The newest Assassin’s Creed game is reminiscent of platformers like Mark of the Ninja and Deadlight, which puts it in some very good company.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is a very different take on the franchise. Stealth still looks like a central premise, but rather than being an action game, Chronicles: China is a platformer with some 3D elements, or a “2.5D platformer.” And rather than being a game that touts photorealism and intense detail, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is drawn in a watercolor style.
Chronicles: China takes place during the 16th century, when the Ming Dynasty is collapsing. Assassin Shao Jun has returned home to China, to carry out a bloody vendetta. She doesn’t have to rely on stealth in her quest for vengeance. The combat in Chronicles: China is reportedly very bloody, and very satisfying.
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