There isn’t another Assassin’s Creed game out there quite like Assassin’s Creed Memories. Whether that’s a positive or negative is really a matter of personal preference.
Memories is set up with the framework of a card battle game, but it emphasizes its 20v20 Guild battles that occur several times a day above all of its other gameplay experiences. It also can be more than a little intimidating for new players, as the tutorial only explains a few things before throwing you into the fray, though there are more instructional sequences that pop up as you explore the game’s multiple facets.
But that’s why we’re here! By keeping just these few simple tips and strategies in mind, you can cut through some of the confusion and be assassinating targets and helping your Guild to victory with the best of them.
- Take note of the times for Guild vs. Guild (GvG) battles
It’s probably proper to think of the GvG battles as the bread and butter of Assassin’s Creed Memories. They occur at the same times every day, which is a useful way for the developers to ensure players have a vested interest in checking back in multiple times. Currently, the GvG times are 7 am, 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm and 11 pm Pacific time, but that could change. Make sure you keep up to date on the schedule. Guild battles last for 30 minutes.
- Check your Delivery Box
If you’ve never played a mobile card battle game before, you might not be familiar with the concept of the Delivery Box, which is essentially an inbox for rewards. These include your daily login rewards, the cards you get from assassinating bosses during missions, and more. It’s easy to forget that’s where the rewards go, so don’t forget to check it regularly and claim the goodies you have earned.
- Don’t forget to assign your Equip Points
Every time you level up, you receive more points you can assign to weapons, armor and allies. To ensure you are always as strong as possible, you want to assign these points right away. This leads us right into our next tip, which is …
- Use unwanted Weapons, Armor and Allies to upgrade the ones you’d like to use
This is another aspect of Assassin’s Creed Memories that will be very familiar to people who are accustomed to the conventions of mobile card battle games but may confuse newcomers. The common cards you receive through free transfers or in missions are like the fuel you need to upgrade the gear you actually want to use. That’s done through the Augmentation screen from the Upgrade menu at the bottom of the main screen. Here you can pick the item or ally be upgraded up top and up to 10 cards to sacrifice to make it better. Each card you sacrifice costs gold, but you’ll get plenty of that during the course of gameplay.
- The Quick Equip button can help you choose the best gear
If picking the ideal gear for your current level of Equip Points gets to be a hassle, there’s a Quick Equip button that can do the work for you. You can even help it out by specifying whether you’d like your equipment optimized for ranged, melee or overall Attack or Defense values.
- Coordinate the use of Hacks with your Guild
If you are fortunate enough to start or join a Guild with very active members, you can use Hacks to the advantage of all. That’s because they turn the success rate of missions to 100 percent for 10 minutes for all Guild members, not just you. It behooves you to coordinate a time to use them so multiple people can reap the benefits — maybe right before or right after GvG play since multiple people should be online around those times.
- Save your Stamina Packs for use while a Hack is active
Stamina Packs are items that instantly refill the energy you use to tackle each part of a mission. If you have some on hand, consider saving them for use while a Hack is active, as you want to maximize the number of mission steps you can play while you know your chace of success is 100 percent.
- Tap like crazy when chasing assassination targets
Perhaps the most disappointing part of Assassin’s Creed Memories is that when you finally reach the boss of each era, the method by which you assassinate him or her is mind-numbingly simple (though it does feature some cool, stylized artwork). There’s no trick to this part of the game; just tap the screen as fast as your little fingers can manage to chase down your mark. Being a real member of the Brotherhood would probably have been at least a little tougher.