Although it had its shortcomings ( putty that was called pompous “Director's Cut Edition “ ), the PC version of Assassin's Creed was one of the good titles launched in 2008 and the sales were excellent for the game. The response of the community as well as the ” critics ” were enough to reassure the guys at Ubisoft which might have thought is a mistake to finance blindly a trilogy. Since then almost 4 years have passed and now Assassin's Creed 2 again invites us to enter the ranks of those who believe that ” Nothing is true. Everything is permitted “.
If you wandered the Holy Land in Assassin's Creed all day long and all land wide, this time you’ll do a jump in time, about 300 years, landing in Italy during Renaissance in the XV century. City – states comprising Italy, where banks had a powerful word to say, art and culture were already in bloom, strong families fought among themselves with the help of mercenaries and conspiracies and crimes for usurpation of power were on the daily agenda. What is much more important is that the events of Assassin's Creed 2 are spread over 23 years, so you will not take action in full from the beginning, but you will gradually turn you into a master assassin together with the protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze. Unlike Altair Ibn – La' Ahad, Ezio is a young nobleman who leads a carefree life with his family in the early story, being concerned mainly with the ” maintenance ” of young ladies of Florence, having no idea about the nocturnal activities of the father, Giovanni ( whose life you can watch in the short film Assassin's Creed 2: Lineage ).
But this existence is brutally destroyed when Auditore family is betrayed, and Giovanni is executed together with the two brothers of Ezio, the latter swearing to take revenge. But wanting the death of someone is not sufficient to achieve this, especially when you are dealing with members of the Templar Knights, so Ezio will need the help of anyone willing to offer it, whether it's his uncle Mario or a young artist and inventor called Leonardo da Vinci. Here we are dealing with one of the main strengths of the game – how historical figures and events are integrated into the story making the game quite agreeable and playable. I will try to create a comprehensive image of the game in the following parts of the review.
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