Parents' Guide to

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

2-D platformer keeps fun but loses stealth for assassins.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Ok game

my child is 13 and would be fine to play it if ge was 10 doesn't have much sexual references just once or twice nothing they can't handel

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Easy to play/use
age 14+

Not going to be appreciated

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is not like previous installments. It is not as violent and not as stealthy. I believe this game is more artistic than it is entertaining. Perhaps "Child of Light" is a better contender in terms of similarities. Gameplay is smooth, and the story is well written, but these factors won't be appreciated by young children.( and yes, I am implying Assassin's Creed is perfectly fine for kids aged 8+, games don't make kids violent, they turn them into cosplayers). Curse words, sex etc. is really just a minor issue a MATURE teen can handle. So all in all, I guess a teen is better suited for these games for it to truly be enjoyed.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Considering that the Assassin's Creed franchise is best known for letting players roam free in a big, open world, it's strange to try to recreate that action as a side-scrolling platformer. That being said, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China actually does a pretty good job of bringing the same feel of the original games to the more confined 2.5-D environment. The watercolor visuals, smooth animations, and haunting soundtrack give the game a unique style that's almost more fun to watch than it is to play.

Controls, for the most part, are done well enough, though more advanced assassination techniques are more difficult to pull off with any regularity. There also were a few times when certain specific actions, such as hiding a body, felt more clunky than stealthy. That's particular rough in a game where stealth is more important than ever. Fighting your way out of a confrontation if spotted is a lot more difficult when you have fewer places to run and reinforcements come charging in. Despite this, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is still a fun game and a strong start to a new Assassin's Creed branch.

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