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Title: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 22, 2009, 05:45:15 AM
Once again another sequel in the world of gaming,  but unlike most this game feels as fresh as the first and better in everyway!  Not only that but this game adds ALOT more to your slice of a life as an Assassin.



I am writing this review and I'm afraid It may be my last, after days of playing with the spectacular game Assassins Creed 2 I uncovered something within and I believe the Templars know and are hunting me.  If indeed this is my last, I will try to make it full and honest giving insight and warning to any would be assassins that will follow.



(14,15,20,8,9,14,7)  (9,19)  (20,18,21,5) ,   (5,22,5,18,25,20,8,9,14,7)  (9,19)  (16,5,18,13,9,20,20,5,4).

Starting where the first game left off you are in the lab and we all remember the weird writing on the wall, this game clears it all up as you go along!  Tieing up loose ends seems to be a really good practice due to the seemingly increasing questions you had at the end of the first game.. Alot of the time leading you to scratching your head and replaying the game thinking you missed something.

The first level like all games is basically a tutorial where you escape from Abstargo like the plot in the first game (via texts on laptops etc) was leading towards.  This imediately shows off numourous things such as how Assasins Creed would look in the modern day setting, which weirdly enough isnt bad!

Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 22, 2009, 05:54:43 AM
Now the duration of AC2 is spent more homely and warming than the first Prison like atmosphere,  Not only that but you are RARELY taken out of the Animus 2.0 to see the "Real" world.  This further engages players with a sense that they are in a living relality within the life of a Assassin.

Speaking of which,  you really do live the life of an assassin in AC2 from the despair, love, happyness, scouting, vengeance and of course.. the assasinations themselfs.  

The asssassinations this time around have been increased in not only the ways you can perform such acts but how you go act afterwards too,  not just a run across the city this time!  One time i found myself in a rush running accross rooftops only to see a mass amount of people chasing me down wanting my head on their spear,  I then saw water in the distance and dived straight in and hid for a few minutes getting out of the "last seen circle" (Think GTA's Last seen circle for wanted levels).  This was not only exciting but it for once means your assassin isnt afraid of the water.. thats right no more throwing your control pad wondering why your super assassin can master everything but H20.

One of the main charecters within the game and respectively a major help is Leonardo Da Vinci.  Not only is his charecter enjoyable company to converse with but he gives you alot of the tools to help you kill people. (Think Q from 007 films)

Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 22, 2009, 06:08:44 AM
One such memorable missions from assassins creed 2 is using the Da Vinci "Flying machine",  this epic feeling of flying across Venice is truly breathtaking.  Not only showing off the great graphics and architecture but also showing off what people of the time were like.  Hearing a soldier brown his trousers shouting "a flying demon" is humorous and yet it teaches you of their beliefs!

Speaking of teaching, alot of the story and philosophy is based on real events and real people, meaning the conspiracy involved and events hits your heart and mind harder than any other game around!  In theory, some of the stuff in this game could be true.

A few gripes from the first game was the side missions used to get information on the target, in this game you can't moan at the variations at all,  they are different and feel like actual mainline missions in their own right.  Not only that but there is a plethora of other missions and quests around each of the citys to give you hours of fun that isnt directly connected to your story.  Add to this treasures and secret areas around the world and you get a truly emersive gaming world.

This is increased by the customisation of the charecter, including RPG elements such as increasing your inventory for such things as poison to knifes.  Actually buying different weapons, from swords to hammers and daggers.  Also you can dye your clothes to different tastes,  each helping the player personalise his experience.

The best and most thrilling moment of the entire game is by far the ending sequence.  This not only slaps you in the face like a blockbuster movie but it grabs you by the balls and keeps you staring at the screen in awe.  This segment of the game alone is worth the money.  By far the best and most exciting singleplayer open world game I have ever played.  (Think how Bioshock slapped you in the face with awesomeness and this game beats that hands down).

Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 22, 2009, 06:17:13 AM
To end this review I will give it some scores before I delete my harddrive and all knowledge of my existance before I am found and the secret is out.

Graphics:  10 Out of 10 - Some of the best visuals on any game, ever.
Sound:    9 Out of 10 - Truly emersive sound especially in the heat of battle or stalking your target.
Single Player:  10 Out of 10 - The best single player experience of 2009. Bar none.
Longativity:  8 Out of 10 - Deserves a second playthrough, maybe DLC can give it a 3rd or 4th need.
Overall:  10 Out of 10 - Like Bioshock, this game is meant to be played at least once through as an epic piece of gaming history.


The best open world game released in 2009 by far.  This game blows the original away and surpasses every doubt you could have, there might be a few quirks but with a game this well done you can ignore such things as friendly pathfinding.

Assassins Creed II will grab you from the moment you start till the moment your jaw hits the ground on the most epic ending I have seen in a video game.  I for one will be egerly awaiting Assassins Creed III with great Anticpation, can they build upon this game?  It will be hard.. we will see.

