Excerpt: At the completion of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, when all has been revealed, you find that the only real thing to keep your assassin needs fulfilled is the multiplayer. Soon though you will have that lingering feeling that you need more.
Excerpt: I know that invasive DRM may be a sign of the apocalypse and that it has eaten many of your children. That said, I am checking discussion of Assassin Creed’s II extremely draconian DRM at the door of this review.
Excerpt: The first Assassin’s Creed was a very interesting game: historical setting, third-person parkour action, and a plot that couldn’t have been sillier if it had been written by Dan Brown. I really liked it, despite …
Summary: Once again PC gamers have been left in the wake of their console playing friends with a long held back port. This time it’s Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 2, and while the original may have put you off, this is arguably worth the wait.
Excerpt: I hated Assassin’s Creed . With a passion. I know others seemed to have loved it, but Ubisoft’s 2006 title sticks out as one of my least favorite games of all time. The controls were awkward, the story made no sense and the game was just flat out boring.
The PC version of last year's beautiful action adventure is lots of fun, but you'll have to overcome its online-only copy protection and high price point.
8 March 2010
Summary: Assassin's Creed II is a gorgeous and impressive piece of work, unfortunately undercut by a few notable issues that intrude on the fun. Developer Ubisoft Montreal has addressed many of the original's flaws by filling its follow-up with fresh and enjoyable mission types while still retaining the joy...
Pros: Huge, beautifully realized world to explore, Ezio is a terrific new character, Tombs put a spotlight on the excellent and enjoyable platforming, A good variety of weapons, missions, and stealth techniques, Incredible production values
Cons: Frequently broken copy protection scheme requires constant Internet access, High price point, Some additions are a little contrived
This add-on is a flawed but refreshing way to revisit Renaissance Italy.
2 March 2010
Summary: Florence is such a beautiful city, who wouldn't want to make a return visit? Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire of the Vanities provides a good reason to do a little more sightseeing, though it involves one of Renaissance Italy's less reputable chapters.
Pros: Political and religious themes reminiscent of the original Assassin's Creed, Small but beautiful new area to explore, New targets to murder and new towers to climb
Cons: Major audio problems, Some of the missions are more frustrating than fun