Assassin's Creed Rebellion
Exclusively developed for mobile, a new version of the Animus allows us to experience memories from the past and play with different Assassins simultaneously. Gather powerful Assassins in a single Brotherhood and unite against the Templars and the opression raging in Spain.
BUILD YOUR OWN BROTHERHOOD
• Rediscover the legends of the Assassins Order like never before.
• Team up with more than 40 characters, including legendary ones as well as exclusive brand new characters.
• Train and promote your assassins to the highest ranks to strengthen your Brotherhood forces and defeat the Templars.
MANAGE YOUR HQ
• Develop your fortress as your Brotherhood grows, increase its power and improve your Assassins’ skills.
• Build new rooms, craft new equipment, gather resources or create new medicine.
• Collect DNA fragments to unlock new heroes and upgrade their abilities.
INFILTRATE TEMPLARS STRONGHOLDS
• Send your Assassins team on covert missions throughout Spain.
• Choose the perfect combination of heroes to achieve the objective.
• Develop your own strategy and use your Assassins’ unique skills to infiltrate the Templar strongholds and stop their plans.
• Fight your way through, or apply a more stealthy approach? Choose wisely.
JOIN TIME-LIMITED EVENTS
• Discover new settings and different eras from the past in the time-limited events.
• Earn additional rewards, and get a chance to unlock new rare Assassins by taking part in time-limited events.
• Join other players worldwide to compete in the leaderboards. Reach the top of the leaderboards and loot even greater rewards!
This game requires an online connection - 3G, 4G or Wifi. Android 4.3/iOS 8.0 or later version is also required.
Levels takes a lot of time to grind up, through mission completion, character upgrade, and brotherhood building.
November, 28, 2018
Rating: T (Teen)
The release of Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is not the first time that Ubisoft has made Assassin’s Creed mobile games, but this is the first time that they have done things right on the mobile AC titles. As a long-time AC fan, I greatly enjoy playing Rebellion and I can see that it will stay installed on my phone for a long while.
Violence: You are playing as multiple assassins, who use various abilities to assassinate targets. Characters are all in chibi style, and there is no blood or gore involved in gameplay.
Spiritual Themes: The templars are spiritual leaders who are at high leadership of church hierarchy in the medieval setting.
Positive Themes: Teamwork among different characters and abilities are highly valued and recommended. You won’t be able to achieve full stats if you don’t adjust your team building accordingly.
Who could ever have thought Ubisoft would develop an AC game with cute chibi style? It turned out pretty attractive to the eyes! All the assassins characters are cute and adorable in their own ways with various appearances, abilities, and roles. Let’s dive into the game and see why Rebellion works so well.
In this game, you start with choosing a name for your brotherhood, and then you recruit a couple of assassins for tutorial missions. The mission will gradually ease you into the introduction of roles, combat, interface, and building systems. Everything is very easy to follow and player-friendly.
Aguilar de Nerha is your starting shadow assassin, and he will be the main pick for many missions in the early levels. He can perform free running and assassination with his hidden blade. You will need him to climb through obstacles and eliminate enemies in silence. Tariq al-Nasr is another assassin who you will unlock very early, who fills the a role of DPS. He is good at dealing lots of damage to enemies in 1:1 fighting. Hamid al-Jasur is great for disarming traps and unlocking chests. Do be careful because each assassin has its own strength and weakness, so it is necessary to fully understand are good at before sending them on missions.
The chibi art style is wonderful and they all look very adorable. The music is fitting and easily recognizable as coming from other entries in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The story involves the typical conflict between the templars and the brotherhood, but it is more attractive due to the chibi storytelling.
You can build and expand your brotherhood from ground up. More room construction options become available when you reach certain levels of your brotherhood, which can be gained by completing missions. Each room has different functions and are not mere decorations. For example, the training room can help your assassins level up faster, the weaponsmith, armosmith, and workshop can create new gear to boost up your assassins’ power stats, the treasury provides extra money, and the intel room is your to-go place for receiving missions.
Just like many other games with missions, you can collect extra rewards by completing daily objectives and achievements. It is a great way to level up or to collect materials for building brotherhood and recruiting new members. When you reach level 8, your brotherhood will unlock a new wing, and you can unlock more building options till level 20. Special events are also available from time to time. Some events require higher power stats and some require certain levels of brotherhood to unlock. The game developer definitely has plenty content to keep you busy for a long while.
The shop is an option for people who want to skip the hard work and to get to the rare items quickly. You can get free rewards every 3 hours, so if you are very diligent you will receive tons of free items in no time. However, if you don’t want to wait every 3 hours, the game constantly reminds you that a special deal is available for you to purchase with real-world money. I personally did not find any needs or urge to buy anything for me to continue playing the game at all. And through my gameplay experience, I can tell you that you can play and enjoy the game well without spending a cent.
You recruit new assassins to your brotherhood by unlocking them through DNA fragments or buying them from the shop. Some missions provide DNA fragments as a part of their rewards. It takes a bit of luck to get a great drop, but that is part of way that the game encourages you to spend real-world money.
Helix credits, rift tokens, intel tickets, and coins are the currencies of Rebellion. You can use them to speed up your training, join special events, attend missions, build rooms, and create gear. I never ran out any of the currencies during my whole playthrough; I had plenty of left over even after finishing all I wanted to do each time. I appreciate the developer being generous on this.
Overall, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is a very fun game on mobile for both AC fans and casual phone game players. I will definitely recommend you to give it a try and hope you will enjoy the game as much as I have.
+ Beautiful graphics and cute art designs
+ Player-friendly interface
+ Generous in-game currencies
+ Fun gameplay
- Long grinding for unlocking new characters or more building options