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Assassins Creed now on mobile

Defeat the Templars

By Karan R. Gaikwad
  • Published 2.12.18, 5:53 PM
  • Updated 2.12.18, 5:53 PM
  • 2 mins read
Official poster of Assassins Creed Rebellion Telegraph file picture

The Assassins Creed franchise has kept us entertained on PC and consoles for quite a while. Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is a game made specifically for mobile and has clever mechanics to make you feel a part of the brotherhood.

The story of Assassin’s Creed is an interesting combination of both technology and history. Through Animus, a new DNA tracking software, mankind is able to look into the past through the genes of a descendent. The story is about the eternal battle between the Assassins Brotherhood and the Templars. This particular game is about their exploits in Spain.

Graphics has always been a strong point of these games and do not disappoint here. The 3D art has been carefully crafted to make you feel like you are in Spain. The characters have a cartoon-like animation, which is a little different from what I expected, but it fits and works well for the mobile. The standout here is the music. Ubisoft has taken care to have a musical score that justifies this game’s connection to the PC versions.

The gameplay is unique and carefully blends strategy and RPG elements. This is a big gamble considering that the Assassins Creed games have been very action oriented. For every mission, you can choose three assassins and make use of their unique abilities. You have to carefully choose which assassins to take for which missions. The missions create situations where you have to decide between stealth, escape or head-on battle. These decisions depend a lot on the assassins you have chosen and their skills and abilities.

An innovation here is the ability to upgrade your HQ. This lets you upgrade the skills of your characters, craft new weapons and gear and even ensure that they get rest. In order to upgrade the HQ and make all the weapons and gear, players need materials. These materials are acquired through missions. Along with story-based missions, there are also missions that help you gather these materials as well as DNA fragments to get new assassins.

VERDICT: It has been interesting to see Assassins Creed being adopted to mobile in a way that is very different from its core. The team has, however, managed to maintain the essence of the franchise. This can be a heavy game with high load times. It can also be difficult

to understand for players not used to mobile strategy games. I would still rate it eight out of 10.

Game: Assassins Creed Rebellion by Ubisoft

Genre: Role-playing strategy game

Platforms: Android and iOS