Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
The absolute beauty of the painting-like art style also helped. There's one thing that India has that was just as amazing as it was in China.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India has competent gameplay and a vibrant touch of colour. However, lacking level design with cheap tactics designed to cause instant fail-states and tedious trailing missions take away from what could be a fantastic experience. Nevertheless, I still look forward to the next Chronicles game, Russia.
A simplistic but beautiful take on the Assassin's Creed formula, one that might've benefited from being unshackled from the series it's based on.
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Unless you're a hardcore Assassin's Creed fan, the stellar art direction and a unique setting isn't enough to warrant purchasing Assassin's Creed Chronicles India at the moment. There are makings of a good game buried underneath, but you're better off waiting for a price drop or the inevitable retail release later this year.
If you enjoyed Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China and hankering for more of the same, then India definitely delivers on that level and if you missed the previous game but enjoy some classic platforming with a next-gen twist, this is definitely a title you should check out. The gameplay is sturdy, the graphics mirror painted art and audio create an enjoyable adventure (albeit short) through another part of the Assassin's Creed franchise. In terms of replay value and once you've completed the main game, the title does give the player more challenging modes to complete the game again and fine-tune your assassin skills.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a stealth game with Assassin's Creed adornment. Its story barely invites you to understand more about Arbaaz Mir and Climax Studios completely fails at telling one, but if you are desperate for a stealth game, you will be challenged and fairly compensated for your time and money.
As a departure from the typical Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is as colourful as they get. Unfortunately, the controls and limited story fail to really deliver a compelling gameplay experience.
Good ideas assassinated by terrible design
Not quite the diamond in the rough, India is at times sumptuous but often shallow in almost every other way.
Like it always has, your fandom with Assassin's Creed will determine your level of interest. Despite being a side-show from the annual attractions, it's still business as usual. Standard stealth with a null story amidst an interesting and unventured historical period. Like me, that last part may be enough to entice. Just don't expect the former to feel as novel.