Product Type: Ubisoft Xbox 360 games
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Member Name: hitcher6969
Assassin's Creed II: Complete Edition (Xbox 360)
Advantages: brilliant combat system and gameplay
Disadvantages: guards are stupid
a game that can only be described as fantastic. The premise of this came is that you are a distant relative an assassin named Ezio, and that because of your ancestor in the previous game you have been kidnapped in order to access your genetic memories of this person. in this game you escape the facility and make it back to a hiding place, where it is revealed that you are at war with the templars, who are searching for "pieces of eden". The rest of the storyline, you can find out for yourself.
Gameplay in this game is outstanding, with almost any area in the game being explorable, through the "free running" system, where you are able to climb up buildings using windows and features as foot and handholds. This is brilliant for getting around, however climbing and going on the roofs does attract the guards attention. This system also lets the game put collectables and secrets almost anywhere, providing a very challenging activity to do between the missions, or after the game is finished. another interesting thing about this game is the bloody guards. the guards seem to find that whatever you do, be it walking or running, climbing or swimming, to be an offence, chasing you down and attacking you, following you onto the roof and just generally being a uicence. this is tolerable at the beginning of the game, but later, whenever the guards are getting more skilled, it actually becomes difficult to stay alive inbetween missions, collecting. escaping the guards, however, is almost too simple. instead f fighting, you can choose to run away and hide, with hiding places almost every five feet in this game. If you choose to fight the guards, however, the fighting system is very intuitive. the enemys seem to have a set way of fighting, where only one or two will attack you at a time, enabeling you to bounce about between enemys dealing small amounts of damage, or to easily attempt a counter-kill.
The story in this game is brilliant, not only because it is interesting, but because it lasts a rediculously long time compared to most other games on the market. there is also diffrent areas unlocked throughout the game, which means that you unlock new areas, therefore new collectables and explorable areas. another good thing about this game , is that the collectables are not just collectables, but they actually unlock gameplay bonuses, such as a game related movie or a new weapon.
all in all, this game is a killer. good in all the areas, although mabye it deserves a bit more than a 15 rating, due to the amount of violence, and some slight sexual suggestivemess.
Summary: kills the competition