posted by Illahtech (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Feb 8, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
I rarely review games, even when I love them, but this game is simply great. Amazing story, RPG-like elements, puzzles, stealth, action, etc. It's basically a perfect game. Definitely get your hands on this one.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Assassins Creed 2 improved over the original in everyway. AC is my favorite new video game franchise..the double blades, the gun (dont worry is overpowerful or take from gameplay) and the new character Ezio is awesome..cant wait for the new Assassins Creed Brotherhood coming this fall 15 hour plus campaign with ezio again..count me in!
Like many of you, when I received this game I was pumped. I couldn't wait to smash some guard heads and assassinate templars in completely awsome ways.
In many ways this game achieves the same feeling of bad-assery as the first. Running up walls, shifting from plank to plank escaping from guards. Yet while maintaining that feeling that the first Assassin's Creed, in my opinion, mastered, AC2 also came with a few new perks.
All of the main quest missions are different, yet the same at invariably the same time. Everything is plain and simple, assassinate the templar conspirators, yet the means of which to do such deeds carry many surprises in their own.
Soooo.... Now onto pros of AC2
- Establishment of a currency system, which yields armor upgrades, and many other perks that you will see once you play the game... Not all of the perks have to do with shops. - A more complex combat system, with more choices and more possibilities. - A LONG story line - Seemingly endless mini quests to take part in. - Where the other game failed, this game flourishes. The gameplay is not "investigate, find, assassinate" It is more. -Overall a much more in depth game.
- What I haven't really seen anybody else address is the music. I remember in the original assassins creed, the music was stimulating. You knew when you were in a pickle once the music got progressively more intense. This one seems to lack that feel. But that is purely my opinion..
- Complex controls (the dark side). Sometimes when I am preforming time trials, I feel as though Ezio is not an assassin, yet rather an escaped mental patient. However, the wide array of actions Ezio preforms seemingly does call for such complex controls.
- The targets of the game. Okay, so as I see myself running out of characters, I will make this brief. In AC1, I WANTED to kill these targets due to their prior actions. Yet this game lacked that sense of feeling for a few of them.