In the latest case of a dodgy remaster, The Ezio Collection sees Ezio whitewashed, unable to climb properly, and… what’s wrong with that guy’s face?
Ubisoft are no stranger to nightmarish visuals. The ghastly glitches in Assassin’s Creed Unity cannot be unseen – no matter how hard we try – and now they’re at it again in Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection.
In Ubisoft’s defence, they aren’t the only ones to have issues with a remaster. Most recently, The BioShock Collection had some issues around performance and weird visual artefacts, but that’s nothing compared to how weird some things have become in The Ezio Collection.
Exhibit A: Ezio has been rather whitewashed, appearing significantly whiter than his original, olive-skinned Mediterranean appearance, and we’re not really sure why.
Exhibit B: Something disturbing is happening with Ezio’s climbing. As well as it being somewhat broken and getting stuck in weird positions, he’s all weird angles and jerky movements, like some sort of demonic mutation.
Exhibit C: And then there’s this chap. No words needed, right?
He actually looks a bit like British politician (and professional Pob impersonator) Michael Gove.
That’s disturbing. The Ezio Collection is going to give us nightmares.
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