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  • Summary: Assassin’s Creed Recollection is a new iPad real-time board game from the Ubisoft Montreal studio that will allow players to live an entirely new experience in the world of Assassin’s Creed. Fans of the franchise will be able to discover and amass a wide variety of artwork created for the Assassin’s Creed games. They’ll also be able to compete in political battles in a real-time board game with key characters and locations from the games. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 8, 2011
    90
    The simple to understand game mechanic of delays and time kept leading me down more and more paths of strategy the longer I played. This is definitely one of those "minute to learn, lifetime to master" games. You can burst out of the gate as a beginner and feel like you understand the game and do pretty well, but the longer you play the more the game reveals itself to you – and that's the mark of a great experience.
  2. Jul 25, 2012
    83
    Assassin's Creed Recollection was an unexpected surprise. Thanks to its mix of strategy and time-based experience, the game offers innovative mechanics that will make happy both the fans of Ezio Auditore and the TCG enthusiasts.
  3. Dec 28, 2011
    80
    Assassin's Creed Recollection is a great game in the app store scene with an over the top offer that overwhelms lots of NDS and PSP recent productions. A must buy for who love card games.
  4. Dec 15, 2011
    75
    A surprisingly deep and layered collectable card game based on an excellent gaming world.
  5. Mar 14, 2012
    75
    This is one of the best trading-card games in the AppStore. But you're forced to buy new cards via microtransactions much too early – you can't even finish the campaign without some additional booster packs.
  6. Feb 15, 2012
    70
    A nifty card game let down by a constant nagging to spend more cash on extra decks. [March 2012, p.99]
  7. Jan 29, 2012
    60
    The shameless cash-grab approach does a huge disservice to what is a surprisingly accomplished card-based strategy title. [Issue#118, p.107]

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  1. Dec 14, 2011
    0
    IAP purchases are mandatory, due not only to extremely high price / low rewards, but an actual cap to the amount of money you can earn by playing the missions. After clearing all of them, you can afford... one "assassins booster."

    You have to make a "uplay" account in order to get new cards at all. And you'll have to be online when you do it. Did I mention that the uplay servers were broken yesterday? And some of today? The best part is that I ended up losing some of the cards I had unlocked. Multiplayer is frustrating (because you'll be playing against the people who bought IAP) and very unrewarding. If your opponent quits, you get nothing. Even if you win, you get very little.

    A promising game that is made frustrating and disgusting by trying to hold back parts of it until you fork over extra cash. The app is on sale for $0.99 right now, but good luck trying to assemble a themed deck without paying $10 or more.
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