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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: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  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. Jul 1, 2020
    10
    Es un juego obviamente muy distinto a los clásicos AC (Open World). La verdad que no se dejen llevar por quienes ponen el rating comparándolosEs un juego obviamente muy distinto a los clásicos AC (Open World). La verdad que no se dejen llevar por quienes ponen el rating comparándolos con los juegos de la saga. Los 3 AC Chronicles (China, India, Rusia) se deben ver como juegos totalmente distintos, y como una historia continua entre ellos 3. Dicho eso, no jugaba juegos de plataforma desde PS1, y la verdad que es que son una obra maestra para el género, si te gustan los juegos de plataforma y sigilo, esto es perfecto. Valoración real sería 8, ya que podrían ser mas largos, pero como hay muchas críticas malas (basadas en la comparación de la saga completa), le pongo un 10. Expand
  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. Jan 30, 2016
    7
    Everything Wrong with Assassins Creed all in one convenient 5 hour game
    Chronicles china tells the story of shou jun, the much demanded story
    Everything Wrong with Assassins Creed all in one convenient 5 hour game
    Chronicles china tells the story of shou jun, the much demanded story of a Japanese woman assassin mentored by ezio, this isn’t exactly what people had in mind but this will do
    The story is decent, it ties into the assassins creed lore, and the art design of this game is gorgeous
    now that I have the good out of the way, let’s get into the actual game.
    This is not at all what assassins creed fans will be used to and actually takes the worst parts of assassins creed and puts them all right here
    This an extremely stealth based 2.5d platformer…this game isn’t necessarily hard, but can be frustrating at times
    Mostly due to the fact that eventually you’ll just get tired of the monotony and playing the way the game wants you to and you’ll try to rush through… this game isn’t having that
    you can’t play this game the way you want to.. This game forces you to play a certain way or be punished
    You get a handful of tools you unlock through ought the game, you can use these tools to distract or stun enemies... you can hide in bushes and hop from hiding place to hiding place taking out each enemy one by one
    but the game doesn’t want you to do that,
    infact it doesn’t want you to kill anyone. Or the game wants you to kill everyone
    this game grades you as you play, and if you kill enemies in a section differently you won’t get the highest score possible…
    and if you don’t get the highest score possible, no upgrades for you
    that’s right, you can stealth through half of a section and slice through the rest...
    You can hide in the shadows for half of a section and assassinate in the shadows through the rest...
    You have to pick on game style and stick to it...
    You do get weapons, you get a sword, a hidden blade in your boots… but the combat system is garbage...
    For starters your health bar is a joke... get ready to die in 1 to 2 hits for most of the game…
    especially from the annoying throwing stars or crossbows that every enemy has
    A little over halfway through this game theres an enemy with an indestructible shield that can only be killed by flipping over and getting to his back.. Only problem is, flipping over an enemy is super confusing, and when you finally get to his back he turns around before you have a chance to attack him... don’t worry though you can run to a wall and climb away, but never mind he has throwing stars, youre dead, restart. Aaaaaalll the way back at the beginning of the section
    Do an optional objective along the way that took forever to do?
    Don’t worry you get to redo that too
    the checkpoints in this game are also complete garbage adding to the frustration
    Its so disappointing to give a combat system and be so against players using it
    If you’re an aggressive player like I am, you’re going to have a tough as nails time playing this game…
    2 enemies at a time is hardly doable..3 or 4 and you better just set your controller down and let your death happen…
    you’re forced to have to resort to stealth….
    So if you hate stealth like I do, you’re out of luck… which is a shame
    there are some pretty cool time based runner levels that were the highlight of the game for me...
    I think a game of this type could really benefit from a faster paced style hack and style of gameplay...
    This would definitely make the experience more enjoyable...
    I know assassin’s creed fans love stealth… I even love to try my hardest to be stealthy in the main games as much as I can…
    But unlike in the main games, I feel like if I don’t play the way the game wants me to I’m not allowed to enjoy the story which is why we’re here anyway….
    If you’re going to force me to play one way and stick to it to progress my character or get completionist trophies, why even let me do hand to hand combat….
    you’re putting cake in front of my face and smacking me for eating it.
    Why are you punishing me and hindering my progress because I use a tool you hand to me which is combat…
    Just take it away if you’re going to grade me at the end of every section
    Insanely cheap replay tactics.
    Speaking of cheap replay, you can play a new game plus mode if you haven’t got enough of this game…
    but you will long before it’s over.
    I give Assassins creed Chronicles China a
    7/10
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  5. 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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  6. 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
  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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