I’ve become quite attached to Ezio Auditore and the renaissance period that he inhabits. So much in fact, that I snapped up the DLC without even reading the number of Microsoft Points that it would cost me. I’ve mentioned my review of Assassin’s Creed 2 earlier in my blog, but below is a quick update on the new additional content. For the full written article, just click on the ‘more’ button.
There was an entire chapter missing from Assassin’s Creed II that I never noticed or cared to enquire about. Sequence 12 is known as the Battle of Forli and was originally scrapped by Ubisoft due to time constraints. It’s now been brought back as DLC, but adds very little to the overarching experience or grandeur of Ezio’s quest.
You may have noticed that in the retail version, not a lot really happens in Forli. It features only as a small sightseeing tour, with our resident assassin learning the very mundane technique of operating a gondola. The brief meeting with the leader of Forli, Caterina Sforza, suggests a possible love interest and a grander role later in the game – but this amounts to nothing. (More)
The second installment of DLC known as “Bonfire of the Vanities” will be released later in February. It’ll cost about 520 Microsoft Points and include three additional Templar hideouts (one of which, the Arsenal Shipyard, was released with the UK limited edition version). As usual, I’ll have my opinions on it written as soon as i’ve played it. