Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed II
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amazing presentation makes you forget how boring it can be
Bryan M. Smith, Amazon
26 April 2010
Summary: I just spent 20-something hours playing through Assassin's Creed 2 and it only just now struck me that I was bored most of the time. I've never experienced anything quite like it. The world's amazingly immersive and fresh -- there are no tired sci-fi or fantasy cliches here, and it's a much better world for it. But the world alone isn't enough to hook you in for the game's substantial length.
Summary: I was on the edge about getting this game for a long time. I finally caved and bought it for $20 on PSN. First off let me say that most of the reviews of this game are being made by casual gamers that don't know any better or by people that REALLY liked the first game and are therefore too focused on the improvements to realize that this game is just not that good. GRAPHICS: The game looks ok but not anywhere near how it should for a PS3 and 360 game.
Summary: While the tedious 'do this 30 times over' style missions are gone, and the regular missions flow a bit better, the game around the central plot is lacking. Instead of many 'sit here and listen' missions, you race, beat up cheating husbands, and complete assassination contracts. These make it a generic platformer, and horribly repetitive. The inclusion of money into the game is interesting and nice. Upgrading your armor as well as your villa/home base.
Summary: While a marked improvement from the first game, Assassin's Creed 2 suffers from a number of the same problems the first adventure had. The plot is sloppy, the dialogue ham-fisted and the voice acting is so ridiculously cartoonish in it's attempt to be "authentic" that the main character might as well be wearing a red cap with an M on it. The combat is single button timing based again, and the missions are slightly less repetative.
Summary: I'm sure everyone is to each their own but this is just my opinion. The game along with other genres similar to this basically plays like a feeble attempt of enmeshing a movie with a video game. The graphics are good but not good enough to hold this cinematic style off well. It has a lot of dialogue from the characters with cheesy unrealistic & cliched voices. And not to mention too many cut scenes.
Summary: Far more varied than the previous game, more to do and a more open feel. The storyline is still a bit baffling with a lot of threads and dozens of characters. The setting of mid 15th century renaissance Italy is excellent and there is a good database of interesting snippets along the way to aid immersion into the game world.
Excerpt: "This game looks great, starts off well, but after a couple of hours you just get bored. Every single mission is either assassinating, following (extremely boring) and finding. It has a huge map which can take for ever to get around, and the fighting is smacking a load of buttons as quick as you can. As for the graphics, quite good, but after a while Leo Da Vinci will get on your nerves. He says the same thing every time you speak to him. Please don't ...
Pros: Graphics, but thats all thats good really
Cons: no online, one of the most repetitive games I have ever played
A great game in itself, but far too similar to the first assassins creed.
9 March 2010
Excerpt: Assassins Creed two has been out for a while now, so the first thing to know about it is, you are bound to be able to find it second hand for a lot cheaper than the RRP of Â£44.99. AC2 looks absolutely stunning, especially for those with HD TV's, the graphics are smooth and flow beautifully. The gameplay sees you running around Florence as Ezio Auditore, a young italian who becomes an assassin after your brothers and father are executed.