Playstation Official magazine US Review Score for Assassin's Creed 2 [Dec 25, Playstation Official Magazine US] 5/5
Great game.. great score.. must.. buy.. no.. money..terminating program... shutdown in progress.. Goodbye.
PlayStation magazine is, imo, a reliable mag. AC2 is looking really good and if they did fix the repetitiveness of the first, it's gonna be great.
I knew it would be good but I honestly didnt expect a perfect score. Im going to wait for a few more reviews, but it definitely looks this'll be on my list to buy this month
Agreed, this game is looking fantastic. I wish i had the money. It will have to wait till xmas though :(
I was reading gamepro mag at walmart and i saw that people will fight back for you this time around. Since money is involved now, im guessing you can hire people to die for you???
I've seen their AC2 banner somewhere in Eurogamer a week ago. It says: "5 out 5" "-PlayStation Official Magazine"
AC2 looks overall miles better than the First, so this is obvious GO AC2!!!
This is going to be completely epic. All I hear from MW2 is disappointment after disappointment. AC2 gogogo
hear from where?...don't listen to PS3 fanboys...every review that came ouT only perfect score for MW2
...Its NOT a dissaponting game. Its just more of the same. Given how good the Multiplayer of COD4 was people expected too much from this. Ive been playing the campain on my 360 and I have to say that the game is good. Good but not that different from 4. Graphics have more color and characters move more fluid but the textures are the same. The 3dr act when you kill all the civillians in the airport is good but I believe unnessesary. So far the level I have enjoyed the most, graphically and actionwise is "the Rio de Janeiro" level. The game may not be the best graphically but it looks good enough. Also the controls in this game are tighter than in COD4! Can you believe that. Awesome controling game wich adds deeply to the gameplay. In my opinion it deserves a 9. Nothing more and nothing less. . . maybe less. Ohh and PS3 fans complains not just because the game is bad or will end selling better on the 360 , They complain in their rigth for the MEDIA reviews hype and double standards. This game doesnt add anything new to the COD formula and everybody knows that...but in this case it doesnt matter for the reviewers. I can stay all the nigth explaining but at the end 360 fans are not going to understand me. Anyway If you like COD just buy MW2. Its a very good game. If you bougth ODST this game deserves your money more than that game. PEACE AND GAMING!!!!
LOL! Nobody is saying that MW2 is a disappointment. Just the jealous sony fanboys. HAHA, good stuff.
umm... jealous of what exactly? I'm not even buying this game, i'm disgusted at IW as a developer and Activision as a publisher for what they have done to pc gaming and the pricehike.
Every Review ??? There has been NO real reviews, and even the crappy site ones have given it 9+, so the dissapointment is only in your head buddy. You and the agree'ers need to stop this MW2 hate because your not achieving anything. The game will be awesome so just accept it. And why would you care anyway. Its not a 360 exclusive so just buy the game like you know you will and stop spouting crap.
Well the same thing happen with GTA4. The 360 has exclusive DLC and looks much better so the sony fanboys go with their predictable "this game sucks anyway" excuse. Jealousy is strong with this one.
The 360 doesn't have "exclusive DLC" for anything, it's "timed exclusive", they even said when it was announced and, for all you know, the difference could be a week.
Although I agree that "disappointment" is way too much, it has nothing to do with "PS3 fanboys". It's a multiplatform game you know, fanboys are sure more inclined to exclusive, but there is no reason to actively bash a game that is the same in both consoles, come out at the same day or other of the usual complains... Unless there is differences I don't know about. To me it looks that the PC community is the more vocal about MW2 right now. Those guys ARE disappointed and they have reasons to, IW transformed the PC version in basically the same of the consoles, don't be shocked if COD8 don't even let you choose graphics assets. Now, for console owners it hasn't changed much (if anything). Sill, people claiming to be disappointed with the game also exist in both PS3 and 360 camp, but not much has changed from COD4, I don't see what those people really expected... I'm in the crew that never intended on buying the game, I'm not an FPS nut, I got bored of COD4 joke of a carrer mode and multiplayer auto aim frag fest within two months. The much I hate Slant Six for fuc*ing Socom up, even Confrontation at launch had a better lobby/mp options than COD4. I played it for like 9 months just because it was the only thing my friends wanted to play. In that time I not only got bored, but impressed by their "support" (or total lack of)... Cheaters, bugs, anything pass in their tests. What about maps? For COD4, in two years, the only content they have expanded was an overpriced crap map pack. Now they wont to go cash cow and milk us discussing DLC even before COD6 is released, I doubt disc space is a problem in any version. I'll not even go into Activision crap they are saying. As much I dislike those PR bullsh*t, I also wouldn't let that stop me playing a good game. So I for one won't buy and don't recomend COD6, but disappointed? Totally not, it's well withing what I was expecting actually. If anything it's up to where you liked COD4 or not... EDIT: I just read it, there is exclusive DLC... Are people really fighting over being raped first? I'm no longer more that frequent here at N4G (or any forum as a matter of fact, thanks to college) and have yet to see that much more PS3 owners bashing it than 360 owners, but if true this is pathetic.
