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    asanori's Assassin's Creed II (360)

    [December 13, 2012 06:52:43 PM]
    This game is amazing. The level of detail that is put into the game environment is very stunning; this game has a gorgeous aesthetic that plays right into the story. All movement and story progress is navigated through crowded streets in Renaissance Italy, and the buildings have scaffolding and windows and other details that the player has to use to climb up and down buildings and towers. The story progresses through cut scenes that the player accesses when s/he arrives at the map point in which the scene starts. There is always something to do in the game; hundreds of hours can be derived from not only the main storyline, but side missions, lesser tasks, collecting items, or just annoying the AI populace of various cities.
    The story-within-a-story narrative is very intriguing, and it’s the primary motivation to accomplish missions. The overarching story about Desmond is interwoven with the main story about Ezio, and the game does a marvelous job of revealing info in small bites and leaving constant cliffhangers. This keeps the player willing to move forward.
    This game offers a lot of freedom despite its firmly embedded narrative. Players can choose the order in which they accomplish tasks, or avoid them altogether and mess around in the environment for a while. Within missions and tasks, there is no “right” way to do anything. Puzzles about the climbing route or timing may have a best route, but other than that, missions can be accomplished in any way as long as it gets done. This is where the emergent narrative comes; a player can create his/her own experiences. My brother likes to harass the guards and civilians when he plays, whereas I prefer stealth and avoiding confrontation. This means that we have wildly varying ideas about what makes the game so much fun, and this is a great freedom to have in any game.
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    asanori's Assassin's Creed II (360)

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    GameLog started on: Thursday 13 December, 2012

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