Assassin’s Creed 2


I say this right now: Assassin’s Creed 2 is the very definition of a superior sequel in every freaking way I can think of. Better game play, better story, more varied combat, a much more interesting, likable character, and a hell of a lot more to do. Plus, it’s my favorite time period covered in the series so far.

Desmond and Lucy escape Abstergo after Desmond discovers he acquired Eagle Vision and we quickly discover he has learned a bit of fighting prowess from his ancestor. The Bleeding Effect is taking place- where the skills of his ancestors is being transmitted through him via the Animus. He connects with a group connected with modern day Assassins, who want to take down the Templars running Abstergo. There plan is to relaunch Desmond into the Animus and have him relive the early days of another ancestor and gather training as he himself learns how to be an Assassin. This ancestor is Ezio Auditorie de Firenze. Ezio’s had the perfect life until his father is betrayed, his father and brothers hung for treason, family broken and wanted and Ezio left hapless until his uncle Mario (yes, they do make a joke about Mario) gives them refuge and helps Ezio discover a family secret and we see Ezio’s transformation from carefree playboy to badass Assassin…

As I said in the intro, this is a superior sequel in every way. Ezio is a much more deeper character with a lot more personality than Altair. Fighting mechanics royally improved; water doesn’t kill you anymore. Graphics are hugely improved and the Italian Renaissance is  gorgeously rendered. For side missions, we can carry separate contracts, do courier  missions, beat up cheating bastards, solve fascinating glyph puzzles, traverse hidden area puzzles for rare armor or just pimp your homestead. I loved being able to use Da Vinci’s inventions as well, that was so epic. I seriously recommend this as your first entry into the series and it is worth buying again. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Author: torstenvblog

Writer of the strange and everything; lover of horror, literature, comics, and the alien is my spirit animal

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