Assassin's Creed: Renaissance – Does It Do The Game Justice?

OXCGN Writes:

"Assassin's Creed 2 was one of the top games of 2009, and our Game Of The Year, taking all that was good about the first game and fixing almost everything that was lacking.

Assassin's Creed: Renaissance is the novelisation of the game written by Oliver Bowden and while it is written well enough and fulfills the general criteria of re-creating the plot of the game in novel form, I can't help but be disappointed that it doesn't bring much new to the Templar versus Assassin story."

Immortal Kaim5143d ago

I saw this at my local Borders, think I might give it a read.

gaminoz5143d ago

I saw it for fairly cheap at Kmart of all places....

Anything Assassin's Creed gets my interest. I wish I had an itouch so I could play the only AC game I haven't yet: Discovery!

XboxOZ3605143d ago (Edited 5143d ago )

It'll be on my reading list as well, and as always, the writer knows his stuff, and is well worth the read.

This is how many major games should be followed through like. Bringing the different areas of interest together to please several mediums, getting the broader community interested in games, and to see that they are not the realm of pre-pubecent pimply faced kids in the bedroom.

gaminoz5143d ago

"What kind of men are you? Doing the bidding of your paymasters for handfuls of loose change!…I wonder if you’ll think it was worth it after I’ve come up there, cut your heads off, pissed down your necks and shoved your faces up my figa! I’ll stick your balls on a fork and roast them over my kitchen fire!”"


XboxOZ3605143d ago

And the thing is, it's based around a real-world person of the time, one Caterina Sforza, and those were the things they did in those days . . . ewwww.

BadCircuit5143d ago

I ónly started seeing novels that were based from games last year. It is good to see that games are starting to go to other hobbys as well, like reading.

Godem5143d ago

Cool review, would be good to see if more gaming sites reviewed the gaming books.

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isarai142d ago

Nope, I hated 3, connar was bland, literally the most flat character in the entire game. Not to mention to myriad of bugs, camera issues, and that annoying thing where he automatically ditches his weapon you payed for for the sake of a cool finishing move forcing you to trek back to your base after almost every encounter just to re-equip your own weapon. It just didn't work as fluidly as the others like 2 and 4

Samonuske142d ago

The series peaked at AC3 for me. It’s been my favourite in the series. Connor will always be one of my favourite video game protagonists.

Becuzisaid142d ago

No. Game was BORING. Connor was really dull. Environments, while impressive, because of the geographic location and time period were not really exciting to be in. I would love some kind of game set in there colonial American time period, but a game like AC that back then centered around parkour and vertical traversal really didn't fit those environments.

-Foxtrot142d ago


There was a lot of issues but mine is how they handled the war

They told us Connor was not going to get involved, that the war was more of a background setting for the real story and it wasn’t going to be one sided

They lied, even the cinematic E3 trailer showed Connor emerge from the Colonist side and slaughter the red coats to get to his target, inspiring the Colonists to fight back

I just thought it would have made more sense lore wise that the red coats were mostly compiled of Assassins fighting the Colonist templars who wanted to take the new world for themselves.

Since the Red coats lost the war, it would then explain how the Templars started to gain the upper hand and how on the future the assassins were mostly killed off and the Templar’s had pretty much taken over everything.

Instead it just felt like they didn’t want to p*** off the American audience

Even Haytham was cool, he should have been an Assassin through and through and should have been the main lead.

toxic-inferno142d ago

The game even seems to lack the humour of the other games. It almost seems as though the idea of even slightly making fun of American history wouldn't be acceptable.

-Foxtrot141d ago


It just felt super safe

“Better not make the colonists look super bad incase people boycott our game”

jeromeface141d ago

someone missed the whole point

-Foxtrot141d ago

There was literally no point

What I've just said above would at least make sense lore wise and why the Assassins start to loose their war, die off and how the Templars are in control in the future of almost everything....what they did was just, pointless

CrimsonWing69142d ago

I’m one one of those weird people that liked Ass Creed 3, but to be fair I never got around to finishing it.