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GF Rating
8.7

30698 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Worth the buy this time around!

posted by toMsonsLLC (BERWYN, IL) Nov 17, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

289 out of 327 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

This game is better than the first, I will start with that.

I will say the bad cause I want to finish with the good. First the buildings still look the same, when you climb you will notice the building parts are copied and pasted from other areas. This isn't a big deal unless you're just climbing, for all the viewpoints before you do anything. This brings me to my second bad part of the game, the darn viewpoints. I was hoping that they would ditch the many viewpoints for just ONE, or a few.. But there is tons again, I guess he still has terrible vision. But this is just an annoyance for people who do everything.

More bad, the model detail level. It's kinda just like AC original from what I can tell. The face models aren't great, and to many rough edges in the details. I feel like they could have delayed the game a month to make the models look better, say like MGS4 or Uncharted (faces). Those two games capitalize on high quality for this generation.

Don't worry about that first section, that is pure nit-picking!

Now the GOOD...

One, there is a ton of weapons for once. You don't get bored of combat so fast, because when you start being bored you switch it up and you're entertained yet again. Than you steal weapons mid-fight and this really gets you into it. It's awesome to kill 3-4 enemies with a single attack, and from what I've seen there are more "finishing moves" with all the weapons.

They took away the REPETITIVENESS that killed AC1, thank god! They did a good job of listening to us, the fans that we don't want to do the same thing 20-30 times in the game (20-30% still remains).

Money! You get to buy all sorts of stuff, I will let you be surprised. Collecting money is fun. One of the best things is you get a manor, which you improve. It's fantastically original. But money isn't all this game is good at. The story is well thought out. It brings you in slowly, and lets you LEARN.

9.3 / 10.0 - They call it AC2, cause it's twice as great as the original.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

This game is oh so good

posted by ledah435 (OREM, UT) Sep 4, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is well worth its weight in gold. The Graphics are very good (Though overly textured), the story is remarkable, the choice of weapons is impressive, and the objectives are challenging and engaging.

Pros:
1. The story is complex, but easy to follow. Though, Playing Assassin's Creed One would allow a little better understanding of the game, I feel that you don't need to play the first to enjoy this game.

2. The challenges are... well, challenging. They aren't borderline impossible and the main character will glue your eyes to the screen.

3. The characters' spirit is felt throughout the game. Regardless of their role, every character feels real when you hear them speak.

Cons:
1. The only downside to this game is the battle system seems hesitant when transitioning from offensive to defensive tactics. The ability to do so is there, but the game seems to have a hard time when the player switches strategies. I've lost a few battles because of this.

This game is well worth renting. Rest assured that if you haven't played the first one, it won't hinder the experience that much.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

BETTER THEN THE FIRST ( A 15TH CENTURY GTA )

posted by mike1976 (BUFFALO, NY) Jul 16, 2011

Member since Aug 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

STORY 10
I realy loved the story it keeped me coming back to the game just to find out what was gonna happen next.

CONTROLS 6
when you are chasing someone and you try to tackle them at time you will just bump into them and chasing someone from rooftop to rooftop can be a pain you pretty much have to be perfect because if your not you will lose a lot

SOUND FX 8
ok but could use some work

GRAPHICS 8
a lot of cut and paste and the carector madols look choppy

VIEW 7
at times the game gave you the worst camra angles possible

GLITCHES 9
the biggest glitch that i noticed is when you are walking up or down a set of stair enzio will at times get stuck and look down at the ground

LOCATION 10
i realy loved the locations no city is alike my favorite is venice and next would be florence

REPLAY 8
very high

OVERALL SCORE 8.25 OUT OF 10

ROUND IT OFF TO 8

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