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Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 15:58
by The_Preacher
Hey folks;

Just wondering if my fellow Herbert/SciFi lovers play video games as well. I'm just starting to get into Assassin's Creed 2 and was looking for any tips and/or information and/or sites (apart from the IGN's etc.) anyone may care to offer.

Thanks, Preach

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 16:12
by inhuien
I like a bash on a vidgame but I've not played AC2.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 18:23
by Ampoliros
working my way through Modern Warfare 2 and Metroid Trilogy right now. I played a bit of the first assassin's creed. Felt basically like a cross between Thief and GTA.

Modern Warfare 2 is the Avatar of video games. It looks awesome and delivers a unforgettable experience but they cut out all the best parts to make more money.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 18:47
by DuneFishUK
I'm been abusing MW2 online atm - which is an excellent time sponge. :violence-rambo:

Is AC2 any good? From what I've heard I think I'll give the first one a miss, but I think 2 is getting some decent reviews.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 19:52
by Omphalos
Still playing Civ IV. I'm a fuddy-duddy.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 08:51
by Seraphan
I've been playing the Stainless Steel mod for Medieval II: Total War on the pc and Uncharted 2 on the ps3.
The ones i'm really waiting for are Bioshock 2 and Gran Turismo 5.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 09:48
by The_Preacher
We have MW2 but it's more for my first born as I don't have a lot of time to devote to vidz. Which is why I'm getting right into AC2 because you just pick up where you left off and the storyline is cool plus you can pop into the open world a la GTA. I love that there's an overarching modern conspiracy storyline which drives the back in time gameplay. The possibilities are endless as they have all of history to choose from.

Highly recommended.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 11:43
by Mandy
I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins almost nonstop since I got it a few weeks ago. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a game so much.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 11:54
by Freakzilla
I'm still stuck on Sid Meier's Antietam!

I had a lot of fun bowling on the Wii over the holiday, though.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 12:39
by TheDukester
Mandy wrote:I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins almost nonstop since I got it a few weeks ago. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a game so much.

100-percent agreement. I finished it (no spoilers, I promise!) at 92 hours, and I'm doing it again with a different character. I've never played a better video game or gotten better value for my money.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 14:27
by Mandy
I love the game so much I already read the spoilers :)

I've haven't had time to play the last couple days, but I find myself thinking about the game more than is probably healthy, lol. I've never played a game that had real relationships in them that could effect the actual game.

My one criticism of the game is that the dungeons all feel kind of the same. I'm slogging through the Deep Roads right now, and they're almost identical to the caverns under the ruined temple, just with different monsters.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 01:26
by Harq al Ada
The_Preacher wrote:Hey folks;

Just wondering if my fellow Herbert/SciFi lovers play video games as well. I'm just starting to get into Assassin's Creed 2 and was looking for any tips and/or information and/or sites (apart from the IGN's etc.) anyone may care to offer.

Thanks, Preach


I've been playing it a bit for week or so. I've found all the tombs and am working on the glyphs.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 11:24
by Tleszer
Haven't played it yet though it's on my list. Busy playing Dragon Age like Mandy and Dukester.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 12:25
by The_Preacher
So... further to my original post, any tips, suggestions, etc. on AC2 spcifically?

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 12:29
by inhuien
Nope. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 14:54
by Harq al Ada
The_Preacher wrote:So... further to my original post, any tips, suggestions, etc. on AC2 spcifically?


trust no one!

like what? it's a big game. as soon as you pass come to a location that prompts you and it has a glyph indicator; stop and look for it right away. I'm trying to go back and find those glyph areas and it's a pain in the arse.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010 12:14
by M.A.L
To help find what the buildings with the glyphs look like go into locations and there will be a red circle in the left hand corner that marks that building as one with a glyph. Then all you have to do is find that building. It's a little difficult in Venice and Florence. Hope that helps.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010 12:36
by Harq al Ada
those 2 are the biggest pain for me even with those pictures of the locations.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010 17:08
by M.A.L
Yea, it took me a little while to find the buildings that matched the pictures.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010 19:40
by smugetsu
The glyphs are really the only challenging part of the game...that and the feathers, if you want that platinum trophy.

This website is pretty good for various questions and whatnot, but try to stay clear of the boards if you can- they seem populated by nothing by angry twelve-year-olds with nothing better to do than insult each other.

http://www.gamefaqs.com

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2010 14:55
by Harq al Ada
I've been trying to stay away from walk-throughs until I almost feel like I want to shove the ps3 up the developers' collective asshole.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 10 Jan 2010 16:21
by smugetsu
As games go, AC2 is pretty straightforward and easy to play. I failed a couple of the timed missions a few times, but never really got frustrated. I wouldn't think an experienced gamer would need a walkthrough! Gamefaqs is good for tricky glyph locations and I believe they have maps of the feather locations (I'd check but I'm at work and it is, unfortunately, blocked).

If you get stuck with glyphs, you can do what I did- just google the name of the location + assassin's creed 2 + glyph. It should pull up a few pages that are designed only to assist with glyphs, and should be spoiler-free.

Re: Any Gamers In Here? Assassin's Creed 2

PostPosted: 11 Jan 2010 02:33
by Harq al Ada
I would only need the walk-throughs (maybe walk-through is the wrong term to use) for the glyphs, like you said everything else is pretty straight forward. but I want try me darnedest to find them on my own first with out any assistance.

I do appreciate the help though.