Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia Review – Don’t Give Up Yet

Many have not taken a liking to the first and second releases of the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles (them being China and India), but Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia is able to pull off a decent finisher. It actually merits giving the spin-off three-part sage one last try. It provides many much-needed surprises, the chance to play as two characters instead of one, and it has a very interesting plot that combines all of these into one satisfying game to play.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia Review - Don't Give Up Yet

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia Finishes Off the Spin-Off Titles Gracefully

In Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, the setting is (obviously) in Russy but it is within the late 1918. You will play the role of Nikolai Orelov. He is a tired, disaffected old assassin who’s running one last mission as he has decided to quit the order by going AWOL. You will be on the trail of the old Assassin’s Creed chestnut, a piece of Eden. But when our hero gets inside the mansion he’s infiltrating, another prize will meet his eye – a figure from history that will turn to be the second protagonist of this game.

This two character approach is one of the best things in the final installment of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles. There are parts wherein you will take control of Orelov, in which he is experienced in killing his targets with a rifle, a bayonet, and his Tesla-modified grapple. That last item on the list is particularly very useful in bringing down platforms and shorting out the generators to put off barriers and spotlights.

For other parts of the game, you will take control of Orelov’s charge. This character is younger and is more vulnerable. However, in his list of armaments it will include a rope-blade, and a good array of the cloaking and position-shifting powers that have been seen from the first two AC Chronicles titles.

There are sequences wherein you have to protect one character with the other. The pace of the game tens to shift quite a bit, which ensures stealth missions change from chase sequences. Therefore, it does away with a rather linear approach that the first two games had. There are even 3D sniping sequences, which assists in mixing up the visuals which would otherwise be stuck in another 2.5F stealth/action/platformer game.

Mainly because of the two engaging heroes, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia redeems the spin-off titles by giving it a last hoorah. It promotes an unforgiving challenge but this is much to the delight of many.


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