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    Assassin's Creed II

    Game » consists of 27 releases. Released Nov 17, 2009

    The second installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise follows the life of Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he seeks revenge on those who betrayed his family.

    inktoid's Assassin's Creed II (Xbox 360) review

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    Ezio trumps his ancestors in every way possible.

     To be up front and blunt I hated the first Assassin's Creed. I didn't understand where all the hype was from. Yes the game was beautiful on a strictly graphics plane but that didn't take away from all the other pitfalls the plagued my experience with the original. So needless to say when I was contemplating getting the second it was a big reach for me to put myself out there after they had burned me last time. I am so happy to say my fears were for not. Assassin's Creed 2 corrects every issue that the original had in one way or another.  
     
    As far as a game play experience goes this game goes above and beyond expectations and blurs that ever discussed line between video gaming and the art industries. How can you not look at a game this miraculous and not see that it takes the same kind of dedication to create something this visually impressive as it does to create art on a canvas. The only difference is this is done with computers, and using the technology we have now to go beyond everything people can imagine in a video game. But I digress.
     
    As far as the game goes with it's capabilities it does run into a few technical issues here or there but they are easily overlooked unless you feel the need to nitpick everything. Sometimes there will be a glitch or two but after some of the other games I've played doomed to hell by glitches and mediocre patches to fix them. This game is a shining light of hope on the horizon.
     
    Graphically the game is top notch I would rate the graphics found within Assassin's Creed to be superb. 

    As far as the difficulty goes I would really enjoy for the third installment if they actually gave you the option to change the settings of the game but all in all it will give you a decent challenge at some points but at others it will seem like you are indeed infallible, which you are a damn Master Assassin so go figure.
     
    The User Interface in the game is top notch, very easily assessable and friendly to navigate within.
     
    The controls for the game are tight and the mechanics of the game are very smooth operating. Making for a very fluid use of all of your skills and abilities, much quicker reaction times then it's predecessor as well.
     
    Storyline in the game is better then the first, which that could be only an opinion but damn it to hell it's a right one. The storyline keeps you on your toes with a few interesting twists and turns and the little side quests you can do offer a nice break up in the experience so you can take a few moments doing a little task and admiring just how great the game is constructed.
     
    As for the length of the journey you embark on? I guess that depends on the person. You'll get your money's worth out of a solid play through. Then again I did every single thing possible in the game and DLC content because the game was worth spending time doing tasks that weren't garnering any sort of report on my achievement score, and that is worth a damn lot to me at this point.
     
    If you want a solid game and something you won't want to put down until you deliver the final fatal blow then pick this game up, and get ready for one hell of a ride.
     
    InKtOiD

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