Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Happiness is a Successful Assassination
The same historical value applies to the characters of this franchise. The fictional characters in these games are intertwined with real historical figures such as the Borgias and Da Vinci to name only a few. Ezio Auditore and his family are constructed in such a way as to blend in seamlessly with their real historical counterparts. There was extensive research done by the script writer, Corey May, with the assistance of a Renaissance scholar and author to make sure that historical accuracy was maintained as well as possible. Historical events ,such as the Pazzi Conspiracy depicted in the second game, are a standard of excellence by which the third game is already meeting. Even the historical quality of the language spoken in the game was addressed by creators. All this attention to detail has presented a beautiful and compelling game.
After the recent disappointment in Force Unleashed 2, it is a relief to be playing a sequel that holds up to the game play of its predecessors. While the game still has the collection missions, the addition of the "animus virtual training" modules adds much to value of purchasing the game. These modules allow the player to practice combat for in game use AND achieve ranks and earn uPlay points. That being said, renting this game for a week is fun, but buying it will allow you to complete all the little things AND you will still have the challenge of bettering your own scores in the "animus virtual training".
Since we have only been playing for about 8 hours total, this is only our initial assessment of the game. However, so far this new installment has done nothing but impress with its continuity, quality, and extensiveness. I will be sure to post an addendum once we have actually finished the game.