog with Ms. De LaSerre.
Hair we go
When he’s not trying to cover for his lack of facial features, Arno actually works as a model for the yet-to-be-founded hair and makeup company, L’Oreal. In this image, the character shows off his long locks, which appear to put fairytale favourite Rapunzel’s to shame.
Arno is an assassin that’s at one with the world, as evidenced by this image in which he’s positioned inside the peak of a Parisian building. While previous characters such as Ezio and Edward Kenway have had to do with hiding in bushes and hay, our French freedom fighter need only pretend that he’s a gargoyle in order to avoid detection by the local constabulary.
Have you found any creepy Assassin’s Creed Unity glitches? Which of these frightening pictures is your favourite? Freak out in the comments section below.