10 Incredible Open-Worlds WASTED On Disappointing Video Games
10. Paris - Assassin's Creed: Unity
Although they've righted the ship now, it shouldn't be underestimated just how much of a disaster Assassin's Creed: Unity was for Ubisoft's premier franchise. The game buckled under its own ambition to have city streets littered with NPCs, with the strain its huge, dense world put on the game engine resulting in a title full of bugs and faces that melted straight off characters' skulls.
But one thing which did remain intact during this broken launch was the gorgeous recreation of French Revolution-era Paris the devs had crafted for the game. The attention to detail - just like in most Assassin's Creed games - was astonishing, with both the massive exterior and interiors holding up under scrutiny.
The architecture of the time is of course the biggest highlight, and it was still awesome to climb to the highest peak and sit in wonder at what the artists had created. Unity's vision of highly-populated cities was noble, and it's a shame the final product didn't have the power to support it.