ASSASSIN'S CREED CHRONICLES: INDIA
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
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...
it doesnít tikka all the AC boxes, But Chronicles: India
still provides a decent challenge for anybody but a chicken...