maybe i'll just save my money from buying MW2 (used) then just get AC2 ^_^ possibly get a hold of the BFBC2 beta to tide me over until MAG
This is beyond fanboyism. You two complain about fanboys but I notice you are the first to bring the subject up most of the time. Go back to your caves and wait for MW2. If it's going to be so good on your console stfu and prepare for it... oh that's right! You don't have to prepare, it's got auto-aim.
i guess i'll go pick this one up. maybe in december.
Not too interested in it. The first one really angered me as I was very turned off by the repetitive nature to the point that I just stopped playing. I couldn't help but feel like I was wasting my time. Now I see the same hype for this game. Your totally bad ass, you can free-run, etc. etc. I'm not too interested personally but am sure it will do just fine. It does look like a decent improvement, but I'm not sure
The first game had 4-5 mission types, this has over 15 mission types plus around 100 side quests.
Well quantity does not equal quality. I know this one is supposed to be more varied and I hope that the crapiness of the first one was due to the majority of the developer focus being spent on building the next-gen structure. Now that they have more time to work with the game, I'm expecting this one to do much better
They completely scrapped the old mission structure. I'm pretty sure they're almost all story-based now. And since you were complaining about repetitiveness, quantity DOES equal quality. Give it a chance.
Did they clean up the frame rate problems??? Watching the new qore last night it looked like a cool game, but this game looks jittery as hell from what I saw, and it should have been in the oven a little while longer.
It's time like this I'm glad I have gamefly. If only those fvcksticks would get enough copies to make sure I get my games when they come out and not weeks later.
AAA confirmed! What about the fanboys? "I'm too busy playing exclusives to buy multi-plats" Where are they now?!?!?!?!?!?!? @ 8.1: Yes I missed you. Thank god, I was starting to get worried @ 8.3 I only own PS3 (besides portables, DSi and PSP) and I play the exclusives, but I don't shut the door on multi-plats, either.
Here I am!!! Did you miss me?
they are bashing MW2 right now....with AC2 they are happy because the exclusive content from the PSP...but if this game sell less than the xbox 360 version, well the bashing will be huge
still playing all of the exclusives that came out this year, because there was a hell of a lot of them. EDIT: Who's shutting the door on multiplats? For PS3 owners, Uncharted 2 was just released and most of them are still content with it. They're still probably content with other exclusives as well, considering the PS3 has a lot of top-notch titles. They're not shutting the door on them, they're just playing other games. There's a difference.
@Feral Absolutely unnecessary comment. I think many PS3 owners are looking forward to this game. I'm glad it is getting great reviews, I 'll need to wait a bit though, money is tight. So many exclusives.
Im a PS3 fan and I have been anxiously waiting for this game. Loved the first one, and the sequel looks nothing less than top quality. AC is popular among PS3 owners because the developers deliver quality, unlike other developers around that only know how to milk popular franchise
You guys don't seem to notice that this title is what blows your whole "PS3 fanboys hating on teh multiplats" thing away! Now you have to face the fact that when PS3 owners are bashing it, it's because they have serious gripes with the actual game and have a choice, unlike other people who raise poorly made multiplats to God-like status. But everyday PS3 owners are playing Dragon's age and Borderlands, so I guess your point was moot long time ago!
The mods on this site are pure sh!t. Ban the IP address already. How fvcking hard is it to do.
The sad thing is, you're probably more likely to get banned for calling out the mods, than that adbot fkr. Oh no, I used the word bot, guess I'll be gone too. Witnesses take note it was not it relation to the followers of any specific console.
Agreed 100% Bathyj They are very unreliable and get a bit too sensitive when it comes to us criticizing them.
Nice It sounds like its good
offers everything I could ever want in a game: a deep, historically-accurate story, economic system, variety of missions, a large scope of a sandbox, variety of combat/weapons, the villa (your own town), and great, colorful graphics that represent the time period. If Uncharted 2 didn't come out this year, it would most likely be my pick for GOTY.
Why does the headline mention Official Playstation magazine but the link goes to Gamespot?
So the only thing they have saying that PSM reviewed it 5/5 is Gamespot's critic scores.
They've been handing out too many 5/5. This game along with U2 aren't AAA status.
