IMAGES | X360, PS3 Saturday, June 13, 2009 | 4:32 PM

Assassin's Creed 2 floats your boat

Assassin's Creed 2 floats your boat

Double dose of Assassin's Creed 2 today, with four new images that you really don't want to miss. If my eyes had teeth, they'd probably want to eat them right away.

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Commented on 2009-06-13 16:58:59
Nothing spectacular, sorry.
Commented on 2009-06-13 17:09:32
Thats looks absolutly impressive and beautifull,just look at the last one,best graphics I ever seen.
Commented on 2009-06-13 17:28:30
I find it hard to get excited over tiny pics...
Commented on 2009-06-13 17:34:50 In reply to Orange
Posted by Orange
Nothing spectacular, sorry.
The pics don't really do justice. It looks stunning in motion.
Commented on 2009-06-13 17:43:18 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
The pics don't really do justice. It looks stunning in motion.
Yeah, I saw the E3 presentation just like the rest of the world. Visually it's top shelf, just like you'd expect from a Ubi Montreal title. How the gameplay will stand out (if) still remains to be seen.
Artistically-wise, I do hope it's not just Venice, but also renaissance Rome, at the very least.
Commented on 2009-06-13 17:51:25
Well Florence will be there as well... no need for Rome if you have that, imo. ;)
Commented on 2009-06-13 17:51:53 In reply to Orange
Posted by Orange
Nothing spectacular, sorry.
I am sorry but get your head checked and you might just enjoy the pics!!!
Commented on 2009-06-13 17:52:27
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Commented on 2009-06-13 17:57:17
If there's one game this gen that painfully points out that graphics < gameplay, it's assassins creed imo. I still can't believe people have been able to enjoy this game...it's just beyond me.

Hoping this will be better, but the E3 footage has all but convinced me...
Commented on 2009-06-13 18:06:35 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
If there's one game this gen that painfully points out that graphics < gameplay, it's assassins creed imo.
What's painful about it - one doesn't enjoy the gameplay, one sells the thing. Fight Night's are usually very nice visually, that doesn't mean everyone enjoys boxing games.

@Cheboury - I'm sure the developers are reading all game related sites diligently and you'll get a kiss from Jade in due time for your spectacular efforts, so just keep at it boy :)
Commented on 2009-06-13 18:19:37
This Limited Edition figurine looks really different from Ezio in the game, and kinda distances itself more from Altair's look. It kinda also gives off a more south european vibe to me.. I wonder which of the two will change.
Commented on 2009-06-13 18:20:01
gfx wise is ok nothing mindlowing like uncharted2 or trico framerate was bad at E3
Commented on 2009-06-13 19:06:50 In reply to futromurzyna
^
Posted by futromurzyna
gfx wise is ok nothing mindlowing like uncharted2 or trico framerate was bad at E3
Yeah, but that's what happens when you can climb on EVERY ledge, on EVERY building in the WHOLE city with loads of people walking around with AI :P Can't say that about Uncharted 2 which is why it has more small detail. This game manages to be quite the looker even on the massive scale it has. Also, the game has several cities, including Tuscany...
Commented on 2009-06-13 19:11:10
Simon: that suit the figurine has is unlockable or something...i don't remember where but i'm sure I did read something like that.

I think it looks great but then i haven't seen much of it in motion.
Commented on 2009-06-13 19:15:31 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
This Limited Edition figurine looks really different from Ezio in the game, and kinda distances itself more from Altair's look. It kinda also gives off a more south european vibe to me.. I wonder which of the two will change.
neither, i think the idea is that the black cloaked ezio is the final stage of ezios character upgrades. so while ezio may not look as awesome as the black cloak version throughout the whole game, he will look like that at some point.

as for the scale/visuals debate...it means very little if the gameplay sucks....and after watching the video's of gameplay it looks an awful lot like the first game....which isnt a good sign...howfully i'm wrong and it's bags of awesome.
Commented on 2009-06-13 19:37:18
That figurine represents Ezio's master assassin outfit, looks so awesome, much better than the white one.
You will get to wear that once Ezio becomes a master assassin.
Commented on 2009-06-13 20:05:56 In reply to futromurzyna
Posted by futromurzyna
gfx wise is ok nothing mindlowing like uncharted2 or trico framerate was bad at E3
you have to take into account this is an open world sandbox game, & on them lines i say its the best looking one by miles
Commented on 2009-06-13 20:08:29
KORN: hopefully the crappy sidemissions have been reduced and some actually interesting infiltrations/assassinations will have taken their place. But yeah i understand your skepticism as i pretty much share it :P
Commented on 2009-06-13 20:13:10
Well, they've actually scrapped the whole mission structure.
Commented on 2009-06-13 20:32:25
2nd screenshot, FFFFFUUUUU! That looks real.
Commented on 2009-06-13 20:34:03
Yeah I don't know how many times that must be repeated.

"Its no longer the same mission structure as the first"
Commented on 2009-06-13 20:58:57 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
neither, i think the idea is that the black cloaked ezio is the final stage of ezios character upgrades. so while ezio may not look as awesome as the black cloak version throughout the whole game, he will look like that at some point.

as for the scale/visuals debate...it means very little if the gameplay sucks....and after watching the video's of gameplay it looks an awful lot like the first game....which isnt a good sign...howfully i'm wrong and it's bags of awesome.
You are right about the figurine. That is how Ezio will look in the final stages of the game. I have pre-ordered this LE already and that is what was advertised. I want Ezio to stand next to my Altair ;o)

I hope/think these screens indicate that there will be a more stealth based gameplay as well. There wasn't much stealth in the first game to be honest, at least not the assassin's kind of stealth. Night based levels could be an indication that this will be possible (sitting on my knees praying this will come true).
Commented on 2009-06-13 21:13:18
I thought the actual gameplay of AC was fantastic, that was never my issue with that game personally. The parkour chases were nuttily great, but the game never provided you with reasons to actually use those maneuvers. For me, all AC needs is to push me to really use the unique things I have at my disposal instead of setting up guards like bowling pins for me to knock down one by one or.. turn a corner on and leave absolutely dumbstruck.

If only the first game actually had the two hit kills that were promised at E3, and guards that actually relentlessly chased you down after you killed someone, it would've been a superb game despite its weak sub-objectives in the missions.
Commented on 2009-06-13 21:18:49
What AC1 needed was more structure. Like say you were to assassinate some guy, set him in a freaking palace, place guards and prtesto: you ahve a mission for Altaïr. Unfortunately that wasn't the case, and the dreary save-random-girl-at-street-corner type repetitions totally killed what was left. The game solely survived on the great exploration. Just running and climbing around was genuinely FUN in the game...too bad the rest sucked.
Commented on 2009-06-13 21:43:06 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
For me, all AC needs is to push me to really use the unique things I have at my disposal instead of setting up guards like bowling pins for me to knock down one by one or.. turn a corner on and leave absolutely dumbstruck.
Seriously... what does the E3 presentation (the moment Enzio fights those guards with halberds in the courtyard) say to you about that wish?
Even the devs say they've not re-done the fighting, because they believe "it worked". That's what I call self denial.
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