Let me start with some back story, (and no stops) I thought the first Assassin’s Creed was horrible, horrible. I got through most of the game until I just got angry at the game and stopped, so I gave the game a fair shake.
Now that we are done with that, I knew, just like everyone else knew, that there was going to be a sequel to this game. The game sold a boatload of copies and it would be stupid not to make another game, so I became optimistic because there were some reviewers out there in the world who shared my thoughts (Destructoid and the late EGM).
So my copy of Gameinformer arrived in the mail today and I will say the setting and the look of the game got me excited but that is what I thought of the last game and it was horrible, but I started to read. There is one thing that the first Assassin’s Creed should have had, the stupid structure of go to bureau crap is now gone and everything else stinks of the same thing wrong with the last game.
The magazine says that there are 16 unique mission types, I will believe them on that there are 16 types of missions but not all of them will probably be unique. In the magazine (this could be a problem with Gameinformer’s lack of writing skills but this is a reactionary post to the magazine article, I will still buy this game) they explain some of the missions that they saw. I won’t quote in fear of something happening but after they say there are 16 unique missions they explain two missions which come down to following people in a crowd. The only difference is that one is a male running and the other is a female walking.
The game looks effing amazing, there are side by side photos in the magazine of real and game and only one of the photos looks gamey. Speaking of gamey, the thing I hope for when Assassin’s Creed 2 comes out is that it is not as gamey as the original. But this article is not filling me with hope, which is never a good thing.