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Published January 19, 2018

Assassin’s Creed: Identity

Developed by a Ubisoft game studio, Assassin’s Creed Identity brings the classic Assassin’s Creed parkour-like game-play to mobile devices instead of just the PC, with the game’s story taking place during the Italian Renaissance. The game is the first action mobile game of the acclaimed Franchise. Well…Technically, it’s not Ubisoft’s first AC mobile game, but they are calling this the first AC action-RPG for Android.

If you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed 2, at minimum, and ideally Brotherhood as well, you’ll be lost in a sea of already-established lore, history, and some of the most complicated play mechanics seen in this action adventure mobile game.

The game was launched in 2014, for iOS, originally in the Oceania region, before it made its worldwide launch, two years later, in the summer of 2016 for Android and iOS. The game was built around quick missions that felt conducive to mobile play but it was the first AC game on iOS to be built around the more traditional open-world mechanics of the long-running console and PC game series. This game is the first AC action RPG game for iPad and iPhone that lets you create, develop and customize your own Assassins and play as them in one of the greatest classic eras: the Italian Renaissance.

Unlike the game’s PC or large screen versions, this game for Android and iPhone does not have a major storyline or a large gaming arena associated with it. This time, you are provided with smaller missions, levels and quests with a few turnarounds here and there. Assassin’s Creed Identity tries to keep the same free-running feel of the full games, and it’s mostly successful. Players will meet with a wide range of variants of the mission, the tutorials themselves are awarded each time the player will embark on a mission that requires mechanisms of the new game, Call it mission stalking, killing a specific target, to protect specific target of attack a lot of enemies.

Assassin's Creed IdentityThe good news is that it appears to be a pretty awesome game, and while it may not have quite the personality of a full console game with a complex storyline to follow it still does the job of giving you that Assassin’s Creed fix when you’re on the go. However, one thing that the gamer should note is that Assassin’s Creed Identity is a huge open-world game, with high-tech graphics, so it’s quite heavy in size, suitable only for high-end Android models having the ability to process powerful and fast. 1 GB RAM is required to play the game easily.

Verdict?

Game-play: 3/10
The game-play really has been stripped down. On PC it is an open-world game, not so much in Identity.

Visuals: 4/10
The graphics have been reduced, which doesn’t do the game justice. The AC franchise has generally had great graphics but due to the large amount of RAM you have to have to play this game, it should have better graphics.

Story: 5/10
The story is more compact and less complex than the PC version and the regular Assassin’s Creed games and really didn’t do the game justice but then again, you have to remember that this is a mobile game and is made differently.

Overall: 4.5/10
It’s not as graphically impressive as its predecessors and the game-play has been stripped down, but if you’re looking for a quick stealthy murder fix while waiting for the bus, Assassin’s Creed: Identity might scratch that homicidal itch. I wouldn’t pay the $0.99 in the Play Store though.

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