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Video Game Review: The Last Maharaja DLC

March 10, 2016 | By Mike Chen | comment on this post
The Last Maharaja DLC
The Last Maharaja introduces a new character but little more.

The final Assassin’s Creed Syndicate DLC is now here with The Last Maharaja. Unlike the previous Jack the Ripper DLC, The Last Maharaja is integrated into the main story following sequence 3. For US$6.99, you’ll get 10 more missions to assist Assassin Duleep Singh (uncle to main story character Henry Green) across… well, pretty much typical Assassin’s Creed stuff.

That’s both good news and bad news. The DLC spans about 3-to-4 hours depending on how you play, and you’re not going to get anything particularly new out of it. You will get, however, 10 pretty fun missions that act as something of a best-of platter for the series. There’s brawling, sneaking, infiltration, chasing, those awful carriage races and, of course, plenty of assassinating.

Even the best Assassin’s Creed missions still suffer from the series’ pitfalls, so cool things like revisiting Syndicate’s bank setting still means that you’ll feel frustrated while trying to sneak around a corner.

No new mechanics, settings or big-picture plot revelations are involved, so it doesn’t feel nearly as unique as the Jack the Ripper DLC. It’s simply another way to spend a few more hours with the Frye siblings. But given Syndicate’s general strength, there’s nothing wrong with that.

OVERALL (3.5/5)

The Last Maharaja offers more of the same except for the introduction of a new side character. For the price, it’s not bad, but it won’t bring anything new to the Assassin’s Creed series.

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