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POSTED 4/2/16


ASSASSIN'S CREED CHRONICLES: INDIA

Ubisoft



Open the Bombay doors, itís Assassinís Creed time again...

Of course this wouldnít mean to imply that the venerable seriesí foray into the wilds and otherwise of India is in any way bombastic, would it? Or bomb-like for that matter. But it does contain bombs.

Seriously though folks, this second recent AC to eschew the big release in favour of a 2.5D original Prince of Persia style isnít going to please everybody Ė not least of all the good people of India who, like the Chinese, must be wondering just who they have to bump uglies with in order to get a proper Assassinís Creed release, instead of a watered down, flatter and altogether shorter download-only affair (at least until itís plopped onto a disc with the China and Russia episodes).

They may even find it prudent to complain about the outrageous length of that last sentence.

Still, fans of sneaky side-scrolling action may find much to like. While you can aim to go stealthy for the entire journey, complete with non-fatal takedowns where necessary, you can also go the combat route, with a fairly sophisticated system for accomplishing as much.

We enter proceedings in 1841 and say aloo to Arbaaz Mir, whoís absolutely no relation to a Russian space station. Heís a cheeky chappie whoís previously only appeared in AC literature, and heís doing the deed with a princess. He must protect her and others and seek a desirable diamond while the Sikhs and East India Company play fisticuffs.

Fans of fully-blown AC games will find much thatís familiar, while needing to undergo some brainbox gymnastics to get around the lack of dimensions and control changes. But hey, youíll still collect helixes, which is naan too shabby. Plus everything does look anything but daal...

Sure, it doesnít tikka all the AC boxes, But Chronicles: India still provides a decent challenge for anybody but a chicken...

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