Giantbomb! Should I buy this?!!!!

#1 Posted by JBird (489 posts) -

 
This game looks awesome, after watching the quick look It moved from my list of "oh yeah, thats a game thats coming out" to the list of "buy..stop pissing about and buy it" but i need your guys advice.  
 
I never played assassins creed 1. When i bought a ps3 it was already a platinum and most reviews said it was quite repetitve. I refrained from assassins creed 2 on the basis i didnt know anything about the story. Now this games coming out and it looks like a series of games where I just dont want to miss out.  
 
So, do you think i should buy assassins creed 2 and play that first? I can read up the plot of assassins creed 1 but from those who have played it would you recommend playing the second before this? it would mean i'd be a couple of months behind brothehood, but do you think that in terms of the story, its just a better experience to play both?

#2 Edited by MetalGearSunny (6986 posts) -

Play AC2 first. I didn't play the first and I didn't feel lost or anything.

#3 Posted by JBird (489 posts) -
@Metal_Gear_Sunny:
ha ha. 3 word answer tells me all i need to know. cheers
#4 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

Aren't the first two games dirt-cheap nowadays, or at least the first one? I haven't played Brotherhood, but can imagine having played the first two to be in your favor.
#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
 @JBird: if you care about the franchise, play them in the right order so u dont regret it in the future
 
 
@Metal_Gear_Sunny said:
" Play AC2 first. I didn't play the first and I didn't feel lost or anything. "
feel it or not, you have lost something. you've lost alot
#6 Edited by Soap (3565 posts) -

You should play AC2 first for sure, you can pick it up for nothing nowadays anyway, you probably don't need to play AC1 but I'd suggest it if you fall in love with the series hard (Like I did :D)

#7 Posted by NTM (7266 posts) -
@JBird said:
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This game looks awesome, after watching the quick look It moved from my list of "oh yeah, thats a game thats coming out" to the list of "buy..stop pissing about and buy it" but i need your guys advice.  
 
I never played assassins creed 1. When i bought a ps3 it was already a platinum and most reviews said it was quite repetitve. I refrained from assassins creed 2 on the basis i didnt know anything about the story. Now this games coming out and it looks like a series of games where I just dont want to miss out.  
 
So, do you think i should buy assassins creed 2 and play that first? I can read up the plot of assassins creed 1 but from those who have played it would you recommend playing the second before this? it would mean i'd be a couple of months behind brothehood, but do you think that in terms of the story, its just a better experience to play both?



                   

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You need to get the first as well as the second. The thing about the first and the reason I recommend you buy that as well is because it literally feels like you beat it in about an hour or two. But it is very repetitive. And the second is a step up from that of the first, there's still times in it where you'll say to yourself "-sigh- fuck... this is repetitive too." mainly everything before you get to Florence. But you'll probably be interested enough in getting through it, which the ending of the game made the game for me really. That's what made me really interested in the series as a whole. Which I guess is kind of dissapointing in a way though... Just get them. For me personally, I find it hard to dislike, but both games I can tell you aren't top notch all the way through. They're simply great.
#8 Posted by JBird (489 posts) -

Nice one guys. i can pick up the first and second for £10 each which is a good deal for one, not so much for the first game though. but i'll get them both and play my way through! its my first christmas without january exams in 6 years so i'm gonna game my way through it!
#9 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Yeah, I'm sure it's not absolutely vital but I say go out and get AC2.

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#10 Posted by Tennmuerti (8005 posts) -

I'm one of the few people who prefer AC1 to the second game.
My mind tells me that AC2 is technically better in every way, but AC1 is still my personal favorite.
Plus Altair is much more of a badass then Ezio.

#11 Posted by skadbob (230 posts) -

As smart as I think they are with giving you exposition, I think it'll be really hard to get into Brotherhood if you haven't played AC2 first. (But you definitely do not need to play AC1 to be able to fully enjoy AC2) 
 
Personal side note: AC2 opens very slowly.

#12 Edited by AndrewB (7496 posts) -

I would play them in order starting from first. The information gathering quests can be repetitive, yes, but the payoff of the larger assassination missions made them worth it and I don't think it dragged the game down too far. Much of that is optional anyway. You don't have to clear everything everywhere, especially if all you really care about is getting through the story and enjoying it firsthand.  You should be able to find the first game for a couple of bucks, so it wouldn't be putting you out much on the financial side of things. 

#13 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -
@JBird:  Im almost in your position.  I barely played the first because I didn't enjoy it. However, my buddy convinced me to play AC 2 and it is fantastic.  All I did to get the story was read a Wiki page. I would say play the AC 2 and experience it, then get Brotherhood.  So far what I have played if Brotherhood it seems the best of the series and if you like AC 2 you will love this
#14 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Buy all of them. They are all amazing. Start with 1, trust me, it's not as awfully repetitive as people say.

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