Goodbye for now.
(20,8,1,14,11,19)     (6,15,18)    (18,5,1,4,9,14,7)!
(11,15,18,5,18,21,16,20).
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 22, 2009, 06:22:41 AM
Good 4 part review mate  :)

I'm actually really looking forward to this now, i wasn't too bothered about it at first, partly because the first game, while technically amazing, became boring quite quickly due to the lack of variation in the missions, i've heard this is no longer a problem.

I'm still gonna wait for the price to drop though.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: sambo on November 22, 2009, 06:23:23 AM
Nice review again Kore.  ;D
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 22, 2009, 06:24:39 AM
Think of it like this.. Assassins Creed one.. was FarCry 1. just a Technical demonstration.  

And Assassins Creed II is the Crysis followup.. spectacular.

Ps. Its four parts cause on really long posts the posting box seems to f*ck up lol.. really annoying  ;D

[Wonder when someones gonna ask about the numbers;D]
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 22, 2009, 06:28:04 AM
Think of it like this.. Assassins Creed one.. was FarCry 1. just a Technical demonstration.  

And Assassins Creed II is the Crysis followup.. spectacular.


Ps. Its four parts cause on really long posts the posting box seems to f*ck up lol.. really annoying  ;D

[Wonder when someones gonna ask about the numbers;D]

Good analogy, if the numbers have anything to do with the game, then i won't ask
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 22, 2009, 06:29:04 AM
Nope, its my own code. Really easy to break though. :)  Totally nothing to do with the game though.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 22, 2009, 06:41:50 AM
nothing is true everything is permitted

&

thanks for reading
korerupt
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 22, 2009, 06:42:21 AM
See nice and easy.. Will be harder next time.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: ApocalysePony on November 22, 2009, 03:47:43 PM
...You make me want to get this game more then i do now lol.
thanx for the great review! ;D
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 23, 2009, 03:43:19 AM
Doing my best! :)  If anyone has questions about the game just ask.  Or if you need help with AC2 send me a Private messege. Can be anything from Customisation questions to i dont know.. how many times Ezio flosses per day..  And help can be anything from missions to sidequests ill do my best! Just ask!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Kyuubi on November 23, 2009, 11:37:56 AM
Nice review!

It just frustrates me more that 3 games I want all came out at once and I can just about only afford 1 of them!! lol
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: ApocalysePony on November 23, 2009, 02:15:22 PM
Thats what happens when you jump the broom! lol  ;)
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 23, 2009, 03:28:17 PM
Happens every year.. u get months and months of shitty nothing.. June - September.. then all of a sudden Bang! Awesome game explosion! :O

still got MassEffect2, Splinter Cell & Bioshock 2 to come too. :O
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Failed on November 23, 2009, 05:00:03 PM
tis Christmas, tis the season to be overrun with games!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: NeuroticSarge on November 24, 2009, 02:15:02 AM
That's a really good review,but I still won't be getting it.I bought The Elder Scrolls-oblivion coz everyone here raved about it,and well,I thought it's pants.
I tried but just not my bag!
Bit like Mass Effect-meh!

Sorry.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Failed on November 24, 2009, 04:49:59 AM
I agree sarge it is Elder Pants: Oblivion and Fallout 3 is exactly the same game, with guns ... Pantsout 3. Although i liked Borderlands and i like Mass Effect but they're more linear, not the wanderthons that Bethesda make!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Jaynestown on November 24, 2009, 05:51:04 AM
I bought Mass Effect twice and both times, having played it for an hour or so without any achievements I got bored and gave up.

Fallout 3 however is brilliant :)
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 24, 2009, 09:01:41 AM
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 24, 2009, 09:07:14 AM
you seem to be using that phrase a lot recently  ;D
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 24, 2009, 09:09:08 AM
Hehe Its true :P

If someone doesn't have an overactive imagination they get bored of open world games quite fast.. especially if they want to rush around and stuff.

E.g.  GTA:IV ive been playing it for years.. and I still invent new things to do.. Like using motocrossers to scale buildings! :D
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: sambo on November 24, 2009, 10:52:29 AM
It's not boredom that does me for open world games, It's just to time consuming. I have Oblivion, Mass Effect and GTA looking at me in the face, Begging to be played, I just can't find the time to give them a really good session.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: NeuroticSarge on November 24, 2009, 11:55:04 AM
I loved Fallout 3-great game,just not the others.I did take a gamble withit and it paid off.
Like GTA 4,Loved evrey other gta,but this one felt,well,samey? Got the Liberty City Stories disc and will give that a bash soon.....might re-kindle a love affair?
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Failed on November 24, 2009, 12:56:11 PM
I like my games linear, i don't like wandering or trying random sh*t, i have too many games to play ... i want them like my movies, short with shed loads of explosions and no story :P heehee
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Lukehi on November 24, 2009, 12:58:57 PM
I like my games linear, i don't like wandering or trying random sh*t, i have too many games to play ... i want them like my movies, short with shed loads of explosions and no story :P heehee

