Assassinís Creed Chronicles: India is the second spin-off in the action-adventure game series whose main plot revolves around the conflict between Assassins and Templars. As always, the title employs a distinctive historical background; this time players visit the Indus Valley. Unlike most Assassinís Creed games, this is a 2.5D platformer. PC, PS4 and etc. version was developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
The game starts off in 1841 Ė when the strong at that time Sikh Empire is slowly getting pushed into defensive. The British long have been sharpening their teeth for the Empireís territories, and after a series of assassination attempts aimed at members of the ruling dynasty it has became obvious that a conflict is about to erupt. On top of that, Assassins and Templars get involved in this already tense political situation. Playing as Arbaaz Mir Ė a young member of the Assassin Order Ė you have to struggle against the adverse circumstances and tend to the Orderís interests at the same time.
In terms of gameplay, Assassinís Creed Chronicles: India for PC, PS4 and etc. does not stray much from what we've seen in core Assassinís Creed games. You get to perform amazing acrobatics, sneak past, elude or fight guards, and assassinate selected targets Ė all this conceptually sounds much like the original games, but the change of perspective means that each of these activities requires quite a different approach. It takes a bit different skills, but also better perception and more careful planning of your each step.
Moving the game into 2.5D perspective, aside from affecting the gameplay, allowed for more interesting and detailed level designs to be implemented. Fewer objects to generate and a flat perspective mean the in-game city could be made more detailed, making it even easier to get the feel of the period. Developers not only captured the distinctive atmosphere in the city streets, but also took care of characteristic appearance of the people, as well as recreated the most iconic pieces of Indian architecture, such as the Taj Mahal.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i3 2105 3.1 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 470/Radeon HD 5870 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.6 GHz/AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450/Radeon HD 5770 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8/10