Good morning. It’s another spectacular Chewsday. Hey, that joke will never get old. The Last of Us has held on to the number one spot in the UK games chart for the fifth week in a row, probably setting a record for the year. [More on CVG] The Xbox One family sharing feature may make a return post-launch if it’s…
Good morning all. If the news seems a little light today blame the Independence Day holiday in the US yesterday. Day 3 of the Ultimate Game Sale is a pretty good one. Gears of War Judgment, Tomb Raider, BiosShock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Hitman: Absolution and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for at least 33% off. [via Major Nelson] Microsoft is…
Earlier retail listings suggested that Ubisoft were to release an ‘Anthology Collection’, consisting of every console game in the Assassin’s Creed series in one package. The Assassin’s Creed Anthology Edition includes Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and the newly-released Assassin’s Creed 3. Then every DLC add-on is bundled and Eurogamer suggest that the Assassin’s…
So I finally got my hands on Assassins Creed 2, and it proved another one of my hedonistic theories. You see I have had a long standing theory that #2 in the series is “always” the best. This might not be the case with all series’, but I have found it with many.
The first Assassins Creed as we all know, was a beautiful fling that could not withstand a relationship as it lacked in variety- the “true spice of life.” It was impressive at first glance, stunningly detailed and it took gamers in a different direction with its controls and gameplay. An absolute must play for gamers alike. But once you had put in a few hours and the shine wore off, it became much of the same.
So it is good to see that Ubisoft took in all the criticism they received from their first attempt and it looks like they did a stellar job of giving us the game the first could was not and always wanted to be. Even though I have only put in enough hours to say that I am or am not enjoying it, I am totally hooked, day-dreaming about when I can return to ancient Italy. I have experienced so much variety already and that combined with the new features of the game has me totally begging for more where the first title had me begging… for another game.
by Victor ‘r0gue’ Vieira
ASSASSINS CREED 2
Assassins Creed 2 is another Ubisoft title due for November release. Those who played the first title from the series will know all about the stunning game-mechanics that this series uses. It featured revolutionary controls that were smooth, broke new grounds and delivered movement that was just fascinating to watch. The game also had graphics that was considered some of the best in the industry. The only downfall was the repetitive gameplay, it was stunning but allot of the same a few hours into it.
The year is 1486 and the Renaissance is booming in downtown Venice. A slightly scruffy assassin stalks the crowds dressed from head to toe in a white robe. That unknown figure goes by the name of Ezio, and with the help of his good friend, Leonardo Da Vinci, is on a mission to avenge the death of his family. Of course we’re talking Assassin’s Creed 2, I mean where else would a plot like this seem normal? Either way, Ubisoft Montreal’s showing of Assassin’s Creed 2 at E3 this year opened up a can of worms as Lead Game Designer, Patrick Plourde, demonstrated to us that Assassin’s Creed was just the beginning of something much bigger.