Excerpt: Developer/Publisher: Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Release Date: November 17, 2009 ESRB Rating: M for Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language Available On: Xbox 360, PS3, PC Version Reviewed: Xbox 360 [b]Genre: Third-Person Action Number of Players[/b]: 1 Strong Points: Extremely well-detailed environments; character models are gorgeous and well animated, with the exclusion of a few minor gripes; compelling story and protagonist; game seems to move far faster...
Excerpt: In Assassin's Creed 2, you continue playing the role of Desmond Miles immediately following the events of the first game. Once again you return to the animus to unravel the memories and secrets stored in Edmond's genes. In the animus, now version 2.0, you play the role of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Desmond's Italian ancestor in the 15th century. Ubisoft Montreal invites you to re-enter the animus and unravel the mystery of the first game.
Violence, sex, and revenge make epic game not for kids.
Common Sense Media
10 April 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Assassin's Creed II is very violent and definitely not for children. Players assume the role of a deadly assassin who uses weapons such as knives, swords, and daggers to kill human targets. Deaths -- both those resulting from the player character's actions and those in vivid cut scenes -- are shown in graphic detail. Blood spills from wounds and the action is sometimes slowed down for dramatic effect.
Excerpt: The original Assassin’s Creed (AC) , while technically impressive, was prone to long, dull and repetitive sections interspacing the action with enough horse riding to give you saddle sores. Assassin’s Creed II (AC2) is a satisfying improvement, proving that developers Ubisoft have listened to feedback, making the game less of the travelogue and adding more of that juicy action you wanted.
Conclusion: I liked the first assassins creed alot and when the second one came out i had to get it. i think that the second one is a little better then the first but there both great games if u haven't tried them i would recommend it. the second one has whole lot of new stuff spoilers ahead like the smoke bombs and a gun u get later in the game also if u get all the seals u get altairs armor which is completely black and max's your health also if u get 50 and 100 feathers u will...
Summary: : Assassin’s Creed 2 makes great strides of improvement that make it far and away a better game than its predecessor, and while some small issues here and there hurt the game more than they should, the experience is still a strong one. The story is outstanding and full of cool moments, the visuals are attractive and pleasant, the audio is expertly done and amplifies the experience, and the gameplay is mostly easy to pick up and functions exactly as you’d expect.
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. For every critic there was someone willing to shoot down the naysayer. For everyone who claimed the free-running was awkward, there was an angry fan keen to get their point across.
Excerpt: Assassin’s Creed II ’s first piece of downloadable content, The Battle of Forli , was a short, underwhelming effort, though it did have some redeemable features, filling in some blanks in ACII ’s story and introducing a few interesting new characters. The second piece of DLC, The Bonfire of the Vanities , is short on story elements but it’s a much more substantial package overall, offering a new area to explore and a more traditional brand of Assassin’s Creed gameplay.