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Assassin's Creed II Review
7 April 2010
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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Truly there is no thought geekier than a table top war-game turned MMO [ Massive Multiplayer Online game ]. Something that nerdy would surely tear the fabric of our reality and send us spiralling into the jaws of infinity. Perhaps not though, if GOA’s most recent release is anything to go by.
Violence, sex, and revenge make epic game not for kids.
Common Sense Media
29 March 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: 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.
Excerpt: Late last year when downloadable content was announced for Assassin’s Creed II I was definitely excited. The second game in the franchise was a vast improvement on the original in nearly every way, and earned its place as one of my games of the year for 2009. Both pieces of DLC, Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities , will slot into the vacant spaces for memory sequences 12 and 13, filling out blanks in Ezio’s story rather than expanding upon the events at the end...