Crispy Gamer: Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles DS Review

Crispy Gamer writes: If you're expecting a Prince of Persia meets Splinter Cell experience -- just like its console brethren -- players will have a good time exploring a late-12th century Middle East in Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles for the Nintendo DS.

Gameloft's portable prequel does a good job capturing the sights and sounds of this exotic time period, not to mention introduce a number of unsavory characters and situations, but while the gameplay is gratifying for the most part, some technical troubles taint the overall experience.

What's Hot: Good mix of platforming, action and puzzle-solving; Many upgrades available; Good writing; Great music; Mini-games take advantage of touch-screen

What's Not: Some technical bugs; Annoying camera angles at times; Questionable enemy AI; Very linear game; Quite short

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