Sunday, March 18, 2012

Assassin's Creed II

With the release of Assassin's Creed III in the Fall of 2012, Gerred and I finally got around to beating Assassin's Creed II. And Can I just say I love Assassin's Creed? Because I do, it's got a captivating storyline that blends great action with an interesting perspective on historical events.

You play as Desmond, from the first Assassin's Creed, as he heads into the memory of his ancestor, Ezio Auditore, a young Assassin set on maintaining order between the Knight's Templar and the Assassins during the Italian Renaissance.

Since the game is set during the Italian Renaissance, there are several characters, locations, and events that mirror the time. Such as, Leonardo DaVinci, Ezio's go to guy for decoding Codex Pages and creating inventions as well as other key figures like the Medicis, Machiavelli, and Pope Alexander VI. 

The game architects stayed true to how the buildings looked during the Renaissance. For instance, St. Peter's Basilica seen in the game was a reconstruction of how the Old St. Peters Basilica constucted in 333 A.D. looked. Also, whenever Ezio climbed to the top of viewpoints and overlooked cities like Tuscany, Venice, or Florence a remarkable panorama appeared depicting, villas, churches, vineyards, and the sea.

The reason it took the two of us a long time to play the game is due to all the features the game has to offer. Aside from the main plot of discovering pieces of Ezio's memory, Ezio also completes his own assassination contracts, renovates his town of Monteriggioni, discovers codex pages, feathers, and glyphs that all circle around the main conspiracy of the Assassins and Templar.

Playing the magnifico game of Assassin's creed has definitely hyped me up for the next installment of Assassin's Creed III which takes place during the American Revolution.


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