Assassin's Creed II Changes

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II is shaping up to be an incredible experience. The developers are seeking to correct all of it's past problems that it's had with the original Assassin's Creed, and make the upcoming, Fall release, Assassin's Creed II a varied and exciting experience by adding many new features and increasing the difficulty a bit. I wonder why they didn't add any DLC though. You should get your Free Xbox Live as shown in my first post, just in case they do decide to release DLC for this sequel. Kotaku has a post on how the new Assassin's Creed will be better in just about every way.

One feature I liked about this game is how it made use of some of Leonardo da Vinci's techology, such as his flying machine. It's a very realistic addition, since it pertains to the timeline, yet it adds for a more enjoyable experience. They're going more in depth with this sequel, giving you the ability to do more. One thing that angered many fans is how Altair couldn't swim, a trained assassin not being able to swim was a ridiculous concept. So Ubisoft correcting that, the new assassin Ezio will be able to swim in this more open world.

One thing emphasized was the new ways on how you can kill your enemies in Assassin's Creed II. In the original, you had a limited strategy and limited ways of killing your enemy. Basically every assassination was the same as before, and it bored a lot of people. When people spoke of the game, they suggested it as a rental for it's story, but the gameplay would get boring quick. To fix this, Assassin's Creed II will offer new ways to stash your enemies body, new ways for escaping your enemy, and forcing you to use new tactics when it comes to dispatching your enemies.

The demo that was played by Kotaku showed how you can stash your enemies body in new ways to prevent being spotted. Shown by how Ezio was sitting on a bench, an enemy walked by, he killed the enemy and placed him on the bench. An easy way of making sure you stay out of the spotlight while getting the job done. This shows how the hiding spots for the original can become places to easily place your corpses. Another example is by how Ezio hopped into a batch of hay in an attempt to escape, the enemy is smarter, however, so they searched the hay and found him. So Ezio killed him, and placed him in the hay to hide his body.

There are more assassination's in this game than in the original as well. There will be two types of guards now, bigger guards and smaller guards. Bigger Guards are harder to fight while being slower and easier to escape. The smaller guards are swifter but a bit harder to escape on foot. Which brings up the next feature they brought into the game, area's of alarm. Like GTA4, there is an area marked on the map when you're spotted. This is an unsafe zone, and to escape, you need to exit that unsafe zone. A pretty nifty feature, and Ubisoft promises that there will be no endless chases. Though that may be fun for some of us. Though there are more ways to kill your enemies, you still can not perform underwater or in-water assassinations.

This game will feature night and day cycles, better assassination's, and all of the features wanted from the original that weren't there. This game will be a must buy, to say the least. If you liked the original Assassin's Creed, or even liked it a little, you should really buy this one. It was improved upon in basically every way. I suggest you get Free Xbox Live like I show you in my first post, just to prepare for the coming of Assassin's Creed II.