CheatCC writes: "I will be the first to admit that I was skeptical about the original Assassin's Creed. In fact, I was downright cynical. I was convinced that a game with so much hype around it could not possibly deliver. And while the game was not as fantastic as the two-year media campaign would have liked you to believe, it is a pretty enjoyable game. It featured engaging stealth-based gameplay and gave players a lot of freedom. Oh, and it had some awesome graphics. So needless to say, after riding the high after finally playing through the original game, I was pretty pumped for the Nintendo DS prequel. But unfortunately, I found myself rather let down by this title. Let me start off by saying that Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles is not a bad game. It has all the core elements of a game that is worth playing. But the trouble is that the game never seems to take any elements beyond a simplistic level. "