The game play itself is a little complex. The player fights against an A.I or a friend, in order to gain territories. Different cards have varied points and abilities, which tend to lean towards offensive or defensive strategy. The player places these cards in their turn to gain points and take over the territories needed to win the game.
Whilst the game itself is fairly deep, it is described in a simple way thanks to a very deep and easy to understand starting tutorial. However once this tutorial is over, you are on your own. Due to the real time nature of the game there is no pausing actions, so you must be focused at all times. This means that trying to keep into account all of the cards abilities that are on the table as well as the point values, often becomes quite overwhelming.
I am a fan of my card games and the story progressions as well as the card collecting is good fun and adds an even greater depth to the game, but even if you are not into card games there is plenty for any Assassin's Creed fan. Not only does each card look classy and amazing but the game also has an art gallery section as well as an animated short film Assassin's Creed Embers, which provides the final chapter of Ezio Auditore's journey.
The games story mode alone offers a good 8-10 hours of play as well as a multiplayer mode to keep you busy, however with 280 cards to collect there is a ton of quality game play on offer, for card game fans and general fans of the series alike.
For the small price of $2.99, any fan with an iPad should get a copy.
Guest Post by Lewis Terry