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  • Summary: 16th-century China: The newly appointed Jiajing Emperor instigates a sudden and ruthless purge of all he felt were a threat to his recently-acquired throne, including the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. A youthful Assassin, Shao Jun, fled to the West to complete her training under the16th-century China: The newly appointed Jiajing Emperor instigates a sudden and ruthless purge of all he felt were a threat to his recently-acquired throne, including the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. A youthful Assassin, Shao Jun, fled to the West to complete her training under the legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore in the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers and has returned, determined to restore the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. In Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, players come back to Shao Jun’s story as she returns to China hell-bent on retribution. Her story takes players to famous locales including the Maijishan Grottoes, Port of Macau, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Armed with stealth, agility and a combination of deadly weapons and equipment including a sharp and swift jian, a secret shoe blade, lethal rope darts and daggers, players deliver payback to those who decimated the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. [Ubisoft] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. May 10, 2015
    90
    This $10 standalone game is far longer than most $60 games, and I still have the New Game Plus mode to try and unlock the rest of Shao Jun’s abilities.
  2. Apr 26, 2015
    80
    The first Chronicles entry isn’t perfect, but it’s a good starting point.
  3. Apr 21, 2015
    70
    A decent change of pace for the franchise. The goals are more focused and deliver some great stealth gameplay across the approximately five hours it takes to complete. With all the open world distractions stripped away I felt like I was playing a proper assassin-based title, with the only focus being to take out the target.
  4. Apr 22, 2015
    70
    This has not become the game people were hoping for. The choice to make it a 2.5D sidescroller is a good one, as many of the issues with 3D-games are now a force behind this one. In a way ACC: China is a very entertaining platform game, but the voice-overs are odd and the game asks a lot of patience of you.
  5. CD-Action
    Jun 29, 2015
    70
    It’s not a must-have game, even for Assassin’s Creed fans, but I had more fun with it than with Rogue. [06/2015, p.54]
  6. May 22, 2015
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. 50
    That is kind of the way Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China feels like in general — it starts out okay, but soon becomes dull fairly quickly thanks to a lackluster plot and uninspired gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Apr 22, 2015
    10
    Really enjoyed playing this one, puts the emphasis back on stealth which recent Assassin's games have been missing. Would highly recommendReally enjoyed playing this one, puts the emphasis back on stealth which recent Assassin's games have been missing. Would highly recommend this to all! Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2016
    8
    Considero a Assassin's Creed Chronicles un muy buen exponente de la franquicia, los controles son algo complicados de principio (en PC), peroConsidero a Assassin's Creed Chronicles un muy buen exponente de la franquicia, los controles son algo complicados de principio (en PC), pero fáciles de dominar y los gráficos podrían haber sido mejores. Pero cada uno tiene una historia cautivadora, al igual que los demás AC; al ser 2.5D, mucho de lo que vimos en anteriores entregas cambia, pero sigue manteniendo ese aire que hizo popular a la saga.

    Muy bueno
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  3. Jun 11, 2015
    8
    For a $10 standalone game this Assassin's Creed game adds in some cool new mechanics. It has its ups and downs and in my opinion it is farFor a $10 standalone game this Assassin's Creed game adds in some cool new mechanics. It has its ups and downs and in my opinion it is far more different than any other Assassin's Creed game as it is mostly based on stealth rather than killing your enemies. Although it did glitch a few times but at rare moments. The controls (PC) are a bit complicated at times as they get confusing when you need to do some consecutive button pressing at a time. The A.I. is a little easy to predict on what it is going to do so basically the game isn't hard at all. Two more of these will be released later this year and as an Assassin's Creed fan I recommend this to fans of the main franchise rather than newcomers who never played Assassin's Creed before. Expand
  4. May 13, 2015
    6
    This standalone game prefers the setting where it takes place on Asia. Not the first time in the Assassins' Creed Trilogy. But it would'veThis standalone game prefers the setting where it takes place on Asia. Not the first time in the Assassins' Creed Trilogy. But it would've been better if the game was more great and the development time fixed.