Funny thing is, you've played neither.
so you have played this game then ? and uncharted 2 is worth a 5/5
No way! A 360 fanboy saying that a multiplatform shouldn't have such a score? But it's all you've got to look forward to this entire year!
You're a walking contradiction. You achieve nothing here and achieve nothing in life. "Nothing" seems to revolve around you doesn't it?
You should get qualified in other electronics because you won't make a good living being a YLOD Tech. Now if you were a RROD Tech you'd probably be a millionaire but if you were that smart then you'd actually have a PS3 and know that Uncharted 2 is a 5/5 and one of the finest games ever made, never mind this gen. On Topic: Great score, I grew bored of the first one. I am still looking forward to AC2.
ylod service tech how's buisness going?still nothing hahah i heard you been waiting for years for a ylod.... if you were RROD service tech you would be a millionaire
I wasnt expecting a perfect score, Though i knew i was deffinatly picking this up regardless of the score. I was really dissapointed with the repetitiveness of the first game aswell,It seems that they've fixed it.
Got a lot on my plate at the moment, but I will wait for N4G user feedback to make my decision and pick it up in January if anything. I wasn't terribly disappointed the first playthrough, but it wasn't until I restarted a new game when I realized I couldn't face playing it twice; I already felt like I played it four times through! I remember saying; "Pushing guys off buildings never gets old". Wasn't long after that it reached centenarian status!
Didn't like the first one, but I have high hopes they really did a number of things right this time. Hope there's a deep variaty of missions in AC2.
Why do people care about reviews? Which translate to someone else opinion. Play the game for yourself. If you like it, then buy it and damn to the review scores. Too many people are lemmings and if a game does not get a 9+ they wont even look at it. Real sad when so called gamers have to rely on someone they never met rating a game in order for them to buy it.
Neither can some of us afford monthly rental subscriptions... We rely on reviews because we can't just go buy and try every single game we think looks good - imagine how many people would have regrettedly bought 'Haze' without reviews warning them of how bad it is... I personally am looking for reviews on this game as while it looks stellar, so did the first and that IMMENSELY disappointed me. I got half way through the game and gave up playing it because it bored me so much. I eventually came back and forced myself to finish it so I could sell it on - but it was still a huge mistake buying Assassin's Creed, I'm not doing that again.
I want a demo of this game before i buy it did not like the first one apart from the horse riding lol
The horse riding was the worst part! Different strokes for different folks I guess.
for this great game!!!
PSM gave AC1 5/5 and look how that game turn out to be, pure bullshit. I don't trust PSM anymore.
EB in Aus have been running commercials about exclusive DLC if you pre-order from them. The funny thing is, the footage they show is jerky, clunky and poorly animated. After playing UC2 it looks really below par. Not saying the game is bad, but if that's the best footage they have to advertise the game... wow... Naughty Dog ARE gods...
This is not a review to be trusted if you were one of the people who had BIG problems with the repetitiveness of the 1st game. While this Magazine has given AC2 a 5/5, the same score was given to AC1 and anyone with a brain knows that AC1 is DEFINITELY not a 5 out of 5... I've heard people claiming 4.5/5, I personally say about 3.5/5, but definitely not 5/5... I want a review from IGN - they didn't give the first a fantastic review, 7.6 or something... If they give AC2 a 9+ then I can actually see that improvements have been made.
I am thinking of getting AC on my PS3 this time, I will be playing MW2 on 360 and if rodd on me I don't want to be left with out any new games to play.
Glad to see Assassins Creed 2 get that score. I'm pretty optimistic this time around and more anxious to play it, more so than the first game.
there is no perfect game in every side (graphics,story,gameplay,...et c...) maybe the closest one to a perfect score is Uncharted 2... im not saying that AC2 isnt a great game,im just saying that it's not perfect imo
PSM only give out in intervals of 0.5... So it was either 4.5 or 5, so they obviously decided it leaned more towards the 5 (95% and higher)... Still rubbish anyway, they gave 5/5 to AC1 and that wasn't even a 4.5/5 by a long shot...
In the UK official playstation magazine AC2 got 9/10. Looks like a very good game, will be getting this. Even though repettitive I did like the first one.
I have my sixty four dollars ready in hand. Thank you Ubi; great job.
"PlayStation magazine is, imo, a reliable mag. AC2 is looking really good and if they did fix the repetitiveness of the first, it's gonna be great" Funny you said that. I will buy this game on day one since I liked the first one, but I am waiting on OXM review because I think oxm is a reliable mag.
its an official magazine, score ignored
From what I saw the score makes sense and they fixed out all the other thing from the first game to so this is going to be a great game.
I loved the first one, which didn't get stellar reviews. This pleases me.