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Today's game:

Assassins Creed 2

            Here's a game that's loved by all, Assassins Creed 2, the adventures of Ezio Auditore da Firenze form his teens, until he is well past the age of the typical video game protagonist. But that's okay because you get to run around on top of buildings and stab people. Yay.

            This game is fun to play period. I don't think there's anything quite as satisfying as jumping off of a building, on to a passing guard, and taking out his buddy, in the span of 5 seconds. This makes for a lot of fun situations of course. For a vast majority of the game when you are allowed to run around freely, it really makes up for the times when you can't and just feel like you're only doing this because someone else somewhere couldn't be bothered.

            Typically in and game, things stay pretty much the same throughout. You walk around, and you fight monsters at regular intervals and you eventually go into a dungeon that is (supposed to be) significantly harder than everything else; but the ideal dungeon is pretty much just a scaled up version of what you were doing already.

In this game however, there's really no perceptible difference in difficulty besides just upping the number of enemies in the room, which given your impressive arsenal you get by the end of the game, can still be dispatched in seconds. Once you get the hang of it, the platforming in the game all fells close to the same difficulty; 80% of my screw ups could be attributed to outside forces like my controller breaking down, or someone standing in front of the screen.

So, to summarize those last three paragraphs: I like Assassins Creed 2 whenever it isn't trying to force me into a narrow room with its own set of rules.


Assassins Creed feels like a franchise I could really get into. I'm a history buff, and I can honestly say that I read every single little factoid bubble; I also like the stealthy free-runny stabby bits of the game that put the franchise on the map; but not everything works out as well as it could/should.


            When you read all of this, you may get the impression that I didn't like Assassins Creed 2, but you're wrong. This is my top 10 list, and this is a game I played that I enjoyed quite a bit. I was just trying to get this out as quick as possible and these were the first thoughts of mine to come to this paper. I give it a 9 despite some of the negativity in here.