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Assassin's Creed 2: The First Video

Ubisoft released the first video of Assassin's Creed 2. (Assassin's Creed 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Spike47  +   2503d ago
I've heard a lot of negative things about the first one.
basically, it has the same problem I found with GTA4, there is nothing to do after you are done with the missions.(only that GTA4 had multiplayer)
So I guess I'll pass on this one,there too many great games already like GOW3, MW2, Infamous, and Battlefield 2.
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Ghoul  +   2503d ago
so you "heard" alot but didnt try it yourself?
And you say would pass on this game without ever seeing anything of it ?
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shysun  +   2503d ago
It's still worth a play through. Repetitive for sure but around mission 5 or 6 you get some cool ass moves, that make you want to finish the game.
no-spin  +   2503d ago
Assasins Creed 1
It is repetitive, but for some reason i can play hours straight doing similar activities. The story is nice, and each time you kill a target and the story moves forward it sucks you right in (IMO). Good buy for less than $20 (bought it last week :)
ParanoidMonkey  +   2503d ago
I got the first one for $11 and I thought it was alright for that price. It's repetitive, but it's not abysmal. I think the sequel has potential to be much, much better.

In other news at the end of the teaser, for those who were wondering, the reversed text confirms we'll be getting more info in Game Informer on the 16th.
Blaze929  +   2503d ago
i enjoyed the first one. I think everyone can agree that the main problem was the repetitiveness of the "missions". But i still liked the game. Only enough for one playthrough though. Assassins Creed was hyped in the ass majorly. That damn Jade Raymond >_>

Anyway I'm sure I'll like this...hopefully
Violater  +   2503d ago
If you played the first mission you basically have seen what the game has to offer in terms of "gameplay".
Of course if you are interested in the story it progresses.
sonarus  +   2503d ago
Violator said it perfectly
Domenikos  +   2503d ago
AC2... Renaissance confirmed?
yz250  +   2503d ago
at 1.9
you have an awesome pic on ya n4g profile....confirmed!
Freak of Nature  +   2503d ago
Prediction: Batman style flight and swimming in venice Italy....
A flawed masterpiece...

If they want to avoid this they need to keep the gameplay fresh,and at all costs avoid anything even remotly close to repetition...

Some added MGS style stealth to go with what they had,more varied weapons,and a more refined combat/mission objectives...OK,wish list over....
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SaberEdge  +   2503d ago
I don't care what anyone else thinks, Assassin's Creed was one of the freshest and most enjoyable gaming experiences to come out this generation. Yes, it was repetitive but the game was so good otherwise that it didn't really hurt the game that much. Gears of War (or practically any shooter) is just as repetitive when you think about it, yet get a free pass. I guess some people just don't like the style of gameplay found in Assassin's Creed. Me? I love it.

The narrative, the atmosphere, the scale, the animations, the ability to freely traverse up buildings and over rooftops, planning assassinations, the size of the cities, so many things about this game made it totally enjoyable and a one of a kind experience.

I literally can't wait for the sequel. One of my most anticipated games, along with Uncharted 2.
Dark General  +   2503d ago
I really, really liked the first one. The only thing it really needed was more variety in the way of side missions before you unlocked the assassination attempts. That and give me the damn crossbow! Loved the story.
poopface1  +   2503d ago
I think the first one was great for the first time playing it
I can see why people say its repetitive, but the game doesnt force you to do too much of those things before the assassination missions. The climbing and fighting was pretty cool. My main problem was that it was INSANELY easy. There was no other difficulty and as soon as you get counter attack and the combo move you can kill all the guards with no effort at all and they will just run away eventually. I actually started to just do the hidden blade counter attack because it was the only move that was actually somewhat of a challenge to do.

the second game could be great with more variety in the side missions, some cooler enimies/bosses, and maybe make it actually a challenge. that way you can actually feel like an assassin, and not like your playing dynasty warriors with blood on very easy.
ThanatosDMC  +   2502d ago
Yeah, i wish there was more to do. But i did buy the game at full price so... if you're not willing to spend that much money. Just rent it or borrow it from a friend. The game is awesome at all the killing... you just wish there were more missions since it's such a big place.

