Assassin's Creed 2 Talk

Joystiq confirms plans for an Assassin's Creed sequel, relating comments about the project during Ubisoft's first-half fiscal 2008-09 conference call. A sequel to the successful stealth/action game was probably a given, but the confirmation indicates they are shooting for a release during Ubisoft's fiscal 2010, which would make for a holiday 2009 release using those old-fashioned non-fiscal calendars the rest of us are saddled with. GiantBomb has their own light to shed on this news (thanks Destructoid), as during the taping of an episode of Gametrailers' Bonus Round they picked up word from tapped-in industry analyst Michael Pachter that the middle ages setting of the first Assassin's Creed will shift several hundred years forward into the 18th century, perhaps to be set during the French Revolution. This news of a time shift is not confirmed, and other details like target platforms are not available at this time.
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I agree with the both of you (Dades, Jerykk).
AssCreed was simpler, but this is because it was more refined. What I find is that Ubisoft ninjaneers their gameplay so it's deep but narrow, or broad but shallow.
In AssCreed's case, it was broad, but shallow. You could do lots, but there wasn't much necessary action to accomplish it.

Anyhow, Dade's right, all games have their own way of doing things and AssCreed didn't float your boat. It's still a brilliant platformer, one of the best in my mind, and my only complaint is that Flag Collection, Replay Value Does Not Make.
I'm sure I'm not alone in this.

If I were to see AssCreed v1.5, I would buy it if it featured RANDOM MISSIONS. Why not?
Altair, go kill him.
Altair, we need to know a secret. Go interrogate him.
Etc.

Edit: Aiming yourself while running full tilt proved to be a serious issue sometimes. Mind you, Mirror's Edge is a problem this way as well.

This comment was edited on Dec 4, 2008, 16:50.
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