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Assassin's Creed II review (PS3)
8 September 2012
Excerpt: Ezio Auditore Da Firenze never had a perfect life, but by 15th-century Italy standards, he did quite well. His father was on good terms with bankers and politicians, his brothers and sister were happy within their roles in society, and Ezio had the admiration of a variety of beautiful women around...
Excerpt: Two years ago the first Assassin’s Creed saw the light of day. The game became a true hype that was mostly created by the game journalists which gave it many high scores. Unfortunately it was a disappointment for the average Joe Schmuck due mostly to the repetitive character of the missions and...
Excerpt: ]Assassins Creed 2 took everything that made Assassins Creed fun and entertaining, and improved it ten fold, and all the repetition issues from the first game are non existent. Assassins Creed 2 is a visual masterpiece.
Conclusion: Assassins Creed II is a definite upgrade to its predecessor. Everything has been improved upon in this game. The visuals accompanied by the subtle sound design that doesn’t overpower the moments and the game are a nice added touch.
Excerpt: Assassin's Creed was a massive commercial success, yet it received the most mixed reviews of any high profile release in recent memory. Under the circumstances, developer Ubisoft must have questioned what really needed changing for this sequel.
Conclusion: Assassin’s Creed II is something altogether unique in its uninhibited size and wealth of ambition, few games managing to measure up in terms of depth and detail. The development team at Ubisoft Montreal has gone far beyond what we’d normally anticipate from a sequel too, delivering not only an...
Excerpt: Yesterday, Ezio's missing memories came to a searing finale with the Bonfire of the Vanities DLC pack. It's a smooth transition from the closing events of The Battle of Forli , continuing the developments that lead to Ezio's recovery of the piece of Eden from Girolamo Savonarola (The bad guy in...
Summary: To anyone with mixed feelings on the original, I’ll say this: They fixed Assassin’s Creed. With clinical precision, Ubisoft Montreal has addressed the list of issues that interfered with the first outing.
Excerpt: Picking up where Battle of Forli abruptly left off, Bonfire of the Vanities takes Ezio back to Florence to overthrow a corrupt new ruler. Burning piles of books and art line the streets, and Machiavelli returns to direct Ezio's quest.