It seems like they spent more time with the engine (good thing) but they didnt spend enough time with content of what the game had to offer.
ZuperAmazingCooKie  +   2502d ago
OK Teaser
The first game was lame though. Good graphics, glitches here and there, terrible storyline, very repetitive missions, last-gen gameplay. A 7 at best.
likedamaster  +   2502d ago
I absolutely loved Assassin's Creed and everything about it. Don't listen to the fanboys, go play this game. Can't wait for AC2.
marinelife9  +   2502d ago
Cinematic Teasers
Cinematic Teaser trailers don't do it for me anymore. I need to see some game play footage to peek my interest now.
JHUX  +   2502d ago
1st one had a good enough story for me to want to play this one. Game was pretty sweet, but repetitive. Some parts were annoying (people pushing you on the docks and you instantly die in the water). Then the whole killing someone in front of a whole crowd, but then walking around like you are praying there is no possible way you could of done it. It's worth a play through for the story alone though imo, then hopefully they fix the problems the 1st one had.
Ghoul  +   2503d ago
its the video on the teaser website, not really a video of ac2
BRG9000  +   2502d ago
Indeed, this video shows absolutely nothing at all. It MIGHT be implying a renaissance setting, but it could just be implying nothing at all. It could just as easily be a promo for the first AC as the second...
Spike47  +   2503d ago
Ghoul, the thing is, I would rent it, but I'd rather spend money on renting a game like RE5.
I'm on a tight budget btw.
chaosatom  +   2503d ago
it's not even worth renting it imo. It's very very repetitive. I bought it thinking that it won't be that repetitive as reviwers said it would be. But it was!

rent anything like prince of persia or something. And don't think that you're missing out or anything with Assassin's creed.

I like POP, but didn't like Assassin's creed at all.
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theEnemy  +   2503d ago
Have you played Far Cry 2 ?
If yes, then you might get the idea of how repetitive Assassin Creed is.

No wonder both games have the same devs.
aueslander  +   2502d ago
to chaosatom
Im thinking you are a huge KZ2 fanboy with that avatar. THing is, you want to talk about repetitive, talk ALL FPS games because they all boil down to run, shoot, maybe jump, wash rinse repeat.

If you want repetition, play ANY FPS game. Take it from a FPS fan.
Sarcasm  +   2502d ago
"talk ALL FPS games because they all boil down to run, shoot, maybe jump, wash rinse repeat. "

Not really. Take Bioshock for example. There's tons of different ways to shoot, as well as the interesting way it progresses the gameplay and storyline. Heavy emphasis on progressing the gameplay. You get new additions all the way to the end of the game.

The difference between that and AC, in AC you basically do the same kills in the same missions. The gameplay doesn't progress like it should. Sure, the story progresses, but that's about it.
N4Flamers  +   2502d ago
@ sarcasm
hope you were being sarcastic, in AC you get upgraded weapons after each mission, and new fighting moves. I loved both bioshock and AC but every game boils down to the same ammount of repetetive actions. I just loaded up AC to get all the flags yesterday and I cant wait to get AC2, I agree it does have problems and I hope they will fix them.

How are you gonna tell me altair can scale buildings all day but he cant dog paddle.
hunter21  +   2503d ago
yeah the gameplay was repetitive but the story of the game was good. if they will change the gameplay ...make it better ...then AC2 will be a good game.
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rivithed  +   2503d ago
Make sure you check out the augmented reality on the site.
Check out the augmented reality via the webcam. Shows the hidden blade!

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God_of_War  +   2503d ago
This looks complicated.... but i am sure....assassins creed2 will live upto the expectations of million of its fans..........
DelbertGrady  +   2503d ago
Wings = hang gliding. Cool. I really liked the first one. Still one of the best looking games this gen. Certainly the best looking sandbox game.
JeffGUNZ  +   2503d ago
Game will be good
I hope they read the reviews and the issues of repetitiveness and come around this time with more aspects and different variations. The story is really good, so I am hoping they just don't throw the same game out there with new cities and slightly better graphics. This will probably be a rent or a type of game, with Mass Effect 2, Operation Flashpoint 2, and Modern Warfare 2. Those games should consume all my extra spare time.
joydestroy  +   2503d ago
holy crap so many people are trying to view this it's not even funny. i thought people hated the first one? guess not.
butterfinger  +   2503d ago
To be fair...
I hated the first one, but I was still curious about this vid.
SaberEdge  +   2503d ago
You have poor taste if you hated the first one. Sorry, but if you are entitled to your opinion, I am entitled to think your opinion sucks.