**Sigh** If only Uwe Boll turned his hand to games!!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Failed on November 24, 2009, 01:00:46 PM
I like my games linear, i don't like wandering or trying random sh*t, i have too many games to play ... i want them like my movies, short with shed loads of explosions and no story :P heehee

**Sigh** If only Uwe Boll turned his hand to games!!

we can dream, we can dream *sigh*
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 28, 2009, 07:24:26 AM
Uwe Boll tipped to help in development of the next Elder Scrolls game  ;D

(http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/136102/boll_qjgenth.jpg?572927)
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Failed on November 28, 2009, 08:47:27 AM
Oblivion was boring, it needed more linear environments and HUGE EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: NeuroticSarge on November 28, 2009, 10:19:05 AM
Had another go at Fallout 3 yesterday-point lookout-and I got bored of it. Will try again soon though!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: TaraJayne on November 30, 2009, 03:54:08 PM
Oblivion in my opinion is the best game on the 360. I love Bethesda. I have Oblivion and Fallout for both my pc and my 360
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on November 30, 2009, 03:57:30 PM
Theres still persistent online rumours that the next Elder Scrolls game will be a PS3 exclusive

yeah right, this would have to happen first

(http://freeenergynews.com/Directory/images/hell_freeze.jpg)
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on November 30, 2009, 05:46:07 PM
Theres still persistent online rumours that the next Elder Scrolls game will be a PS3 exclusive


If it was PS3 exclusive it would give me an excuse to dust my PS3 off and play it for once! haha.. seriously my xbox out weighs my PS3 in every way,  Better online Mainly! :D
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: reaper79666 on December 01, 2009, 12:11:13 AM
Could not get on with assassins creed one but two is awesome. My only complaint is the fighting i know its early on( i have just got the costume) but the fighting for me lets it down. After the fluid motion's of batman i was hoping for something more from assassins creed 2.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: NeuroticSarge on December 01, 2009, 02:12:53 AM
I've been playing Batman and to be honest,I don't think it's as great as everyones been raving about. The riddles are easy for a start.The fighting is basically bash the x button and the bosses arn't that hard once you suss them out.
I like it but it's not as good as I'd hoped. :-\
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Failed on December 01, 2009, 04:45:47 AM
.. and Bioshock is just a shooting game
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on December 01, 2009, 04:55:06 AM
.. and Bioshock is just the best single player shooting game

Fixed! :P
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: NeuroticSarge on December 01, 2009, 11:43:11 AM
.. and Bioshock is just the best single player shooting game

Fixed! :P

Nah,more Failed!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Quintillus on December 06, 2009, 08:22:23 PM
Good review , loving the sequel. But sometimes I am bouncing backwards because my big fingers press the wrong button.

The only thing I hate is AI repeat themselves with the same catchphrases.

Just wondering has anyone be using there Uplay points to unlock extras.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on December 07, 2009, 10:25:00 AM
Just wondering has anyone be using there Uplay points to unlock extras.

Yup but Ive got like 30 left over.. be using them on Splinter Cell soon though!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on January 05, 2010, 03:05:08 PM
I hope people found this review helpfull in decieding to play or not to play AC2!

And I hope many of you that picked it up since then view the game the same way.  If you dont I hope you express your plus's and negatives with the game here on this thread! :D
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: DFUSIONITE on January 05, 2010, 04:13:52 PM
best game ever AC 2 4 EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Failed on January 05, 2010, 04:53:54 PM
best game ever AC 2 4 EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kay Aye Ess Ess Aye Enn Gee
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: TaraJayne on January 05, 2010, 04:55:24 PM
Nope, its my own code. Really easy to break though. :)  Totally nothing to do with the game though.
I am going to crack it
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 05, 2010, 08:29:56 PM
Nope, its my own code. Really easy to break though. :)  Totally nothing to do with the game though.
I am going to crack it

it's very easy  :)
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on January 06, 2010, 10:06:25 AM
Nope, its my own code. Really easy to break though. :)  Totally nothing to do with the game though.
I am going to crack it

it's very easy  :)

Hehe let her try :P then ill have to make a new one.. *evil laughter* muahahhahahahahah
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Kyuubi on January 20, 2010, 04:10:48 AM
Well I have to say I've now finished it (apart from the feathers for the full 1000g) and I have to say it is fun but not exceptionally challenging. Not a hard 1k to gain as well seeing as you get an almighty 100g pop just for working through the credits!!!

Still a lot of good fun though.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: GamerMan316 on January 20, 2010, 09:53:43 AM
Nice one mate, i'm working my way through it, slowly I might add, and i'm enjoying it a hell of a lot more than the first game.
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Kyuubi on January 21, 2010, 03:16:21 AM
If it weren't for a HUGE amount of restraint I would have gone through it even quicker but I was forcing myself to spread it out!
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: KoreRupt on January 22, 2010, 09:32:27 AM
Best ending to a game ever?  No?
Title: Re: Assassins Creed II
Post by: Kyuubi on January 23, 2010, 09:23:47 AM
Have to agree with you there chap. Interesting but not the best.....