Assassin's Creed 2 first impressions are mighty positive
- Posted October 28th, 2009 at 12:42 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 51 Comments
The official Xbox 360 magazine has revealed a few interesting tidbits of information on their website regarding the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed 2, including news that it will feature a property investment mini-game that they describe as being “rewarding and fun.”
Judging by their remarks, which are based on time spent playing the game in preparation for review, it appears that the main character Ezio will have a range of combat moves that Altair didn’t have in the first game, including the ability to “pick people up and throw them around” and “kick them while they’re on the ground.” The reviewer describes the combat as “FANTASTICALLY violent.”
Furthermore, they’ve revealed that we’ll be able to jump into a Gondola and punt around the canals of Venice. Though nothing was revealed about the game’s storyline, they have said that the ending of Assassin's Creed 1 will be explained and that the game is "infinitely better than the first game." Sounds very promising!
We’ll have a full review of Assassin’s Creed II ahead of its release date in North America on November 17, 2009 and in PAL regions on November 20, 2009.
- 12:40pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
it's a rent 4 me, cause i think it will be the same old $h!t like the first one>>>>>>>>>>>
- 12:42pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
Not only was I annoyed with the gameplay in the first one, but the cutscenes were badly done and the main character was such a stuckup d*****bag that I didn't care what happened to him. I hope these are all fixed as this does sound promising.
- 12:47pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
"Infinitely better than the first game" is great to hear. However I would be much more pleased if he said "infinitely less buggy than the first game", because that's my main concern. I didn't think Assassin's Creed was a bad game, in fact I really enjoyed it. What I didn't like was the fact that I couldn't even finish it on my console because my copy had a game-breaking glitch that Ubisoft never replaced.
- 1:03pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
I played the first one and got (infinitely) bored after about 2 hours of doing the same thing over and over. Theres no way a cross platform game is getting my hard earned 60 bones. Dumbed down graphics are not appealing after playing Uncharted 2. I personally think if a company want to do a cross platform game they should sell it for 40$, then you know upfront you are getting mediocre production value.
- 1:31pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
It would only have to be average to be "infinitely better than the first game."
I'll rent it maybe.
- 1:39pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
Thought this was develped on PS3 first?! Another glitchy slide show from Ubisoft it is then!
- 1:54pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
I'm stil waiting to hear if it has framerate and screen-tearing problems like in the previews.
- 1:56pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
Wow, the members of PSU, (myself included) have come along way from taking the bait of the trollers like # 5. :)
- 2:10pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
Sounds good, can't wait to get my hands on it, I work at GAME so I'll give it a play in the staff room when we can.
- 2:18pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
still thinking whether to get a black edition or just a white one? :D
- 2:32pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
@20/5 WOW you guys don't have much hope for this game... Maybe you should try it when it comes out. I know I'll like this better that MW2 Because theres gona be so much more stuff to do and so much exploration to do... And Leonardo Da Vinci.. He the best...
@7..... Dude doing marajuana and crack at the same time IS NOT COOL MAN!!!! NOT COOL!!!!!! HAVEN'T YOU EVER WATCHED THE DAVE CHAPELL SHOW!!!!
- 3:23pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
Wasn't the first AC PS3 exclusive??? why do the x-puke guys have a copy before the PS3 guys?
To many other great PS3 games to spend $ on, I will not bother with this one.
- 4:26pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
As the biggest (heavily stressed) Assassin's Creed fan I know, I know this will be among my greatest games of all time. I'm not gonna say "I'm the greatest Assassin's Creed fan in the world", becasue that's plain stupidity; let's just say I'm confident that I'm up there though.
Some people may criticise me for my views on what I consider such a masterpiece, but it takes a lot more to appreciate a marvel than some may think. This game is a work of art to me.
Words cannot describe how I feel about this game. The game itself can it do the talking.
- 4:28pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
Wow so many people already have the game....
- 6:05pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
sounds good i wil pick this game up
- 6:11pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
@27 the version i was playing was the demo shown at GC09, and yeah when he climbed there were always framefate slow downs, the screentear was not apparent and they've told me they worked out all the glitches and stuff and should be in production right now
- 7:51pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
brilliant game, i've played the demo but the framerate isnt good. very jaggedy.
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- 9:52pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
@ 5 you haven't played the 2nd one, it looks betta than the first. don't judge a game before you even play it yet. i'll probably get this game after about a week or two because of modern warfare 2 :Hopefully naziz zombie mini game is on there also. and left 4 dead 2. after i get those games well played out i might buy AC 2. i just hope there's no stupid ending and freezing like there first. that ruined the game when you ran into a corner and your ps3 froze.
- 9:59pm EDT - October 28th, 2009
how can u say its gonna be ur greatest games of all time? u havnt even played it. its like me saying before playing LAIR "this game is gonna be 1 of my greatest games EVAARRRR its gonna love this for the rest of my life" honestly.
- 1:11am EDT - October 29th, 2009
Why would I care what the offical Xbox 360 magazine says about this game? Friendly reminder to the author: PSU...........
this game does look promising.
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