    However, it's still great by its nature. Similar battle system and gameplay gets you back on the road in no time. Although, the AI is somewhat annoying and the story is bleak.
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  5. Apr 23, 2015
    5
    I give this game a 5/10 because it's a half-baked project full of lousy mechanics and half-realized ideas. Clearly someone had a vision forI give this game a 5/10 because it's a half-baked project full of lousy mechanics and half-realized ideas. Clearly someone had a vision for this game, and it just didn't get fleshed-out completely. The game is woefully predictable in every way, and the absolutely terrible A.I makes it way too easy. The platforming mechanics are shoddy as well, and it's totally inexcusable when you consider this is the same developer that brought us "Rayman Legends" and "Child of Light" which are great platformers. As a former fan of the series, I'm just getting tired of Ubisoft cashing-in on the Assassin's Creed name. If I was uncertain about whether to get excited about AC: Victory, ACC: China made-up my mind for me. The AC franchise has hit an all-time low, and lately Ubisoft's incompetence level is at an all-time high. Seriously, what are they thinking!? Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2015
    5
    I've been a loyal assassin's creed fan for quit some time. Have played almost every game. Still seeing an evolution in the aspects of eachI've been a loyal assassin's creed fan for quit some time. Have played almost every game. Still seeing an evolution in the aspects of each game. When I bought the season pass for this game I had such high hopes for china chronicles. But that hope is crushed now. Unity already disapointed me with it's story even though the coop gameplay and graphics were impressive. But this game literally feels like it was made passionless without the spirit or felling of a real ac game. It isn't the concept of the side scroller. To me that looked like a fresh idea with a new way of percpective. It is the concept that forces you to play one way or you die. Combat sucks so you probably want to rely on stealth. No way that you get the chance to do something creative. Get off the path and you're death. Fighting or assassinating people should be a joy in this game but it actually got tedious. Even unity i enjoyed even though the gameplay was similar to 1 and 2 but it was still wel excecuted and there was still room for different approaches even more than the old ones. But this game has so many restrictions and so many stupid concepts that I sometimes just facepalmed myself during the game. And the story? No deep story, no real character development, the people that you kill you don't really care about and you have no idea what kind of vengeance drives the character .Story is dreadful and not up to part with the previous ones. It isn't completely torture but it sure isn't the game that the ac fans deserve. Ubisoft don't **** it up with Ac victory. And the other 2 side scrollers you're going to give? If they are the same as this one i'm really going to pissed off. Don't buy this game. You will be dissapointed if you are an ac fan . Want to try out ac? buy the old ones for the pc or try black flag for ps4. Maybe a little bit more expensive but you will get a far better experience. Because this ain't worth it. I'm watching you ubisoft. Please don't **** this up!!!!!!

    Btw, normally i don't do any reviews because i'm actually a casual gamer. But as an ac fan who has been loyal to this franchise for a long time and watched it's progress. I think i've gain the right to judge this game. Ubisoft needs to change things with ac and needs to put more effort in it. Even in these smaller side scrollers. It doesn't matter if it looks amazing ( and it does) if the gameplay is tedious and story is dreadfull there certainly has gone something wrong. And i'm saying again. Dont **** this up Ubisoft!! Please treat my beloved franchise with the care it deserves. Not only graphics but also the exerperience should improve.
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  7. Jun 2, 2015
    0
    Well to sum it up this game doesnt work on most laptops, month later and do you think its fixed?
    cmon its Ubisoft we both know the asnwer,
    Well to sum it up this game doesnt work on most laptops, month later and do you think its fixed?
    cmon its Ubisoft we both know the asnwer, they got your money and they dont care a single bit.
    So this is what u get for fighting the stupid uplay for 30 minutes?
    Seriously if you want it and can run it just pirate it, because guys who spend their hard made cash are the ones who are punished here!
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