Game Impressions - Assassin's Creed Chronicles India

Available on PSN, XBLive, & Steam

The Game
This is a budget title and the second game in the Chronicles series of 2.5D side scrolling stealth games. This game revolves around Arbaaz Mir the assassin that is in love with a princess. The setting for this game ironically is India and I have to say graphically its beautiful. Its more colorful than the China installment of the series this helps to differentiate it from that installment as the game looks and has a more vibrant feel to it. Other than that though graphically the character models and environments look a lot like the China installment. If you liked Assassin's Creed Chronicles China then it is more of the same. The game is focused on stealth not wanton violence and property damage. The game does a good job also of making Arbaaz feel different from Shao Jun as his style can be a little more flamboyant than hers.

The Game play/Combat
Arbaaz's game play is a lot different from Shao Jun's in my opinion. He appears to be more agile than his predecessor which adds a bit more strategy to the game. The game play relies heavily on stealth and stealth kills/knockouts. Also the game is not long but once again it is a budget title and some things are to be expected. I did like the acrobatic style of fighting that they gave to Arbaaz. His style consists of rolls and slides that help in fights. Once again the fights are the problem with this game just like its predecessor. If you get caught especially at the beginning of this game you might as well prepare to start over because 9 times out of 10 you're gonna die. The environments are well done so you have time to look around and survey your surroundings to find good places to hide. Other than that it feels a lot like the China iteration of the game.

The Wrap
This is part 2 of the Chronicles trilogy and while I appreciate what Ubisoft is trying to do I can say I don't think I will be picking up the Russia iteration of the trilogy. The first two parts have been okay I like the China one a little bit more but I may be a little biased. I will say this though, the voice acting in this game is done well and the story is okay as well. Its not based on vengeance like the China game was, but its kind of a story about duty and honor. Its available on PSN, XBLive, and Steam, check out the game play vid below to see how it looks.

Game Play Vid

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