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C+P Review: Assasins Creed 2; Assassini e Puttane! December 10, 2009

Posted by Santiago Azpurua-Borras in Copy+Paste Review.
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Ubisofts’ Assassins Creed plunged players in the role of Altair, an angsty Middle Easterner who’s just trying to get by. Paying the insurance on his horse, constantly buying those pesky throwing knives (seriously, I went through those things like candy) and of course trying to thwart a pseudo-religious conspiracy in which the Knight Templars are trying to take over the world. Or something.

But as it turns down, in the worst kept plot twist in any video game ever, you are not actually Altair! The player is one Desmond Miles, a confused young man looking for love in all the wrong places and playing way too many virtual reality games.

He straps himself to the Animus for the second time, this time, going to Italy during the Renaissance.

Does the sequel deliver? Or does it fall on its face like a poorly planned leap of faith?

Hit the jump to find out.



Assassin’s Creed Lineage – Part 1 October 27, 2009

Posted by Chris McKenna in Action, Ubisoft.
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Yesterday, Ubisoft, along with their subsidiary Hybride Technologies, released the first in what will be a three part live-action video series set in the world of Assassin’s Creed II.

Dubbed Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, the short films will focus on Giovanni Auditore — an assassin, and the father of the main character of Assassin’s Creed II — and his quest to uncover the secrets behind the murder of the Duke of Milan.

Along the way, there will apparently be a lot of close-up shots of people strapping on various leather accouterments and slow-motion blood splatter, a la 300, another of Hybride’s projects.

It also looks pretty good. So you should watch it, if you’ve got 15 minutes to spare. (And we all know you do.)

E3 2009: Ubisoft Conference Follow-Up June 1, 2009

Posted by Christian Gillespie in Action, E3 2009, Games, News, Ubisoft, Wii, Xbox 360.
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Aside from conference host Jole McHale’s awful jokes, the Ubisoft conference went well, with the studio showing some exciting titles.

Hit the jump for a detailed recap of the conference