I have a weird soft spot in my heart for Assassin’s Creed. I know Ubisoft has gone to the golden goose one too many times, revisiting the Templar / Assassin saga ad nauseum, but when it comes to historical fiction that isn’t an RTS, the pickings are pretty slim. The most recent of these AC-branded adventures comes in the form of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. The first part of the three game series - which may or may not all come out this year - AC Chronicles: China is a nice break from what one would normally expect of the franchise. The game swaps the expansive, side-quest-heavy epic world for a small, two-dimensional stealth platformer. The first entry in this Chronicles trilogy is a bit rocky, but its smart visual design helps keep the effort interesting.