Just bought this game

#1 Posted by Hargreaves93 (234 posts) -

Just bought this game and have a quick question before I play it. Do I need to know the story of AC:II before I play this or does the game give me the low down on what happened? I've played the first game but I haven't played the second.
#2 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

Ezio is a rich assassin playa. 
 
Done!

#3 Posted by natetodamax (19217 posts) -

Brotherhood picks up immediately after the end of 2 with literally no time lapse. It helps to have played two, but I think there is a short breakdown of the events at the beginning of Brotherhood if I remember.

#4 Posted by Bulby33 (611 posts) -

You'll probably be fine if I remember correctly but why didn't you play Assassin's Creed II? It's really good, too!

#5 Posted by Hargreaves93 (234 posts) -
@LK said:

You'll probably be fine if I remember correctly but why didn't you play Assassin's Creed II? It's really good, too!


I was intending the buy 2 before I played this but it was £12 while Brotherhood was £15 so therefore I thought Brotherhood was worth the money I was paying haha!
#6 Posted by Aishan (1022 posts) -

The opening to Brotherhood is seriously a "What the fuck?" moment to anyone who hasn't played 2.

#7 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -
@Aishan: Because the ending to 2 was such a giant WTF. Oh man. That ending. What insanity.
#8 Posted by Aishan (1022 posts) -
@CrossTheAtlantic: Precisely! Now imagine jumping straight to it with no context!
#9 Posted by Melvargh (508 posts) -

AC2 is practically required to get the most out of Brotherhood, as well as not being 100% confused at the outset. Plus, PLAY ASSASSIN'S CREED 2 IT'S AMAZING.

#10 Posted by Hargreaves93 (234 posts) -

So just before I embark upon my first playthrough of the game do you recommend that I go and look at the plot synopsis of 2? That seems to be the general consensus.
#11 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@Hargreaves93 said:

So just before I embark upon my first playthrough of the game do you recommend that I go and look at the plot synopsis of 2? That seems to be the general consensus.

Yeah, check youtube for some video recap.

If you aren't going to play the second at least get a glimpse of of the series is.

#12 Posted by Aishan (1022 posts) -
@Hargreaves93 said:
So just before I embark upon my first playthrough of the game do you recommend that I go and look at the plot synopsis of 2? That seems to be the general consensus.
Fun experiment time. Do not read anything about AC2's plot. Go play the first.. ten or fifteen minutes of Brotherhood. 
 
Come back and tell us what you think.
#13 Posted by Hargreaves93 (234 posts) -
@Aishan said:
@Hargreaves93 said:
So just before I embark upon my first playthrough of the game do you recommend that I go and look at the plot synopsis of 2? That seems to be the general consensus.
Fun experiment time. Do not read anything about AC2's plot. Go play the first.. ten or fifteen minutes of Brotherhood.  Come back and tell us what you think.

I have no idea what's going on at all haha!

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