Assassins Creed 2

Happy New Year everyone! Hope your holidays were good.  I haven’t been on due to holiday relate delays but I hope this review of Assassins Creed 2 makes up for the missed time.

For fans of the first game, I’m going to assume you already purchased the game beat the crap out of it.  If you have played, beat, and liked the first game, I only have a few things to say.  Think about the first game, take out all of the super annoying parts and now your thinking about Assassins Creed 2.

So story time.  You play Desmond who lives in the year 20XX or something, I wasnt really listening, and now you escaped all those bastards from the science lab.  Your going to train to be an awesome assassin but in order to do that you need to use the memories from new guy Enzio, whos father and brothers are murdered.  Enzio travels Renaissance Italy to get revenge from those who wronged him, while Desmond locates clues locked in his memories that we left from Subject 16.  Needless to say that this game left as many unaswered quetions as it answered ones.  I don’t want to say to much about the story cause it was actually quite excellent and kept me up playing the freaking game for hours on end.

Gameplay is what we’re really here to talk about.  I don’t have a lot of complaints about the game, but for a game thats about stealthy assassins killing off key figures during the Reaissance, you spend  a large amount of time fighting off gaurds.  I did like the free-running aspect where anything and everything can be scaled.  There are the bits where Enzio will blindly leap 10 stories straight down in the direction he’s facing rather than the direction your facing, which can be unbelievably FUCKING frustrating.  The weapon selection is vast, but pointless as once you have a better weapon there is no reason to use the others and the combat is both simple and challanging.

In the end, all that matters is that you get a gun.  No joke, you get a fucking gun which, while to slow to use in combat, can be used at all other times.  Once I got the gun, I found that other weapons beyond the sword were pointless as I could just shoot eveybody.

With an ingaging story, challanging gameplay, wonderful sand-box environment, and plenty of collection side-quests, Assassins Creed is most definetly a a good buy.

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~ by cabboge on January 15, 2010.

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