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Assassin's Creed II Hands-On -- Eurogamer 2009

GrE writes, "The original Assassin's Creed was in many ways a massive success. It forced a considerable collective jump forward in animation across the industry, it had the foundation of a great multi-enemy combat system with its deliberate, timing-based street scuffles, and the engine presented the player with a massive playground in which to feel superhuman in a world convincingly populated by mere humans. Lets not forget the advertising campaign which seemed to pervade every orifice of its TV demographic (in the UK at least), making it the most successful new series of all time. However, that is really where its merits ended. After a couple of hours spent learning the combat animations and repeating the same three core mission types (interrogation, pick-pocketing and assassinations), completing the original AC began to feel less like reveling in the future of gaming, and more like going through the same old motions with a fancy new layer of polish..."

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bgrundman3326d ago

I am still not sold on this game.

wondroushippo3326d ago

Maybe, but these impressions certainly give you a little bit of hope, right?

bgrundman3326d ago

Maybe, but everything is colored through the lens of what a publisher will let you talk about. I am a bit jaded.

bgrundman3326d ago

After the way the first one was so crappy, you would not catch me dead buying this game, at least not at launch.

MaximusPrime3326d ago

i agree with you.

honestly, i find AC1 repetitive. Only thing good about it is the graphic.

Its not my "most wanted" game. i'll probably get it 6 months later.

roblef3326d ago

I loved some of the Assassin's Creed. The jumping, the running, the free running, the climbing, the stealth. If they can improve the variety, i'm buying it.

starven3326d ago

I dunno. I am excited to play this. I know the first one was repetitive, but they look like they are working to change that in this one. Hopefully the fighting and story are improved like they have stated.

Sp1deyluvr3326d ago

My hubby is SO stoked about this game. As am I.

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