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.
- 2:11am EDT - October 29th, 2009
the first assassin's creed was never a PS3 exclusive, i had it for my xbox 360 on release.
- 9:47am EDT - October 29th, 2009
- 11:05am EDT - October 29th, 2009
@41 thanks for the info, I didn't know that.
Did they develope AC2 on the 360 or PS3?
- 1:00pm EDT - October 29th, 2009
This game is going to be so much fun :D
- 1:18pm EDT - October 29th, 2009
I never said this will be among my greatest games, but I have the feeling that it will be. Basically, the first Assassin's Creed is currently amongst my favourite games now. I've been following this game for a while now, and there is no evidence to suggest that I will not find this game better than the original. I'm not saying it will be better - I cannot know if it will be - but judging from the information that I do know, this game seems much better than the original. If it's even anywhere near as good, it will be one of my favourite games, regardless of how good the game itself is. I love the IP that much. A reason I adored the original so much is because of the first impression it had on my. A lot of games have initial impacts on people which influences how they feel about it. When I first heard of Assassin's Creed, I loved the concept, and form the very first trailers and adverts, this game had a strong impact on me. And I loved it. Therefore, due to this being the sequel, it's perfectly logical to assume that this will at least be among my favourite titles. The difference is, LAIR was a new IP, but this is an already established franchise, and I love anything Assassin's Creed - although I adored the IP even before the original - but all I'm saying is this game impressed me and grabbed my attention so well, through advertising (like all great games do) that I can confidently say this will be one of my greatest games. It's just the way I feel about the franchise; and Assassin's Creed's already proven itself to me by establishing the IP with such an astonishing original.
So how can I say this is going to be among my greatest games? Quite easily, thank you.
The original Assassin's Creed was developed on the Xbox 360. I've been shown screenshots by people claiming the Xbox's graphics are better, but for some reason I find the PS3 version's superior - it's not bias, I came to this conclusion before I was told which version was which - as the colours appeared too vibrant and vivid on the 360 version given the atmosphere. The PS3 version appeared to have a greater atmosphere given the setting.
I've heard, although am unsure, that Assassin's Creed 2, however, will be developed on the PlayStation 3 as the lead platform. I haven't heard an official word on it, but there's a lot of material that suggests this is true. My main reason for suspecting this is the inclusion of additional stuff exclusive to the PS3 version, brought about by the development of the spinoff, Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines, which is exclusive to PSP. For these reasons, I can only assume that Ubisoft Montreal are using the PS3 as the lead platform.
Don't take my word for it though.
- 3:39pm EDT - October 29th, 2009
@9 I completely agree with you. They can hype this game all they want too, but it will not persuade me into even RENTING it. Yeah, it may sound bad. I had the first game on reserve before I even bought my PS3. Imagine my disappointment after years of delays that I had when I was finally able to play it. In all honesty I think I played for maybe 3 hours and never turned it on again. The game was bad. All the hype, utter fail! I will not be playing ACII.
- 4:47pm EDT - October 29th, 2009
@45 That would be great if Ubisoft M used the PS3 as the lead platform. That would give a lot of merit to the game. If that is the case than I may need to pick this baby up. Can't stand spending $60 on games that are developed on the x-box, I try and stay away from that except, Call of Duty and EA sport games (recent ones).
- 10:56am EDT - October 30th, 2009
To be honest, I'm glad that the majority of people do not like this game. That way, it won't succµmb to ridiculous overrating similar to the likes of Grand Theft Auto and Metal Gear Solid. These recieve insanely high reviews due to their massive fanbase. Assassin's Creed is not perfect, so it shouldn't get an incredibly high rating, like Grand Theft Auto and Metal Gear Solid do. Although the games stand in a similar territory given their technological prowess, it is the huge fanbase of these games that drive their ratings up. Due to Assassin's Creed having a relatively low number of fans, there will be no supporters influencing reviews and pushing them up. Both Grand Theft Auto and Metal Gear Solid are undeniably overrated, but it's because they appeal to such a wide range of people that they have accµmulated such a large amount of fans, and it's these people that throw their undying loyalty to a game that forces its review up. Thus, overrating.
lacks this support from a large fanbase, due to having faults that many cannot accept. Therefore its reviews are not forced insanely high akin to some of the other games out there.
It's this lack of a fanbase that makes people like me stand out. Due to so many people hating the IP, when the occasional person admits that they do enjoy the franchise, it reveals their unique preference for games. In the same way that I do not like people having the same preferences as me, I enjoy standing out for my unique personal tastes. I like having widely differing views to others as it's what defines me as a gamer!
- 2:46pm EDT - October 30th, 2009
i cant wait!!! :) :D
- 11:07pm EDT - October 30th, 2009
They already fooled me once, not gonna fall for it again. Definitely skipping this game, plenty of others to choose from.
- 9:13pm EST - November 1st, 2009
@ 7 good and funny post, keep it coming with your crazy imagination Big Up!
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