Psymont 2.0 said:edit:: *24 hrs later* this game has the worst and most abrupt ending i have ever witnessed; reminiscent of old jackie chan movies... overall mood=sad
Uriel said:Jade Raymond has been the sole reason for peoples excitement on this game, let's be honest.
Uriel said:I was climbing hills, castles and temples in Shadow of the Colossus the other day... can't help but feel they aren't doing ground breaking stuff in terms of the ability to climb multiple places, but are definitely expanding on it. I admit I was excited when I first saw it, but after seeing a couple of demo play-throughs and hearing what genuine gamers are saying (don't take gaming website reviews all too seriously) I can say if I were to own a PS3 or 360 I'd rent this game and leave it at that.
Well done to all those who unnecessarily bought the ULTIMATE LIMITED COLLECTORS SPECIAL EDITION, though.
Uriel said:The fascination in her is, yes.
Uriel said:I'll avoid quoting the post directly above me -- that is something special between you and Aaz =)
Okin said:There's a big difference betweent the 360 and PS3 versions because of Blu-ray. The bigger disc allows far more people to be rendered at a time.
Well that is a strange and wrong conclusion. The amount of characters renderable depends on the hardware (especially the GPU). So it is not a matter of putting many characters on the disc but of how often the character-types can be displayed (in the end if you see 30 characters on the screen there are not 30 character models loaded, only lets say 6 different character models "coated" with 5 different textures). But interesting reasoning (bigger disc, more chars).Okin said:The bigger disc allows far more people to be rendered at a time.
I think arguing about the two versions would be a tedious task. I admit that you are right if one had the "luck" of having the PS3 updated with the latest firmware (2.0), as in this case AC is full of bugs.Aazealh said:The PS3 version is the inferior version. Sorry. :(
RealHarlekin said:I think arguing about the two versions would be a tedious task. I admit that you are right if one had the "luck" of having the PS3 updated with the latest firmware (2.0), as in this case AC is full of bugs.
As I said, no need to discuss this. All this comparison stuff hardly depends on the capturing and general equipment used, on the intentions you got and who pays most for your opinion (of course not all these factors apply to every comparison made, but no-one states which factors apply). Just search hard enough and you will get a comparison showing that the PS3 version looks better. In the end it doesn't matter anyways as most people will buy the version according to the console owned and not buy the console for the version best looking.Aazealh said:Well, I'll let that video I posted earlier speak for me anyway. =)
No, I was talking about the PS3's firmware. Owners without internet connection run their PS3 with the primal firmware resulting in AC running flawlessly. Those whose PS3 always is state-of-the-art (i.e. firmware V2.0) were suffering from the graphics problem (pre-patch). So now we are on PC level with videogames: receiving patches and suffering from incompatibilities between different SW in different versions (here: game and firmware). Where are the good ol' days?Aazealh said:And I think you mean those who haven't had the luck to get the patch, right? It's true it fixed some of the problems, albeit not all of them.
RealHarlekin said:Just search hard enough and you will get a comparison showing that the PS3 version looks better.
RealHarlekin said:No, I was talking about the PS3's firmware. [...] So now we are on PC level with videogames: receiving patches and suffering from incompatibilities between different SW in different versions (here: game and firmware). Where are the good ol' days?
So where is the game taking place?
The setting is one thing about Assassin’s Creed 2 that gamers are very curious about. Well we can tell you that the game takes place during the Italian Renaissance in cities like Sicily and Venice. You will play in the game as a player named “Ezio”, and other multiple characters. It is not confirmed whether you will play as these new characters only in the animus, or also in the real world.
Now some of the major new gameplay features…
Many complained about the first game being repetitive, and the team at Ubisoft hopes to change that with some new gameplay features. One of these new features will be the ability for players to swim. This could provide some new interesting levels and missions in cities like Venice. There is also the ability for the assassin to stab and attack enemies from the roof or while they are lying in the hay.
Another new feature will be that when gamers attend events such as “balls”, players will be able to wear masks to fit in amongst the crowd. The demo that our source played said that he was able to disguise as a dancer in the ball and very smoothly take out his enemy without anybody knowing it.
Not only this, but there will no longer be cinematics in the game. Instead they will be moving towards more quick-time event cut scenes in the game. This is to keep the gamer engaged in the crucial gameplay/story moments. This is a great step to keep the gameplay more engaging than it was in the past game.
This game is shaping up to be a highly anticipated 2009 title…
While the first game was fun and had some good ideas going for it, it was far from perfect. There were some repetitive moments, and lack of exciting gameplay features. Hopefully with an exciting setting, improved battle mechanics, the ability to swim, and improved stealth mechanics this game will live up to the hype gamers put on the first one.
Shows off the new central character of the sequel.
- You'll have a ton of new weapons to choose from including an axe, a hammer, a mace, a spear, 2 different sword types, a spear axe thing, and 2 smaller blades
- You CAN swim
- Da Vincis workshop is in the game
- Locations include Saint Marks Basilica, The Grand Canal, The Little Canal, and the Rialto bridge.
- The game opens in 1476, Altair is from 1191
- So you do indeed play as a new ancestor of Altair / Desmond
-You will see the countryside of Tuscany
- The "Auditore" family is mentioned
- The main characters name is Ezio Auditore de Firenze
- He is a nobleman of Florence
- Big characters are in the game including Machiavelli, Caterina Sofrza, and Lorenzo de Medici
- YOU DO INDEED FLY AND THERES A PICTURE OF IT.
and thats just what I got from the pictures. I'll let you know more details as I read more.
- Game will feature a new notoriety system that governs how enemy soldiers and people will treat you.
- You can disarm enemies and use their own weapons against them this time.
- each weapon has a special move.
- 16 unique mission types.
- No more ease dropping or pick pocketing missions.
- If you get beat up to much you will need to see a street side doctor to regain ful strength.
- Hidden objects (like flags in the first one) are there to uncover but this time if you track them down you will get in-game bonuses that make it worth your time.
- Items include, flags, statues, and gold coins and more that isnt mentioned.
- New enemy types with unique attitudes and weaknesses are present in the game. Archers are mentioned, as well as elite enemies, dagger wielders, "Brutish" armored troops with heavy armor and 2 handed swords and axes, and an intelligent halberd enemy will probe hiding places with their weapons if they think you're near by.
- While hiding in a hay bail you can assassinate people this time, but it may expose your position.
- You can still climb towers and ride horses
- The Lorendo de Medici assassination is in the game.
- There is now a night and day sequence in the game.
- 240 people are working on this title.