Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles is an arcade action-adventure game released in 2008. It is a prequel to the franchise. Gameloft published this creation only for mobile platforms and portable consoles. That is, you will not be able to play it on either PC or Play Station, or Xbox.
In its year of release, the game seemed to be close to the ideal. After all, it had a lot of advantages. These are great graphics, an exciting storyline, and almost perfect gameplay.
Separately, I would like to thank the developers because, at the end of the 2000s, they didn’t forget about the second edition of the sixtieth Symbian series. Thanks to this, I could enjoy many modern games from Gameloft on my “veteran,” called Nokia 6630.
Now let’s take a closer look at what makes it so good.
As a fan of various platform games, I appreciated the side view. But apart from that, the game also has a minigame mode. These are usually puzzles. In them, you need to perform different actions that are happening right in front of your eyes.
The graphics is very pleasing. The 3D textures are worthy of the highest praise. The developers managed to squeeze the maximum out of the Symbian OS capabilities. The character animation is also excellent. We can move and fight in many different ways. A green arrow will not let you get lost. It had located in the upper left corner of the screen.
The audio track is the only graph where this action-adventure game gets an “ok” rating from me. Although the tunes are always on point and appeal to my mood, they are polyphonic. You can’t expect super realistic sound effects either. In the application, they had presented in a relatively modest amount.
You won’t believe it, but one of the best mobile adventure games revolves around the journey of an assassin named Altair. It was at the end of the twelfth century. In general, the story is about the wars of the Third Crusade in the Holy Land. Saracens and Crusaders fight for Jerusalem. The game will also allow you to visit four more cities. These are Tyre, Aleppo, Aqra, and Damascus.
Our hero returns home to the city of Aleppo. It is one of the hideouts of the Order of Assassins. Here, Altair receives an important assignment. He needs to find the Cup. According to legend, its lord can rule the Holy Land.
This is how our virtual adventure in the Middle Ages begins. I will not make any spoilers about what happened next. I will only emphasize that the storyline is really extensive and very interesting.
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Unlike Real Football 2008 and 2009 (the other two Gameloft products for Symbian), the FPS here is close to the high amount. Thanks to this, the dynamics of the game as if enveloping the player. And so you can not escape from it.
There are three levels of difficulty in the game. The combat system offers a choice of solid and weak attacks, as well as combo punches. My favorite combination is the 6+6+9 key mix. It’s two body punches followed by a flashy somersault kick.
As for weapons, we have seven types of them. These include the hook, throwing knives, high-explosive bombs, smoke bombs, hidden blade, crossbow, and Altair’s sword.
The excellent controls unleash the full potential of Assassin’s Creed games. I also like the extensive hero movement system. It is almost as good as the one in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory for N-Gage. And the simple and easy controls motivate you to use them to the fullest.
The feature of the gameplay is the collection of balls, which had scattered throughout the levels. From defeated enemies, you get red balls, which increase your health. Each certain number of white units will unlock new skills and weapons for you.
Now let’s speak about skills. There are quite a few of them in the game. I counted a total of six ones. For example, my favorite one is the ability to jump from wall to wall.
Missions had logically divided into levels. In turn, levels had divided into checkpoints. Note that you should only exit the game after you have passed the level to the end. Because checkpoints are immediately reset after you close the app. Because of this, I had almost entirely to replay a complicated level one time.
Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles is one of the best mobile games since the sunset of my favorite Symbian 8. Moreover, even by the standards of N-Gage, the release was quite good. So indeed, many gamers will enjoy it.
And that’s all for today, friends. I wish you to have great adventures in real life too. See you soon!
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