Assassin’s Creed Unity’s storyline takes place during the French Revolution, with its main plot spanning multiple years throughout its course. Our main protagonist Arno is hit by tragedy at a young age, and after being brought up by a Templar surrogate-father Arno soon finds himself in the middle of a conflict that has been raging for hundreds of years. After being framed in connection to a crime he didn’t commit Arno is approached by the Assassin’s Brotherhood, who recruit him and train him in the arts of the Assassin’s. Divided between following the creed and seeking redemption, Arno tries to seek out the individuals responsible for his tragedies, but soon he finds himself entangled in a plot that is much bigger than himself.
It’s implied narrative seems incredibly interesting at first glance, but a few chapters into the story players may find that the contents of its narrative aren’t as intriguing as one may expect. Arno’s story starts off with quite an interesting premise, and the conflicts and events early on in the story seem quite interesting. The son of an Assassin brought up by a Templar with the love of his life being one of them, and whilst these ideas sound great, Unity never seems to properly delve into the depths of these concepts.
At first glance Arno seems similar to Ezio as a character, and whilst Arno isn’t exactly unlikeable, his story doesn’t give the player much to go on from. His initial conflict at the start of the narrative is a great foundation for a conflicted and relatable character, but the subsequent chapters in his story lack a sense of depth that’s able to keep players interested in him as a protagonist.