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Wavy_Blue
10-01-2009, 08:35 AM
Assassin's Creed is back. And this time, it's bigger and better than ever! AND on PC!

Anyone else completely stoked about this?

efkelley
10-02-2009, 02:46 AM
Looking forward to it. Wouldn't say 'stoked' but the first one was a hoot. Stealth games are my particular favorite.

Dommo
10-03-2009, 01:49 AM
The first one was a glorified tech demo.

The series has some serious promise, but they need to make the game a bit deeper than the last one.

aceok
10-05-2009, 12:05 AM
Looking forward to play it. Looks like it will be more fun this time.

LOG
10-05-2009, 06:54 AM
<<Has known about it for a long time.

Shoeless
10-05-2009, 09:36 PM
Waiting on reviews. The first one looked amazing but squandered its technical promise on some pretty spartan game design that gave you an open world with little to do. If reviews agree they've fixed this, I'll bite on it. Otherwise I'm keeping my distance.

Wavy_Blue
10-06-2009, 08:21 AM
<<Has known about it for a long time.

Everyone's known about it for awhile. I started this thread now because the release date is coming up.

Wavy_Blue
11-16-2009, 01:07 AM
We're just two days away, people!!!

Well...some are. If you're on PC you have to wait until freaking March.

Read that the pre-orders of this one have sailed passed those of the first. I hope it lives up to expectations, because it seems like the whole entire gaming community is expecting it to be seriously badass and awesomesauce x10005 now.

Wavy_Blue
11-19-2009, 04:16 AM
Well, AC2 has been extremely well recepted. IGN.com gave it a 9.2 out of 10: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/104/1045745p1.html

Anyone here played it yet? Genius? Everything the first should have been and more? Or just good, not great?

MGraybosch
11-19-2009, 04:45 AM
I rented the first one and enjoyed it. So I'll rent this one as well.

DeleyanLee
11-19-2009, 05:06 AM
We pre-ordered it.

We played it from 8PM to 1AM yesterday.

It's frigging AWESOME. Better than the first one. The quality of the graphics is improved and totally gorgeous (of course, we have a PS3 and a 52" LCD flatscreen). Ezio starts out with the basics learned in the first game (scaling buildings, leaping, etc). The story is a little more comprehensive this time.

There's 14 segments and we got through the first 2 last night. The third one is the more intense assassin training.

I'm greatly looking forward to this. So far, it's been well beyond the expectations.

LOG
11-20-2009, 01:07 AM
Assassin's Creed I on the PC is just horrible, controls are wonky and you needs an ubercomputer to run it well.

Wavy_Blue
11-20-2009, 09:30 PM
We pre-ordered it.

We played it from 8PM to 1AM yesterday.

It's frigging AWESOME. Better than the first one. The quality of the graphics is improved and totally gorgeous (of course, we have a PS3 and a 52" LCD flatscreen). Ezio starts out with the basics learned in the first game (scaling buildings, leaping, etc). The story is a little more comprehensive this time.

There's 14 segments and we got through the first 2 last night. The third one is the more intense assassin training.

I'm greatly looking forward to this. So far, it's been well beyond the expectations.

Good to hear! I can't wait to play it. Unfortunately I'm on a PC so I'm going to have to wait until March to get it, but that is probably for the best since I really don't have time to play it/money to buy it right now.

MGraybosch
11-20-2009, 09:32 PM
I hope they worked on the swordfighting; that was my favorite part of the first game -- pissing off hundreds of guards and then using blocks, dodges, and counters to kill 'em all one at a time. Of course, chucking them off rooftops to scare the crowds below was also fun. :evil

DeleyanLee
11-20-2009, 10:01 PM
I hope they worked on the swordfighting; that was my favorite part of the first game -- pissing off hundreds of guards and then using blocks, dodges, and counters to kill 'em all one at a time. Of course, chucking them off rooftops to scare the crowds below was also fun. :evil

They did. You get all of Altair's moves plus more.

And, even better, each of your foes has an individual hit-point marker floating over their head, so you can tell just how close they are to falling over for the last time.

And, even better, the less hit points they have, the worse they fight.

The AI on this game is amazing.

MGraybosch
11-20-2009, 10:09 PM
They did. You get all of Altair's moves plus more.

Sweet.


And, even better, each of your foes has an individual hit-point marker floating over their head, so you can tell just how close they are to falling over for the last time.

Can I turn that off if I find that it breaks immersion?


And, even better, the less hit points they have, the worse they fight.

Do wounded enemies actually slow down, limp, and/or favor wounded limbs? That would be awesome.

DeleyanLee
11-20-2009, 10:13 PM
Can I turn that off if I find that it breaks immersion?

Don't know. We don't find it bothersome. They're fairly small and look like little arrows the change from red to black.

Oh, and they have guards who can scale buildings and chase you over rooftops too. It's more challenging to get away now, which is exciting.


Do wounded enemies actually slow down, limp, and/or favor wounded limbs? That would be awesome.

Attacks become erratic, as does their movements. I've noticed that the badly wounded ones stumble into walls and other stuff and occasionally attack said obstacles.

MGraybosch
11-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Oh, and they have guards who can scale buildings and chase you over rooftops too. It's more challenging to get away now, which is exciting.

I thought they had that in the first game. :)

tarcanus
11-20-2009, 11:27 PM
I thought they had that in the first game. :)


Only now it's not just goofy guards climbing up ladders to chase you - it's specialized guards that know how to free-run like Ezio.

MGraybosch
11-20-2009, 11:28 PM
Only now it's not just goofy guards climbing up ladders to chase you - it's specialized guards that know how to free-run like Ezio.

Cool. I'm still going to throw 'em off the rooftops and scare the living hee-ho out of the civilians below. :evil

DeleyanLee
11-20-2009, 11:32 PM
Cool. I'm still going to throw 'em off the rooftops and scare the living hee-ho out of the civilians below. :evil

It's great fun, yes--but do be warned that it alerts guards below, who are just as likely to come up after you. ;)

MGraybosch
11-20-2009, 11:34 PM
It's great fun, yes--but do be warned that it alerts guards below, who are just as likely to come up after you. ;)

That's fine; I'll just keep on killing 'em until I get bored. :evil

Opty
12-30-2009, 09:50 AM
Beat it last night. Great game! Love the story and its heavy layering. Lots of hours of game play included in this one. The "extra" ending was pretty cool and the full video from finding all the glyphs was cool yet creepy (pretty cool take on Biblical mythos, a la Ron Moore's BSG).

I'm really looking forward to the third installment (almost as much as Uncharted 3) as the stakes and game play will likely be even more massive and impressive.

LOG
01-10-2010, 06:17 AM
Still playing it.
Much better than Assassin's Creed I, of course, that's not hard for me to say since I only played that on the PC. The controls there are just beyond terrible, and your PC needed to be a monster rig back when it first came out...

tarcanus
01-12-2010, 09:03 PM
I'm about 3/4 of the way through the game, now, and am loving it. Best new assassination technique: hanging onto a ledge, side of a ship, etc. and killing anyone standing on the platform above you. I love decimating the crews of ships until only my target is left, though there is a silly exploit when everyone on a ship sees you, but if you climb down the side far enough and they lose sight of you, you go right back to anonymous. Then you just climb a step back up and kill them.

I also found that although they made it so Ezio can swim - no one else can. Water is insta-death for guards, allies, and NPCs alike.