Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed II
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20 March 2015
Summary: Assassin’s Creed II is a better game than the original in just about every way. It is more varied, more open, tells a better story, and fixes just almost all of the other complaints gamers had with the original. In all honesty, we really, really liked the first Assassin’s Creed, but Assassin’s Creed II completely blows it away. This is not only a great sequel, but also one of the best games of 2009 overall.
Excerpt: It’s Like… …Assassin’s Creed with more of what you liked and less of what you didn’t like. Desmond Miles is delving once again into his ancestral memories in order to save the future by learning the secrets buried in his family’s past. With Altair’s story told in the previous installment, Assassin’s Creed 2 introduces a new hero, Ezio Auditore, who buckles his swashes across the backdrop of 15th century Italy.
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: 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...
Excerpt: For all its repetitious missions and other goofy flaws, I tend to look back at Assassin's Creed as a one of my favorite games from this generation of consoles. Judging from comments from co-workers and friends, I have a feeling I'm not alone. I remember hating the long drudge between receiving a new target and the chance to end his life with my wrist blade, yet I also spent many an hour searching for every little clue to make sure I'd be able to pull off the...
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.
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.
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. In 1497, Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola and his supporters publicly burned books, paintings, musical instruments--any objects he associated with secular decadence and moral decay.
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