Ding dong

The so-called Black Box missions were one of the few redeeming features of Assassin's Creed Unity. These multifaceted hits presented you with multiple methods to annihilate your enemies, and they're making a return in Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the latest entry in Ubisoft's sandbox stealth series. This new gameplay from Gamescom 2015 shows exactly how they work.

In it, we see protagonist Evie Frye using her "iconic rope launcher" – Ubisoft's words, not ours – to infiltrate the Tower of London. From there, she's able to select one of several ways to reach her target, and eventually ends up working alongside an impostor guard and gaining entry by "giving herself up" to the sham security. This is not the only method by any means, though.

The problem is, while the mission design looks good, we're a bit concerned by some of the mechanics. The French publisher appears to have cheated its level design by augmenting Evie with the ability to – wait for it – turn invisible in plain sight, which breaks the fiction a bit for us. The artificial intelligence doesn't look especially smart either if we're honest.

That said, we do really like the setting, so we're torn. All we know is that with fellow infiltration escapade Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain due out this year, Ubisoft's not going to get a free pass.

[source youtube.com]