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There’s a new Facebook game based on the Assassin’s Creed games from Ubisoft. If you click on the link above, it will bring you to the game and give you a unique item to use in the facebook game. Let us know what you think.
If you’ve played Assassin’s Creed II then you may have noticed the option to connect to something called Uplay if you press Triangle at the main menu. If you’ve never heard of it before watch the video below to find out more:
I recently finished Assassin’s Creed II, so I was able to have a little play around with Uplay and my first impressions of it are pretty good. As stated in the video, you earn points by completing in-game tasks/missions. The points you earn differ depending on what you have done. For completing one of the last story missions in the game, ‘Escape The Hideout’, you can earn 40 points for example.
After you’ve earned your points in Assassin’s Creed II, you can choose to redeem them on bonus items for the game or keep them for any future Ubisoft game that supports Uplay. I had 100 points so decided to use 10 points/credits on a PS3 ‘Premium’ Assassin’s Creed II theme for my PS3. I could’ve used the points and got a map that allows you to gain access to the Auditore Family Crypt for 40 points or an Altair costume that would’ve cost 30, amongst other things.
Assassin’s Creed 2 DLC: Bonfire of the Vanities, will be available today, Feb. 18, 2010 on the PSN.
This Thursday you can extend your ACII play time by taking part in The Battle of Forli, only $3.99 (£3.19 – confirmed price).
The History lesson;
The battle of Forli is an actual battle where the Orsi brothers attacked the city of Forli which was ruled at the time by Caterina Sforza. Ezio and Machiavelli – leader of the Florence mercenaries – make their way to the citadel of Forli with the apple of Eden to request protection from Caterina Sforza. As they approach, something goes wrong: Forli is under attack! Borgia guards are laying siege to the city. The attack seems to be lead by the two dreaded Orsi brothers. Players will have to protect the city alongside Sforza and the great Machiavelli who they have met towards the end of sequence 11. The flying machine will also be accessible in the city/region of Forli to players.
The flying machine makes a welcome return, with only a single appearance in ACII it was criminally under used, so I look forward to taking to the skies again. I hope the DLC is more than just one mission but its nice to see that it’s coming and is priced well. Bonfire of the Vanities, the second piece of ACII DLC is scheduled for late February, priced $4.99 (£4.19 – unconfirmed price).
Assassin’s Creed was not well received when released back in november 2007, gamers complained about the Sci-Fi plot, repetitive gameplay and clunky controls among other things. That’s not to say the first AC was a bad game, it just wasn’t a classic. So 2 years later on, can Ubisoft correct their errors and deliver a true classic?
The start of AC II is confusing at best, having not played the first title myself you are not offered any backstory to help you understand what will follow. I was completely lost when I found myself breaking out of the Abstergo facility because I was being used for my memories to only be strapped into another similar machine by another set of people. Either way the basic plot is you are
Nathan Drake Desmond Miles who is caught in an ongoing struggle between the Templar Knights and the Assassins. They are fighting for powerful objects from the past called the Pieces of Eden. My main gripes with the story is that it is overly complicated (definitely not helped by the ending) and the main character is voiced by Nolan North in exactly the same way as Nathan drake. fortunately you don’t spend much time in the present day (well 2012) and most of the game is spent in 15th century Italy as Ezio Auditore. This is a fantastic setting for a game, one that I have not visited before and enjoyed observing the Rialto Bridge still only made of wood, the Towers of Tuscany and operating Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions.