Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
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Good ideas assassinated by terrible design
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 bland instalment to an otherwise OK series. The inclusion of bad performance, mediocre controls and lackluster graphics certainly doesn't help.
Not quite the diamond in the rough, India is at times sumptuous but often shallow in almost every other way.
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.
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By remaining focused and paring down the extra content, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a stealth game through and through.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India looks authentic, but has lackluster audio; the story just doesn't compare to previous Creed games; the gameplay has its moments but not enough of them; and, well, China was just more of a bad-ass example, and didn't make you pace yourself through tedious segments. It leaves me wondering just where the final chapter of the Chronicles saga, Russia, will end up when it debuts in a few weeks.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is a game that should have everything going for it with its great visuals and setting, established world and an interesting protagonist. Instead we're left with an average game with a bland narration that's frustrating to control and play. It's truly such a shame.
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.