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Assassin's Creed™ - Altaïr's Chronicles Review

By , on July 2, 2009


Assassin's Creed™ - Altaïr's Chronicles
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Released: 23 Apr, 2009
  • Size: 161.0 MB
  • Price: $4.99
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4 out of 5

PROS

  • Impressive visuals and music.
  • Many of the ideas of the console version retained.

CONS

  • Imprecise controls.

VERDICT

For a port of a triple A console title, Gameloft have created a good effort. The controls let it down somewhat, but there's still an impressive game there.


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Assassin's Creed was a huge title in 2007 on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Now Gameloft have created a port of the game for the iPhone. The premise is similar. As the assassin Altair, you are eluding guards on the rooftops of the middle east, assassinating targets on your way to acquire an item of great import. How does it compare to its console counterparts?

The controls are well mapped but end up being a problem. To move Altair, there is an analog stick on the touch screen. There are also jump, and attack buttons. The controls just don't respond well enough, and many times you end up moving or performing an action when you did not want to. Leading you through the game are blue orbs, which when collected, combine towards upgrades to your life or attack (you also learn new moves as the game progresses).

The 3d graphics and character animation are impressive for the iPhone. There are also pre-rendered cut scenes, which look fantastic on screen. The voice acting in cut-scenes is fair, and the music is decent. The game only contains the main story mode, but there is an easy, normal, or hard difficulty setting to encourage you to play again.

Fans of Assassin's Creed will most likely be impressed by this port of the popular game. As a cut down version of the console game, it does very well. As a 3d action game, despite it's imprecise controls, is definitely worth a play.

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