Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India bietet eine solide Leistung für einen 2,5 Platformer, schwächelt aber etwas im Storystelling und bietet auch sonst zu wenig neues. Falls euch der Vorgänger zugesagt hat, werdet ihr auf jeden Fall auch mit dem neuesten Chronicles Abenteuer euren Spaß haben. Für alle anderen, empfehlen wir eher auf Besserungen im letzten Abschnitt der Reihe zu hoffen, wo es euch nach Russland verschlagen wird.
Review in German | Read full review
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India starts off making you feel like an elite assassin, able to tackle scenarios and obstacles as you see fit, but increasingly you begin to feel like a dog being berated into learning how to go through an obstacle course, or even just a rat in a maze.
Assassins Creed Chronicles: India hits its mark in areas where ACC: China failed to, but misses in areas where China did well. It is difficult for all the wrong reasons, but the overall presentation makes it unique and something in which fans of the franchise may want to check out.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a frustrating excursion to the world of assassins and templars. The only thing the game has going for it is the art style.
Review in Czech | Read full review
I really enjoyed Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, but I think this one takes a giant leap forward. While the core mechanics remain functionally the same, that (even more) exotic setting and (lesser known) time period, brilliant environment design and brief, but effective, narrative all combine to make something that offers just that little bit more.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a good but still not great entry in the Chronicles trilogy. While it does manage to make a few improvements over China, the initial entry, it's still weighed down by problems like the clunky combat, the somewhat erratic AI, or sections that require a lot of trial and error to complete in the best way possible.
The core of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India might be alright; the tech and aesthetics are decent enough. But once you starting playing, the experience falls apart, leaving very little worth praising.
If you liked Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, then there's a decent chance that you'll have a good time in India, in spite of the problems outlined above. There's enjoyment to be had, but the main worry is that almost everything new that has been thrown in is flawed to the point of not being a worthy addition. With the Russian entry just around the corner, we're hoping that this is a missed step in the journey, rather than an inevitable and unalterable course.
In the end, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a perfect example of "woulda, coulda, shoulda." There are so many highlights glinting out from this pile of mediocrity; if only the developers could've tied them all together, then we'd be treated to a more vivid and consistent display. But serious drawbacks like poor storytelling and acting, questionable AI and gameplay responsiveness, and a definite lack of pacing drag the whole production down.
'Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India' takes a step back from the modest success of 'China'. The narrative adds little to the overall 'Assassin's Creed' storyline, most of the characters are thin, and the gameplay is inexplicably disheartening. Perhaps Ubisoft can eke out a victory with the Russian installment next month, but this entry isn't worth the price of admission.