Is it worth playing?
There is less than half a year until Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gets released, and everyone is more than hyped for it, especially since it looks much different from traditional AC titles. We’re yet to see how successful and popular it will be, but until it’s out, we can take a look at one of the less prominent Assassin’s Creed titles. The game in question is Assassin’s Creed Rebellion, and it is available for Android and iOS.
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The numbers show that the game is still fairly popular among the gaming audience…
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion was developed and published by Ubisoft Entertainment. It was initially released on November 20, 2018. Since then, it was downloaded over 5 million times on Google Play alone, where it currently sits at 4.3 out of 5 star rating with more than 345 thousand votes. On the iTunes App Store, the game has 4.7 out of 5 stars with around 1.6k user reviews. These numbers show that the game is still fairly popular among the gaming audience, so let’s dive deeper and see what AC Rebellion has to offer.
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You will definitely get that Assassin’s Creed vibe emanating from the game while playing it…
This is one of the good parts of the Rebellion. You will definitely get that Assassin’s Creed vibe emanating from the game while playing it. Every time you successfully assassinate an enemy, or when you disarm several traps and unlock a treasure chest, you will feel a thrill and satisfaction. Also, most of the characters from the original games are faithfully represented in the game, and their strengths and weaknesses fit nicely into Rebellion.
Still, at times, some of the missions will become a bit repetitive, and that might have a negative impact on the whole atmosphere, but it is pretty much the same with most other hero-collection RPGs. You will need to grind at times in order to improve your characters and upgrade your Headquarters. Let’s face it, grinding can be boring for a lot of people, but as mentioned before, it is a part of pretty much every single modern gacha game.
As for the sound effects, they fit very nicely into the whole thing. The sounds of your characters assassinating unaware enemies are immensely satisfying, and also some of the abilities have very good sound effects tied to them. This increases the overall immersion and is one of the best things about Rebellion.
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Unlike the traditional AC titles, Rebellion is a strategy-action role-playing game…
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion follows the Spanish Brotherhood of Assassins led by Aguilar de Nerha during the Spanish Inquisition. Unlike the traditional AC titles, Rebellion is a strategy-action role-playing game. The basic gameplay will have you send the team that consists of up to three assassins on various infiltration missions. While on missions, you will have different objectives to fulfill in order to successfully complete them. There are numerous ways to finish each mission. You can take the stealthy approach, and sneak past some enemies while assassinating those that you cannot avoid, or you can try and brute force your way from start to finish if that’s what you prefer.
Each mission is divided into several rooms, and most of the time, you will be able to pick the route you want to take. Sometimes, you can take a detour to collect some optional treasures or resources that will help you along the way. While playing, you will also encounter dangerous traps or locked chests, and successfully handling them will earn you additional bonuses.
Since Rebellion is a role-playing game, you will get to collect various characters from AC franchise. This is done by obtaining DNA fragments for each of the characters. These fragments will sometimes be rewards from missions or found in DNA Cubes that are purchasable via microtransactions.
Each of the characters you collect is suited for certain roles. Some of them are good at sneaking around, jumping, and assassinating the unaware enemies. Others prefer a more direct approach and are good for taking on enemies you cannot avoid. There are also those that are proficient at disarming traps and picking locks. All in all, most of the time, you will want to assemble a team that is capable of dealing with every possible situation.
As for the gameplay itself, it is rather simple and easy to understand. You will begin each mission in the starting room, and from there, you can choose where to go next and which character to send to deal with the following room. You’ll get to see the enemies/traps/obstacles that are present in the nearby rooms, but you can only send one of your characters to deal with them. It is important to understand what each of your characters is good at and to utilize their strengths to the maximum. For instance, you don’t want to send a character into the room full of traps unless that character is capable of disarming them. Each time you complete a mission, you will receive a grade that can go up to three stars. Needless to say, a better grade will yield better rewards, which is why you want to try your best and complete every mission with three stars.
Between the missions, you will get to spend some time in your Headquarters. Here, you can build and upgrade various rooms that will help you progress. For example, the Training Room will allow you to level up your characters and improve their statistics. Weaponsmith will let you craft various weapons you can use to equip your characters, and so on. As mentioned before, each of these rooms can be upgraded to increase its efficiency, which is important in order to progress through the game faster. Also, bear in mind that you will need to collect various resources to upgrade your characters, craft weapons for them, and so on.
There are three types of missions you can play. In Standard missions, you can earn Codexes that will allow you to train your characters. Loot missions will provide you with various materials used for crafting gear. In Legacy missions, you will get to earn some DNA fragments that are used for unlocking new heroes. Other than these, there are also special Event missions that are time-limited. Completing these will earn you some special rewards and the opportunity to unlock some of the iconic characters from the AC franchise, such as Kassandra, Alexios, Edward Kenway, Altaïr, and many others.