Quite a few game mags and sites gave Assassin's Creed scores of 9 or above. I happen to agree with those reviewers. Everybody else has crappy taste, in my opinion.

I would really like to know which games you think are good...
butterfinger  +   2502d ago
@ SaberEdge
I'm sorry, I think your opinion sucks as well. :) I happen to agree with 1up, EGM, Games(TM), and The New York Times when I say the game is ridiculously boring. As for games that I think are good; I would have to say any game with good gameplay that isn't ridiculously repetitive and bland like Assassin's Creed. You pointed out that "quite a few" publications game the game 9's or higher, but more of them actually gave it less than 9's with one being as low as 4.8/10. Perhaps Assassin's Creed should've introduced some innovation in gameplay and some fun missions. I guess I just didn't fall into the hype like old SaberEdge here.
StephanieBBB  +   2502d ago
Im with butterfinger on this one...
AC is fun at start but gets really boring quick after doing the same stuff over and over again. The story is pretty much slim to none and it felt like it could have been soooooo much better with alittle more thought behind it.

Same thing with the latest prince of persia. That game could have been epic but the repetiveness destroyed it.

Think of it as a movie. If you payed 10$ to go and see a movie only to find out after 10 minutes of watching it that the movie started to go in to a loop showing the same 10 minutes over and over again. That would suck right? It's the same thing with games too but people seem to forget about that.
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N4Flamers  +   2502d ago
while I do agree
that this game is repetitive and it can get boring, I found it to be fun. My problem was after I beat it there wasnt that much to do but collect flags. There were other problems as well but I liked the story and the open environments.
floppyfeet  +   2503d ago
Florance italy during the renaissance

What a boring ass place to be an assassin

My god ubisoft sucks , rome or japan would have been 10000 times better
bmatthews  +   2503d ago
not showing up for me...

Non non apparire, che ha torto?
jamboza  +   2503d ago
is that apart of a wing or something towards the end with the whatever dude in the circle.... (whatever its called dont know the name name of it....well anyways i somewhat liked the first 1 even though it was repeating itself but we will see what this 1 brings to the table this time
ZeroBlitz  +   2502d ago
That's what I thought... seeing as it showed a skeleton with Altair's pointy stealth kill weapon, it kinda seems to suggest you may get some weird wings... not sure whether that could actually work or not.
running rampid  +   2503d ago
well not very much shown...however im excited its been announced!
MK_Red  +   2503d ago
Finally, original had one of the worst cliff hanger endings ever, even worse than Halo 2's IMO. Loved the gameplay and free running though. Can't wait.
solid-strife  +   2503d ago
PIP BOY, yeeeah
skribz  +   2503d ago
dylantalon  +   2503d ago
xbl/psn- dylantalon
may i remind everyone here that this game is multiplatform. that means, it will be held back by a inferior system just like gta 4 was. it will be plagued with issues and be very limited in game content due to lack of disc space . imagine this game on a 50gb blu ray disc while making use of 7 SPUs or the 6 that are accessible now. i wonder which game will look better, this or infamous ? the 1st assassins creed was crap and plagued with glitches because it went multiplatform. this should be better, hopefully it wont suffer from the gears 2 syndrome where the second game is plagued with way more issues than the 1st.

this site will probably be shut down after the first video of alan wake cause since its an open world game , it will suffer because of xbox 360s hardwares power. think gta 4, or think of all the big games on xbox, they are always plagued with issues. look at M A G, the game supports 256 people, that game should look like pac man but due to the ps3, its able to look better than xbox's exclusive top games. when will xbox have a better looking game than 2007 ps3 game called uncharted ? ps3 is the future and the future is ps3.

ps. the talon stands for talented
aueslander  +   2502d ago
....Assasin's Creed was originally supposed to be an exclusive to the PS3 and had the PS3 as the lead platform....hmmmmmm

By the way, grow up. If you will take your head out of your ass, you will actually find out that both systemsare pretty similar as most developers would tell you. At any rate, who cares if the PS3 is a bit better on paper than the 360. I mean last gen, on paper (and as you can see from multiplat games) the xbox was better than the ps2 and look who won out there.

