The world of the assassin is one cloaked in shadow and steeped in danger. Ensnared in a web of revenge and conspiracy, the assassin embraces power at its most elemental, acting as the dividing line between life and death. As an assassin confronted by perilous new challenges and difficult choices, what path will you choose?
Synopsis Get ready to plunge into the lush and deadly world of the Italian Renaissance, an era of arts, riches and murderous conspiracy. Assassin's Creed II introduces you to Ezio, a new assassin carrying on the deadly lineage of his forebears. Confront an epic tale of power and corruption as you hone your assassin's art, wielding weapons and instruments designed by the legendary Leonardo da Vinci himself in this gripping and deadly sequel.
Key Game Features:
Explore the deadly, shadowed world of the assassin with new assassin Ezio
Roam freely through the lush and dangerous world of Renaissance-era Italy
Do whatever it takes to complete your missions in the game's all-new open world and mission structure
Thrive in an environment rich with power, revenge and conspiracy
Practice your assassin's art with all-new weapons and instruments created by Leonardo da Vinci
Assassin's Creed II - Greatest Hits edition [PlayStation 3] For the unknown
This is by far one of the best single player games I've ever played.
If you enjoyed the first one, the sequel is everything and so much more. Improved in literally every way possible, it's a fantastic, cinematic experience. Better story, better gameplay, better variety. Amazing.
There is no multiplayer, and the game is very easy, but plays like a good Hollywood action movie. Anyone who is a fan of action, historical fiction or video games in general should definitely give this game a whirl!
For those of you who played Assassin's Creed 1 and felt the repetitiveness really brought you down, this game definitely improves on that by cutting down on the tasks that need to be repeated but also add new objectives in order to help you fight the boredom. Now the game itself is a lot of fun combining parkour like gameplay with assassination missions that progress a fairly interesting plot. You gradually improve your skillset and weaponry as you move along the story. However that's where the fun ends.
The PC version ships with a real nasty DRM (digital rights management) which requires you to be connected to the internet the entire time you are playing the game. It's unfortunate for those of us who are not always able to be connected to the internet as even in this day and age, not every household has broadband internet 24/7. Also play on laptops on the go becomes impossible unless the wi-fi connection is strong enough to maintain constant communication with Ubisofts servers. It's a nasty shortfall in the game because I had been playing it and when I had a blip in my connection, the game froze and forced me to restart from an earlier point once I was able to get my connection straight again. Another big issue that comes into play is that if Ubisofts servers are down or are not working (like they weren't the first weekend it was out), then you also cannot play your game. It's quite ridiculous for a company to treat paying customers like this and recommend that you all stay away from this one if only on principle.
I would recommend people try this game on one of the console systems out there now (PS3/Xbox 360) instead, much more reliable than having to constantly be connected to their servers to play a single player game.