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Assassin's Creed II sells 1.6m in first week

Ubisoft has said that the reception from gamers for its latest Assassin's Creed title has been "overwhelmingly positive", revealing that the game has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide within its first week of release.

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Delta2919d ago

Not Bad. Good sales for a good game.

dgroundwater2919d ago

I'm totally impressed with this game. It deserves the sales, and is highly improved from the original. That's something most multi million selling FPS sequels can't say.

DARK WITNESS2918d ago

ya, totally agree.

it's one of the best games I have played this year ( thats both games on ps3 and 360 ).

I would recommend it to anyone. infact, you it's the type of game you way want to take time off to play, because once you get into the story you really just don't want to stop.

what I love about the game is that it's structured in a way that compels you to do a little bit of verything all at the same time.

I mean, what i find is that As I play I am collecting all the collectables, constantly going to the shops and always going after side stuff as well. With other games like gta etc, I always just focus on the main story in one session, then I may play a session were i just feel like doing side missions.

also, for some reason, it feels more compelling to walk along the street. in the first game, the only time i was really on the street was when i had a mission or i had fallen off the roof.

There is just something about the cities that make them just as impressive on the ground as they are on the roof tops free running.

The story is great Ezio is a great character.. I love the way he starts off and gradually develops into a much more serious character.

anyway, In my book its the best sandbox game this year. it's a huge, huge improvement over the first.

Saaking2918d ago

wow, I seem to have underestimated this game. From all I've heard, it's epic so I'll have to give it a try soon.

-GametimeUK-2918d ago

@ Saaking

Its certantly a significant step up from the last game...

Hellsvacancy2918d ago

Im REALLY enjoyin it 2, well worth the purchase

chaosatom2918d ago

IDK, what have they improved?

The fighting mechanics? missions?

How many missions are there and most important is how much repetition?

kingdavid2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

Theres over 200 missions. About half of that is main story. The main missions arent repetitive but the optional side missions are. It took me bout 25 hours to finish the main quest with only a few side quests so its lengthy.

Just be warned, the ending is pretty weird and fked up.

Cwalat2918d ago

I was at first pretty certain about Uncharted 2 getting the Game of the Generation award, but i gotta say... Assassins Creed 2 totally blew my mind away. Everything the first game lacked this game adds and even more so with the awesome puzzles and depth given to hardcore gamers. If you take your time with this game, you'll be treated like a king with content that is unmatched.

The only negative things i can say is that the freerun has been somewhat altered and it's much harder to freerun in smooth motions. Also, after you unlocked all the 20 16's videos the reward is pretty dissapointing apart from the video itself. And i was fairly dissapointed with the fact that Rome wasn't built as an entire city rather than one mission.

The caves, the extra unlocks, everything... are absolutely amazing.

I'm having hard time finding a game that gave me so many brain sweats.
CAN'T WAIT FOR ASSASSINS CREED 3!!!!!!!!!!

DaTruth2918d ago

I like what I'm hearing, but sadly I heard all this last time and a year later everyone changed their tune. It was a year before we started hearing the real story behind the first game.

Wish I could take y'all words for it, but fool me twice!

DARK WITNESS2918d ago

@ DaTruth

I have to say i totally disagree with you there.

with AC1 it got a lot of hype up until the point people started playing it. as soon as the game came out the first thing that got picked on with in a matter of days was all the bugs etc...

within a week, everyone was pritty much saying how they thought it was repetative.. it was not a " year " later that people suddenly changed their tunes. The same people who are quick to cut down, cry, moan, bash any game that does not meet the standard that the devs and reviews brag about, were very very quick to jumb on AC1. As soon as the game was in their hands and finished everyone pritty much agreed that it was over hyped and a big disappointment.

Ac2 is a different story, because not just the reviews, but people who have actually finished the game are all saying the same thing; it's awesome.

I traded in AC1 with in a month of getting the game. AC2 is going in my little collection of gems to keep hold of for all time, along with Halo CE, Dead Space, Bioshock, halo 2, GTA series, MGS4, uncharted, KOTOR, dead rising, otogi 1 & 2... these are games that i consider clasics and made a lasting impression on me. AC2 has joined their ranks.

the first AC was a technical achievement in my book but just like gta4 it lacked content and as many pointed out got old really quick.

AC2 is a different game. it's just as beautiful, but now has so much more going on. if you play it with the right balance of doing the side missions along with the main story it gives you the right amount of thing. some of the side stuff you do does not even start with you having to go to a location...

