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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Part2: Assassin's Creed 2


Oh yeah.
Remember what I was saying about the first game? That it was showing a lot of potential? Well this is the proof.

AC2 was taken advantage of all the potential and created one of the best Action/Adventure games of the last decade. The scenery is transferred from the Holy Land to middle-ages Italy (Florence, Venice etc) which looks truly amazing. Our hero now is Ezzio Auditore and we watch him grow from a careless young man to the leader of the Assassins organisation.



Ofcourse the character developement of Ezzio is much better, as the overall writing in the game. The ending is shocking and has a big twist but it's not that pure cliffhanger of the first game, also the story of the old war between Templars and Assassin's gets more and more interesting and complicate, especially after you unveil the pieces of "The Truth", the special puzzle stages that unlock a short clip.





The funny part with the second installment of the Assassin's Creed series is that it has so many content in general, so many depth, that makes the first one look like a beta version of it. The cities arehuge and realistic, there are many extra things to do as renovating Monterigioni, your private estate, solving puzzles ("The Truth" stages I mentioned before), getting into special platform/puzzle stages (which are very fun and challenging) and in general the game has a healthy balance between a scripted story-driven scenario and the pure free sandboxing. Also I'd like to point how nice is when you see familiar places or interact with historical figures as Niccolo Mcchiavelli and Leonardo DaVinci.


thanks Leonardo



Thank God Ezzio can swim because when I first heard that we'd have Venice in AC2 it sounded like a total nightmare, knowing that Altair was diying when he touched water!
An example I like regarding how right did the developer got everything in this game. What we liked about the first game was all those outrageous 30-feet above the ground-jump down-hidden blade kills. So what can we do to make it even more outrageous? Well, we can add a second blade on our heroe's left hand so he does those outrageous kills and killing 2 people at the same time. Brilliance :D


FUCK YEAH!


So, final words. If you like action/adventure games go play it now! It's big, very well written with three-dimentional and memorable characters, is immersing and more important, it's tons of fun! Strongly Recommended!



20 comments:

  1. oooooo i want to play this so much!

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  2. Love the Assassin's Creed series.

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  3. Hell yeah, Assassin creed rocks, still waiting for Desmond chapter the URBAN ASSASSIN

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  4. what a great game, i loved the hole story, especially the eastereggs with animus :D

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  5. Looks and sounds like a pretty good game.

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  6. one of my all time favorite games.

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  7. my little cousin loves that game . now he is intrested in the history of the old rome

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  8. AC Revelations will kick ass

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  9. This is one of my favorite games!! I'm ready to check out Brother Hood!!

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  10. neat blog mmmm

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  11. I loved this game, but I think the potential really started to show in AC: Brotherhood. It's a shame that the difficulty level dropped though.

    I hope they fix the narrative a bit more with the new one, though. Because the cutscenes were rather loosely connected. I noticed it more when the novel made more sense as to why Ezio was there, but beyond that it was a pretty strong title. That issue there is mostly inherit to the sandbox game genre rather than the series though.

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  12. Yeah I agree on that and in fact i think the narrative finds a good balance between total sandbox and story-driven linear gameplay.

    I haven't read the novel, i must check it out!

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  13. I've said before that this is the best single player pc game i ever played

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  14. The entire series just keeps getting better!

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  15. I have a preview of the next title, Assassin's Creed: Revelations on my blog: jesterlv.blogspot.com

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