Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is a sidescrolling spin-off encouraging you to stab in fewer dimensions.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China isn’t the first side-scrolling Assassin’s Creed game; there were a couple of portable titles which are worth checking out if you’re a fan and want to learn some extra backstory.
It is the first sidescroller to get a home console release, I think, so it’s something of a big deal; Ubisoft is broadening the franchise’s focus.
The result hasn’t gone down as smoothly as Ubisoft’s efforts usually do; you’ll see below that there’s a real cluster around seven and six.
Critics seem to have liked the stripped back approachability of the game’s stealth and assassination systems, but disliked how long it takes to get your hands on enough tools to be creative in your approach, and found little replay value. A bit of a mixed bag then; you should probably read the full reviews closely.
Scores out of ten except where otherwise noted. Let us know of any we’ve missed.
- Softpedia – 8
- MMGN – 7.5
- The Sixth Axis – 7
- Destructoid – 7
- IGN – 6.4
- Videogamer – 6
- Gamespot – 6
- PushSquare – 6
- Gamesradar – 3/5
- Eurogamer – no score
- Xboxygen – no score
- Mashable – no score
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China launches today on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.