I mean, you may be on your way to doing the next part of the main story and suddenly someone bumbs into you.. whats this, hold on some of my hard earned money from my estate with the whore-house has been nicked from my pocket, and there is the fu&*ker climbing up the wall, right now it's on ! and thats it... suddenly you have gone from wanting to press forward with the main story to running down a thief on the roof tops... then as your running him down the guards see the two of you and now they are running you both down !

Thats AC2 for you ! ooh and ya, the story is really f&^ed up !

Sarcasm2918d ago

If you didn't like the first one, you might not like this one. But if you didn't like the first one only because of repetition, then you might like this one.

ThanatosDMC2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

Great game! It's second after U2. It'll piss you off like no tomorrow though and i cant wait for Assassin's Creed 3!

It'll completely leave you with the ultimate "WTF?"

PopEmUp2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

tell me what the different between the first game and this one? If it still repetitive and boring like the first one, where this is the reason holding me back from buying it, as I'm not gonna fall for overhype/overrated game aka Assassin's Creed 1

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@below

thank for the reply, I probably just give it a rent to see before owning the game :)

Bathyj2918d ago

Theres much improved in AC2, but to be honest its still basically the same.

95% of the game involves go from A to B, kill the guy thats there. The only difference is now you have money, can buy new weapons, clothes, medicine, but its really just a new wrapper on the same present.

Having said that, I liked the first one, and am enjoying the second. 20-30 hours into it and still miles to go. I'm just saying if you hated the repetitiveness of the first, then there not really much different to sway you here, and the good hype might be nursing some through it that havent realised yet, most of the changes are pretty superficial, with little impact on the actual gameplay.

PS
For someone whose supposed to be a sneaky assassin, I wish there was a crouch/stick to walls button. Manys the time you stand there and get seen on a rooftop when you could have easily ducked and avoided attention.

ABizzel12918d ago

I have it, but I still haven't played it. As I predicted it won't be selling 7 million this time around, but I expect it to have some legs through the holiday season and sell 4 million in lifetime sales.

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Alan Wake2919d ago (Edited 2919d ago )

Forza 3 sells more in one week in one console X360

Anorexorcist2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

WTF does that have to do with AC2?

AC2 isn't a PS3 exclusive you know? So why do you feel so motivated to put on your pathetic Xbot Sales Party hat and gloat about it?

Oh that's right, its because you got nothing better to do besides drink from your mommy's ba ba and type random crap on N4G.

BYE2918d ago

They deserve it, this game is a masterpiece.

mrb3ar2918d ago

agreed - i just finished sequence 9 and I can't put it down. The amount of detail they put into this game is truly amazing, and it deserves all the positive attention it's receiving.

Sarcasm2918d ago

I wouldn't go that far, but the game deserves the good scores, praise, and sales. Overall it's managed to redeem itself as far as a new IP is concerned. I'm probably 20 hours into it and still learning new stuff, which is quite a feat considering the sheer size of the game.

Ace Killa 082918d ago

good sales for a good game, now i see my friends playin AC2 or MW2. im goin to get this game next week

farhsa20082918d ago

still havent picked this up, the first one felt like a chore, if its anything like the original i will avoid it like the plague

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

I've put in a good hour or two, its boooooooooring.

Wait for long ass load... spawn, talk to sister, talk to architect, go to uncle, learn how to fight... again, follow uncle downstairs, look at altiars threads, wow, go upstairs, climb house, perch, find 4 things, go back to uncle, talk to uncle, ride horse to Florence, talk to Leonardo...

EJECT DISK.

This is the most boring game ever... if it doesnt pick up soon, I'm returning it, and I mean pick up like... spawn, assassinate guy, run from fools, repeat.

You know, like the game is supposed to be...

dirthurts2918d ago

You're still in training. It's a very long, detailed game. You've not even started yet and you've quit?
No wonder you didn't like it.
I'm absolutely loving this game...
but then again I don't have the attention span of a 4 year old...

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl2917d ago (Edited 2917d ago )

By revealing the games longevity, you've only further ackknowledged my reasoning for quitting. I couldn't imagine enduring another minute of AC2's terrible story, dialogue, controls, ETC

I'm pretty sure when I popped in the disk, the game started, proclaiming the games real fun starts when I've wasted my life doing lengthy missions that essentially teach me things I already know or don't care about.

You are right about my attention span, because when I play AC2, all I can think about is the plethora of other games I could be enjoying instead.

This is all opinion of course, because theres thousands of drones like yourself who eat up AC2's dated gameplay, boring missions and ridiculously cheesy story/dialogue.

The only thing I give Ubi props for, is recreating a vastly detailed world, with excellent voice work to boot.