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Assassin's Creed II Discovery Review

By , on February 2, 2010


Assassin's Creed II Discovery
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 7 Jan, 2010
  • Size: 147.3 MB
  • Price: $5.99
Download on the AppStore
5 out of 5

PROS

  • Fluid, intuitive controls.
  • Stunning visuals.
  • Large variety of moves and actions.

CONS

  • Movement slider can be fiddly.
  • Large slowdowns on older-gen iPhones (pre 3GS).

VERDICT

Assassin's Creed II Discovery captures the flow and feel of the Assassin's Creed series and presents it in a beautiful fashion on the iPhone that both fans and non-fans alike, will love.


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Assassin's Creed II Discovery is the latest release in the renowned Assassin's Creed series from Ubisoft. The iPhone version is a sidescrolling platformer with a focus on speed, stealth, and action to entertain the player as they take on a series of missions following the story of beloved hero Ezio.

The game is controlled through a fairly intuitive slider bar which is used to move Ezio at different speeds while 3 context sensitive buttons provide options from standard fighting and jumping, to rolling, counters, throwing, hiding and more. Once you get used to the controls, the game starts to become fairly fluid and, most of the time, you'll end up performing the actions you intended.

Visually, the game is stunning with beautiful, detailed locations and very fluid movement. Fans of finishing moves will also be pleased with the varied assassinations Ezio can perform. The sound, music and voices complement the visuals well providing a full experience on the handheld device.

There are also some nifty additional features such as unlockable wallpapers, achievements, stats and hacks as well as the ability to use your own photo on wanted posters throughout the game.

Overall, Assassin's Creed II Discovery offers a very solid platformer with entertaining gameplay that fans of the series will love. The controls and visuals are the highlight, which most people will find either very intuitive once learnt, or quite frustrating if they can't get the hang of it.

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