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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Assassin's Creed II Weekend

This past weekend was a bit of an overdose on Assassin's Creed II - even though I did not spend the whole weekend playing it!  The game just sucked me in! I have to say that it is definitely an improvement over the first Assassin's Creed - which I loved - and I just realized that even though I've put in 20 hours playing this game (over the past couple of weeks), I still have a long way to go! - probably because I am indulging in completing a lot of the side missions.

 In any case, what I like about this game (and what I find frustrating at times) is the puzzle aspects of the game - the find-the-glyph-and-solve-the-puzzle, the price of persia-esque environment puzzles, and the new weaponry - not to mention the fact that I can upgrade weapons, armor and clothing!  There is also a sim-city aspect to the game where you are supposed to go back to the Villa every now-and-again (usually every 1.5-2 hours of game play) to collect money and upgrade the small ancestral city's infrastructure.

It's a great game, the only critique that I have is that the AI of the enemies is a little weak at times. I did a mission to assassinate some monk that went over to the dark side (the templar side), and after I took out all the guards in the monastery and stood in front of the abbey doors so he could not escape, he just stood there! I walked up and staked him! He didn't even grovel or run away! Now when the guards were alive, he ran like crazy (it seemed) and made it to the abbey a few times, but take out the guards and he is helpless. Seems to me like he could have been a little more in fear for his life.

Oh well, nice game!  Still have only scratched the surface!
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