Pretty much the same look and feel as the first, but tons more to do. Your own villa (mini city + your manor) to upgrade and expand. The armor upgrades show on your character, you can dye your clothes, tons of weapons to collect, treasure maps, and lots of side quests/errands. The first 4 hours pretty much sets up the story and teaches you the game, but after that it really opens up.
I'd compare it somewhat to GTA IV, but in 15th century Italy. No cars, no guns, but plenty of tightly packed buildings to mob across, and tons of sh/t to do.
I never finished the first game because it got well..... boring.
you won't have that problem with assassin's creed 2. new weapons are introduced all the time, and collecting things gets you rewards. you gradually unlock new skills to use. 2 hidden blades and double ssassinations are sweet. tons of new enemies make you think on your toes, rather than just waiting to counter like in the first game. you also have doctors, tailors, blacksmiths, and not to mention leonardo davinci in the mix. it is far more realistic, allowing you to upgrade armor and change clothes. this game gets a 10 out of 10, and you will never want to put it down.
posted by jayroboy12 (LOUISVILLE, KY) Nov 21, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
Assassin's Creed 2 is probably one of the greatest games I have played. I can't stop playing it.
Desmond Miles is back in the Animus except this time he is working for the assassins. They break him out of Abstergo in order to train him to become an assassin and with the Animus it will be easy. He goes to the time of the Italian Renaissance and experiences the life of a another one of his ancestors named Ezio Auditore Da Firenze. I like saying that name. Ezio is out for revenge for the murder of his father and two brothers and he trains to possibly become a better assassin than Altair. He travels all over Italy to solve clues and kill some people in order to find the one responsible for his father and brother's murder.
The gameplay is little bit like the first but it has been updated big time. There are new weapons you can choose from like a mace or even an axe. You can upgrade your armor and even change the color of your outfit. My favorite weapon is still the hidden blade but this time you have two so that means double the kills. The gameplay is a lot harder than the first but the way you kill your opponents makes it even better. You can take your enemy's weapons and use it against them. You can jump off buildings and kill your enemies on top. Also you can hide in hay and stealth kill them. You can swim in the game too so thats a big plus. You blend with the crowd a lot in this game in order to hide from your enemies but even if you are hiding that doesn't mean they can't find you so be aware of that. Countering is harder too especially against the bigger enemies but it still helps.
This game is a major upgrade from the first so you Assassin's Creed fans will not be disappointed.