Assassin's Creed Unity is 79p on Xbox One, how is it so cheap?

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Once again, the CDKeys website is selling the Xbox One version of Assassin's Creed Unity for 79p ($1).

It's never this price for any other platform, it's always the Xbox One version.

How are they able to acquire the codes and sell them on at such a price?
 
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Once again, the CDKeys website is selling the Xbox One version of Assassin's Creed Unity for 79p ($1).

It's never this price for any other platform, it's always the Xbox One version.

How are they able to acquire the codes and sell them on at such a price?
I will gladly accept a US code if you end up with a spare :)
 

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Once again, the CDKeys website is selling the Xbox One version of Assassin's Creed Unity for 79p ($1).

It's never this price for any other platform, it's always the Xbox One version.

How are they able to acquire the codes and sell them on at such a price?
Must be the fact that Microsoft had a marketing deal for this game and the resulting Xbox One bundle just didn't sell at all. Hence there are a lot of these codes floating around unsold, which lowers the price.
 
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Must be the fact that Microsoft had a marketing deal for this game and the resulting Xbox One bundle just didn't sell at all. Hence there are a lot of these codes floating around unsold, which lowers the price.
The bundle actual did sell a ton. Just that they made even more.
 
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Must be the fact that Microsoft had a marketing deal for this game and the resulting Xbox One bundle just didn't sell at all. Hence there are a lot of these codes floating around unsold, which lowers the price.
The bundle can sell and still generate a lot of codes. I know I bought the bundle and sold my code here on gaf when the system came out, kept black flag.
 
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It's the best Assassin's Creed game.
It has the best Parkour System and best Graphics but it has a bland protagonist and a subpar story. The game did a lot of stuff well but the story was horrible.

For Instance, he always bangs on about his Father yet he never once thinks about going after his killer. In fact, its not mentioned once, nothing about Shay is, yet in Rogue you find out that you, Shay, kill Arnos Father.

I was expecting Arno to eventually hunt down Shay as it would give the player a nice Dynamic seeing as you have played as both Characters and know why each one did what they did.

But nah.
 
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It has the best Parkour System and best Graphics but it has a bland protagonist and a subpar story. The game did a lot of stuff well but the story was horrible.

For Instance, he always bangs on about his Father yet he never once thinks about going after his killer. In fact, its not mentioned once, nothing about Shay is, yet in Rogue you find out that you, Shay, kill Arnos Father.

I was expecting Arno to eventually hunt down Shay as it would give the player a nice Dynamic seeing as you have played as both Characters and know why each one did what they did.

But nah.
Agree. Animations shit on Odyssey's and the graphics are still beautiful. Paris was awesome, but the story was a let down and Arno felt like an Ezio wannabe.
 
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It has the best Parkour System and best Graphics but it has a bland protagonist and a subpar story. The game did a lot of stuff well but the story was horrible.

For Instance, he always bangs on about his Father yet he never once thinks about going after his killer. In fact, its not mentioned once, nothing about Shay is, yet in Rogue you find out that you, Shay, kill Arnos Father.

I was expecting Arno to eventually hunt down Shay as it would give the player a nice Dynamic seeing as you have played as both Characters and know why each one did what they did.

But nah.
I agree that the story was weak, but it had the best gameplay. And the stories of the other Assassin's Creed games were nothing to write home about either, so I rather have a better playing (and looking, man does Unity look awesome) game than a slightly better story that's still pretty stupid and presented in a stilted way.
 
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I agree that the story was weak, but it had the best gameplay. And the stories of the other Assassin's Creed games were nothing to write home about either, so I rather have a better playing (and looking, man does Unity look awesome) game than a slightly better story that's still pretty stupid and presented in a stilted way.
Gameplay wise I thought the combat was also always broken. The premise was good, but it was glitchy. Guards could pick you up from a mile away even with the Phantom darts, stealth was half arsed (you couldnt even go around corners crouched in a stealth game whilst hugging to cover) and many times the block/counter would send the enemy facing the other way for whatever reason.
 
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It was a miraculous failure. I think the team was too ambitious and expected the new hardware of the consoles to be able to handle it much better.
It is one of my favorite AC and I've played them all. It was a huge shock to me when I started playing since they gimped the combat compared to the previous game and took away the whistle, which I loved.

The game looks beautiful with amazing crowds.
The map was the perfect size.
The side missions like building up your base and hotels around the city, had great content and missions.
The free DLC (King something) was fantastic and added some new mechanics.
When not glitchy, the multiplayer Co-Op is so much fun. I really wish they would hone this and bring it back.

I'd say it is worth the $1 they charge but I doubt the people buying it today will give it the time it needs.

It does have the worst lead in all Assassin games, the dude was just not threatening.
 
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It was a miraculous failure. I think the team was too ambitious and expected the new hardware of the consoles to be able to handle it much better.
It is one of my favorite AC and I've played them all. It was a huge shock to me when I started playing since they gimped the combat compared to the previous game and took away the whistle, which I loved.

The game looks beautiful with amazing crowds.
The map was the perfect size.
The side missions like building up your base and hotels around the city, had great content and missions.
The free DLC (King something) was fantastic and added some new mechanics.
When not glitchy, the multiplayer Co-Op is so much fun. I really wish they would hone this and bring it back.

I'd say it is worth the $1 they charge but I doubt the people buying it today will give it the time it needs.

It does have the worst lead in all Assassin games, the dude was just not threatening.
I think the story was the CPU being the issue combined with growing pains of the new engine, combined with the inability to delay the game due to the release schedule
 

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Gameplay wise I thought the combat was also always broken. The premise was good, but it was glitchy. Guards could pick you up from a mile away even with the Phantom darts, stealth was half arsed (you couldnt even go around corners crouched in a stealth game whilst hugging to cover) and many times the block/counter would send the enemy facing the other way for whatever reason.
Not to mention they took out the whistle.