With every new iteration, the tangled ball of plot threads that is Assassin's Creed gets a little more complicated. Given that its overarching story covers all of human history, from primordial ooze to Oculus mind-reading, the series can sometimes be a challenge to mentally juggle. This is a situation that the development team is clearly aware of, and which has resulted in an effort to consolidate the extended canon into game-form, and give players a breather with some smaller, more bare-bones titles. That's the aim of the new Assassin's Creed Chronicles mini-series, and the first in the set, China, brings us to the Great Wall and Forbidden City. While the title does discard some great parts of the Assassin's Creed experience, and controls can be frustratingly finicky, it's still well worth a try for stealth aficionados looking for a clear-cut challenge.