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Despite the original’s many flaws it sold an enormous amount of copies. Thankfully Ubisoft listened to the feedback between money baths and created a much better adventure. There’s still that annoying ‘future/time travelling’ fluff of a storyline, but hey. If you never finished the first one there are several deep wikis online to bring you up to speed/make you wish you hadn’t bothered.
Renaissance era Italy is your playground this time with players starring as Ezio in a story of corruption, murder, revenge and other cheery delights. The game actually starts with his birth, so be patient as it takes a while to get going.
Gameplay is where we’ve seen the biggest improvements, with a wider variety of missions on offer than the first game. The original handful of side-mission types has been expanded to a much more agreeable 16. Thankfully there’s less sitting around on benches and more stabby stabby fun-time.
Ezio has access to over 20 weapons, but why splash the cash on them when you can yank half of them from soldiers? Why would you want to though? Once you unlock your second wrist mounted blade you can take out two soldiers at once, right up the chin. The combat’s been improved and has more depth to it this time around although enemies are still quite polite by taking turns to try and run you through.
While James Bond has Q, Ezio has Leonardo da Vinci to test out his mad inventions. It’s a relatively reasonable explanation for letting Ezio fly around Venice with his paper and twigs strap-on wings. Most of your traveling though will be via the better-than-ever climbing and free-running sections which are noticeably less clunky than before.
Overall, a great sequel that more realises the ambition of the first title. Come on, £16.85! The summer draught of games is about to begin so it’s time to stock up on some cheap classics.
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