Rumor: Assassin's Creed 2 glitch breaks the game

Now that Assassin's Creed II has been out amongst the crowds, slinking its way into millions of consoles, gamers are stumbling upon some of its secrets. While you may be stuck tracking down those last few feathers, others are discovering ancient beasts and, according to CVG, game-breaking glitches.

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Sanzee3300d ago (Edited 3300d ago )

I've been playing AC2 since it came out and haven't ran into anything remotely close to what this bug is supposed to do. For the most part, the Ubisoft Montreal QA team did a good job on filtering out most of the bugs and glitches present during development. In my experience, the only noteworthy glitch I can think of is the glitch I like to refer to as the "Renaissance Walk". It's where Ezio suddenly starts walking forward by himself, resulting in a total loss over character control due to conflicting in-game geometry. The Renaissance Walk continues until Ezio ends up bumping into to something at precisely the right angle, breaking him free of the polygon tangle. It happened to me once. Overall, I still feel Ubisoft is pretty good at avoiding these kind of problems.

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat3300d ago (Edited 3300d ago )

The boring gameplay broke the game for me.

I played it for 4 hours or so and I just couldn't take it anymore.
It was like watching paint dry.

Dmitry Orlov3300d ago

You sure you're talking about the 2nd game, not the 1st one?
With that kind of story and work put into the game, AC2 is NOWHERE near boring.

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat3300d ago

Yes, I'm talking about the second one.

I know that quite a few people seem to like the game, but I just can't get into it.

Much like the first one, the second one's missions are very dull and boring to me.
I simply can't bring myself to care about what is going on in the game.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Sanzee3300d ago


I suppose I can see where you're coming from. I do not agree with you but I can most certainly sympathize with you. The game does move a little slow. It's not like other video games: one huge action set peice after another. In Assassin's Creed II, you're reliving history. Most of the world at that time looked the same. The Dark Ages were a sh*tty time to live in, but despite hhaving such a bland environmental setting I feel Ubisoft really made this franchise shine. The environments are incredibly gorgeous, and the fact that their historically acurate is nothing short of impressive. Assassin's Creed II hit gold with the storyline and game mechanics. No more flawed CORE design elements like AC1. AC1 was great, and playable, but incredibly narrow. It was linear all the way through. The game was tight, you had to do things this way and this way only. AC2 allows you to progress through the game in more than one way. Yes, the campaign, like all other games, is required to finish, but at least you can feel like you're doing something useful when not on a campaign mission! I enjoyed everything about Assassin's Creed II except for one thing... Ezio. I understand he was no Alatair because of how he was raised. But come on... Altair was HARDCORE! Ezio was... pretty sweet.

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Shadow Flare3300d ago

I fell through a building once and was inside the walls. I couldn't get out and had to restart. But the biggest glitch i've found was a bad one and repetitive too. I found that if you used the hidden blade and killed 2 enemies simultaneously, twice in a row, the game crashed. Doing it the first time was fine, but killing 2 people simultaneously a second time crashed the game. This only happened to me from half way through the game onwards. But it happened everytime. Pretty bad. But on the whole its a pretty bug free game, and a truly excellent game, I love it

Sanzee3300d ago (Edited 3300d ago )

Despite recieving mixed reviews by critics, I still felt the original Assassin's Creed was a stellar title. Oh, it had it's problems. But the problems were not bugs or glitches or bad AI mechanics. They were poor design choices. The Ubisoft Montreal team did a great job executing the core design elements laid out by studio leads, the only problem was that the design elements themselves were flawed. It wasn't that Ubisoft lacked talent, it was the fact they were given poor instructions in AC1's development. Ubisoft has clearly addressed such issues in AC2.

Jmlopezbr3300d ago

Yea I know what you mean. I was killing people in a smoke bomb and I never really noticed if it was because of 2 simultaneous double assassinations. For me it was in Venice where I used a smoke bomb and after 5 assassination kills, the game froze. I tried this 5 times and it froze each time.

Blaze9293300d ago

Do developers even test their games anymore these days?

Swiftfox3300d ago

I havn't encountered the glitch that doesn't allow you to return to Ezio, thankfully, but I did have a similar issue as posted above with the game crashing after a double-blade. Then again it probably happened because the situation was so awsome that the game couldn't handle it.

ShinFuYux3300d ago

It wasn't even a glitch, I was in Florence and while I was walking on the roof, there was another higher building about ezio's height. Mind you, the roof kind of sticks out. anyway, at first, I climbed it with ease but I decided to turn around and drop down to the previous building. While he dropped, for some odd reason, ezio got stuck under the roof from the taller building and I could move any where. As if his head was stuck on both roofs.

I just pressed every button until he got out. It's all good.

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