All in all, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is a fun diversion into the realms of the modern, mobile strategy genre. For the most part, it gets the basics right regarding its core role-playing elements. However, the game appears to be driven by financial motives and encourages in-app purchases. Despite that fact, this first venture into unknown waters is a reasonably good port and one that acts as a decent stepping stone moving forward in the franchise.
How to Download Assassin’s Creed Rebellion
You can download Assassin’s Creed Rebellion (which was released on November 21, 2018) from App Store or Google Play. If you’re a fan of the series you should also check out the Windows and console games: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018) set in ancient Greece or Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017) played in ancient Egypt. There is also an AC movie called simply Assassin’s Creed (2016) which takes place in 15th century during the time of Spanish Inquisition).
The Review: A Forge of Ice and Fire
The AC universe is continually expanding, and it seems there is no end in sight for the much loved and lucrative franchise. For better or worse, the developers Ubisoft have decided to take a shot in the dark and explore the portable hand-held domain. With that in mind, it is safe to say the game’s still testing those murky waters early on, and yet the future is bright. Especially so, if they can improve upon its structurally sound foundations.
Firstly, the central concept of the game acts as its main asset. The primary aim is to forge a team of brotherhood brutes to fight the oppressive Spanish regime and its Templars. Fans will be delighted to see the familiar faces of Ezio, Shao Jun, and Aguilar mark their returns.
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion: the Gameplay
There’s some good news for die-hard fans too; players can now take control of each icon as part of a team. It’s a unique slant to adopt, and it bulks out the AC universe. What’s more, the process of unifying brothers under one umbrella is a fun pastime, even if certain restrictions do hinder the experience to a degree.
Regarding in-game aspects, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion has a blend of good and bad points. On a positive note, its strong onus on man-management with regards to base building and squad deployment issues a high level of immersion.
More still, it’s something that’s been missing from previous entries in the series. Players can kit out their base of operations with new rooms as well as work-stations to craft gear and healing aids. Sadly, it takes a long time for resources to replenish after the initial dispatch.
That can mean long, agonizing periods without the means to further build on things back at base-camp. In turn, this leaves the player lost in deep water, until they have no choice but to opt for the pay-to-play scenarios. It feels a little like entrapment, and this does leave a vacuum of doubt around the free-to-play model it so actively promotes.
Another main feature is the mission layout. Here, players can embark on a host of missions. All of which drain health and have an impact on your team. As a result, there’s big enthesis on squad rotation. That said, health regen takes forever, which means that it’s hard to plot a winning strategy. Therefore, it provides a decent challenge. It’s a bit like a footy boss switching around squad members due to non-stop injuries and fatigue.
Now then, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is not without its pitfalls. The gameplay is repetitive at times, all the while, player A.I is a little sluggish and misguided whereby active members of the party don’t respond to basic commands. That said, it is fun to sit back and watch as your brotherhood army expands. Ultimately, it’s this growth that creates a rewarding experience.
Assassin's Creed Rebellion is a fun journey into the mobile market arena. Essentially, building up your brotherhood delivers the most reward. However, the game relies heavily on in-app purchases, and this damages its integrity. Ultimately, it all leads to an experience that's hot and cold.
- Extensive management mechanic
- Huge roster of playable characters
- Immersive world
- Inclusion of in-app purchases
- Repetitive gameplay1