Anyway, grow up please. You are sounding like a freaking 9 year old who says "My brother is bigger and strong then your brother." Its quite childish really.
Re-versed  +   2502d ago
You have right about his mood and the way he fanboyily describe the 360 power and stuff but in 3 full years 360 doesnt even come close to grafix as uncharted,GT5 prologue,killzone2, and the photorealistic grafix of LBP! All these games are on a system that has just entered in its 2 full year (at least in Europe)...

As for the winner of the previous gen,lets not forget that PS2 and PS3 are playstation products...They are highly linked in that aspect...Of course ps2 absolut success influences ps3 market share!!No other brandname would have sold 22 mill in 2 years in that price with an awful first year(i mean 2006-2007...)
As for the weaker console that you proclaimed that 360 is in parralel, lets not forget that MS doesnt have THIS GREAT first party support that SONY has built patiently all these years of the PS brand domination in video games market... MS's only hope is multiplatforms...They are doing fine in this gen,but for how long?? They do everything to earn marketshare!
What about when ps3 is on 299 $ for example?? Ps3 then will be the best deal in consoles history !!Just think the capabilities,the exclusives,and the rock solid HW of this console...
Domenikos  +   2503d ago
Actually.... if you pay attention...
AC2 will be located geographycally and temporary on the RENAISSANCE, maybe Italy.

NICE... uhh
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heroman711  +   2503d ago
im gonna go ahead and say the enlightenment period in Europe
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OhReginald  +   2503d ago
I hope the game is less repetitive and longer than 6 hours this time.
Lucreto  +   2503d ago
I hope it is longer but making it less repetitive is a good thing but I hope there is no major change to the gameplay. It would become the Warrior Within of this gen.
onijutsu  +   2503d ago
judging by the two disagrees

those people would like the game to be MORE repetetive and less than 6 hours?
SaberEdge  +   2503d ago
It wasn't 6 hours. That's what's wrong with his comment.
Fulensenca  +   2503d ago
All the latest Ubisoft games
Are very repetitive ( Assassin' s Creed, Farcry 2, Prince of Persia also ).
Ubisoft could hit a masterpiece, but it won' t happen. Ever.
I don' t know what' s wrong with them.
They got great capabilities, but everytime they find out how to ruin the game experience. "Just" good games.

Ps: the storyline of Assassin' s Creed was pretty dumb IHMO.
IaMs12  +   2503d ago
its true, Rainbow Six Originals were far by the best games that came from Ubisoft. That at the original RayMan games.
boss_killa  +   2503d ago
i got AC 1 for 20 bucks and it was okay. still not even close to finishing it though, and i dont feel compelled to beat it. im glad i didnt pay the full 60 bucks cuz to me it wasnt worth it.

edit: im gonna pass on this unless its absolutely amazing.
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atwon23  +   2503d ago
Im really looking forward to this game, but also feel like I just wasted 42 seconds of my life.
SwiftArsonist  +   2503d ago
is jade raymond involved in this project?
thematrix1298  +   2503d ago
Even though it's repetitive I still think it's one of the best game :D, I like this more than GTA4.
Dawn_Of_Ashes  +   2503d ago
assassin creed 1 was boring as hell... I hope ubisoft will not overrate this pieces of crap like the 1st one
RustedMan  +   2503d ago
what the hell did I just see?
Lucreto  +   2503d ago
Confirmed Altair this time round it Leonardo da Vinci.


I wonder if it will have anything to do with the royal blood story.
DNAgent  +   2503d ago
The first Assassin's Creed sucked and was too repetitive (not in a good way like SotC either) so I won't even bother playing the 2nd one.
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