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Unfortunately, the graphics aren’t too good…
Unfortunately, the graphics aren’t too good. While all of the characters are represented in a rather comical manner, the models look like they came straight from the PS1 era of gaming. All of the characters have low-poly models, the animations aren’t very attractive or flashy, and overall, the entire visuals are a huge letdown compared to the rest of what Rebellion has to offer. Granted, this was more than likely done in order to reduce the development costs and make the game more accessible for low-end devices, but in today’s day and age, graphics are one of the most important part of the gaming experience. The game looking like it was found in a time-capsule buried 20+ years ago certainly isn’t going to be appealing for everyone. Still, there are those who find the entire graphic style rather lovely and cute, and for those people, having the game look the way it does won’t ruin the overall experience.
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Thankfully, Rebellion isn’t too demanding when it comes to hardware requirements…
Thankfully, Rebellion isn’t too demanding when it comes to hardware requirements. For Android users, minimum requirements involve having an Android 4.3 compatible device. As for iOS, the bare minimum is iOS 9.0. These aren’t very high when it comes to requirements, and most modern smartphones will easily be able to run the game. Still, it is worth mentioning that the game isn’t as polished as it should be, and numerous users have been reporting various bugs, crashes, and other issues while playing the game. These can really mess up the whole gameplay experience. Thankfully, the developers are trying their best to release updates on a regular basis, and many of the bugs are getting fixed with each new update.
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If you are a type of player that doesn’t mind taking their time to progress through the game, you should be fine for the most part…
To pay or not to pay? Well, this is entirely subjective. If you are a type of player that doesn’t mind taking their time to progress through the game, you should be fine for the most part. You will, however, need to grind a lot in order to progress through the game, and many of that grind can be skipped by purchasing various packs via microtransactions. So, if you are okay with taking it slow, and playing the game during your daily breaks, then you will be completely fine as a F2P player. Still, some of the events might pose quite a challenge for F2P players. When you consider the fact that many the iconic AC characters are only obtainable through these events, it can be quite frustrating not to be able to obtain them without spending money. Other than that, it is important to note that the game will very often throw popups at you, offering you various packs that would help you progress. These popups can be very intrusive at times, and will undoubtedly have a negative impact on the gameplay experience of many players.
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Definitely recommended to all fans of the franchise…
All things considered, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is a good game that puts together most of the familiar characters from the Assassin’s Creed franchise and lets you create some of the most unlikely teams of heroes. Definitely recommended to all fans of the franchise.
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion guides and TIPS
How to improve your gaming experience and gameplay…
Here is the part when we get a bit more in-depth. We compiled a list of useful guides, tips, and tricks that will help you throughout your gaming journey and hopefully make it more fun and easy! Enjoy!
Use links below to jump to the guide sections.
- How to level up fast?
- How to get Helix Credits?
- How to reset?
- How to get Ezio?
- How to unlock Region 5?
- How to get new characters?
- What to spend Helix Credits on?
In order to maximize your experience gained, and level up fast, you want to complete as many missions as possible. Try not to let your intel go to waste, and make sure you log into the game at least a few times a day. Also, be sure to complete all of the daily tasks since those will award you with nice amount of experience points.
Helix Credits are a premium currency. They can be obtained in several ways. You can get them simply by playing a game. Shortly after you start, you will be rewarded a good amount of Helix Credits. Later on, you will get some of these by completing missions. You can also obtain them from login rewards. Other than that, watching ads will sometimes award you with some Helix Credits. And lastly, you can obtain Helix Credits from the in-game shop via microtransactions.
In order to reset your account, you need to create a Facebook account and link it to your in-game account. Then, if you unlink the Facebook account, the game will start from the beginning. This will allow you to reset your account.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze is a Legendary Hero. You can get Ezio during Swift Assassination Helix Rift Event. While this event is active, try your best to complete all of the challenges in order to earn the DNA needed to get Ezio.
Region 5 was added in the August 2019 update. Since then, players could access the Region 5 and complete many new missions.
In order to get new characters you need to collect their DNA fragments first. You can obtain the fragments from mission rewards, by completing daily tasks, from the login rewards, and from DNA Cubes. Also, during Events, you can get DNA for some of the legendary characters.
Since Helix Credits are a premium currency they aren’t easy to come by. Because of that, it is extremely important to use them wisely, especially if you are a F2P player. One of the best ways to spend your Helix Credits would be on purchasing 1800 DNA Cube packs. This will guarantee you to get some characters, which is especially helpful early on. At later stages in the game, you might want to consider spending Helix Credits on some of the event heroes packs.