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  • Summary: Assassin's Creed AltaÔr's Chronicles is the direct prequel of the console title Assassin's Creed, where players discover more about the protagonist AltaÔr and his deep history. The game features a fully realized 3D world in which players will travel and battle through four cities of the Crusade's Middle East, using acrobatic moves and exhilarating combo attacks that mix sword skills and high-flying kicks. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 8 out of 30
  1. Strangely enough, Altair's Chronicles feels more stealth-centric than its console predecessor. [Mar 2008, p.87]
  2. Although some slight problems exist, Altair's latest adventure is more of the same while offering new challenges and innovative segments.
  3. The kind of thing you'd regret downloading to your mobile. But more expensive. [June 2008, p.71]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. KatB.
    10
    Move over Prince. Because Altair is the King! I heard tell that there were a lot of similarities between this and the Prince of Persia series, and to a certain extent itís true. But this game is more like a natural evolution instead of a mere copycat. AC takes the best part of the control scheme of PoP and makes good use of it, but the rest is pure AC. A wonderful, imaginative game that stands all on itís own. Donít be fooled, this is no PoP reject. This is wicked. Expand
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  2. TommyB.
    6
    I was really enjoying this game until I was confronted by the annoying 'use' of the DSs touchpad. Some games can, and should, use the pad. In this case, it is a total pain. (* I am thinking especially of the 'Elite Beat Agents' arm lock which is pure rip off, including shrinking circles to be touched at the correct moment and a ball/slider effect. I hope they paid the developers for this blatant steal). It's a shame the developers felt the need to introduce this element because the graphics are solid, and the underlying game is decent. Expand
    • 0 of 0 users said yes
  3. DragoonWraith
    3
    Horribly short, abysmal controls, choppy framerate, boring combat, stupid minigames, weak storyline, incredibly linear - this is just a terrible game. Jumping puzzles abound, but depth perception with these graphics is damn near impossible. Several locations where you have to repeatedly leap blindly hoping to grab some ledge that never looked like it was within reach (or repeatedly missing a ledge that looked very close). Controls were very poor, as well, greatly exacerbating the issue. Other than that, combat is hideously simple, and much like the console version, the combat AI of the the enemies is useless. Sadly, that's about all this game had in common with the console version. The poor controls did sometimes make battles difficult, because often Altair would do... not even remotely what you intended him to do. Multiple foes, in particular, were terrible - aiming for particular foes was nearly impossible. And while you were more or less indestructable and you could easily take on endless amounts of guards, it was very frustrating when you attempted to kill specific characters (such as the boss who is surrounded by your allies that attack you - the game lets you kill them without any comment, but I wanted to only kill the traitor - but it was nearly impossible to do). Rewards for progressing through the game are gimicky tricks that do little or nothing for you. Several rewards literally only open up the next area, never to be used. You can only use the crossbow in select locations designed for it (to be fair, combat would be even more stupidly easy if you could snipe everyone), the explosives and knives are generally worthless (except in those places where you NEED them... and they will always be provided for that purpose). The storyline was weak (and often did not make any sense in consideration of the storyline of the original), and the dialog was just awful. Abysmal, terrible, utterly lacking. And the dialog in the original was so good, too. Very sad. All in all, it was awful. Terrible, very sad, too, because the console version was very good. Had its flaws, but this game is full of them. In fact, the only impressive thing about the game is how much mediocrity they managed to stuff into such an incredibly short title. Expand
    • 0 of 0 users said yes

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