Thursday, 4 February 2010
Review: Assassin's Creed 2
The first Assassin's Creed is actually a very good concept for a game, a man use Animus (fictional machine) to read his DNA and experience what his ancestors actually do in the past. But the game has a lot of bugs and boredom that don't really make that game fun to play. But in the sequel, everything has changed though. Many of the bugs have been improve and the storyline is executed in a better way.
The story pretty much start up from the end of the first game, where you are rescued by Lucy Stillman (Kristen Bell) and take you to a hideout where you meet other assassins. Then they let you enter the Animus (again, duh), this time experience the life of his ancestor in Renaissance era in Italy, in the name of Ezio Auditore.
In the Animus, you must hunt down the corrupted society that has killed your father. Along the game you encounter a lot of allies, including genius Leonardo da Vinci, whom help you make weapons and inventories for you to use.
One of the major problem from the first game is that you need to horse ride a long way to another city for your mission. This time, you can pay 100 Florins to driver to send you to the destination you want to go, save you a lot of time I guess. The environment is much much more alive than the first where surrounding will change according to your behaviour. You can also hire thieves, mercenaries and courtesan to distract guards that are blocking your path.
But the game still have flaws though. For example, in some moves, when you try to kill a guard, another guard can easily kill you with ease. The PS3 version does experience screen tear and frame rate drops (which a lot of developer struggled at the moment).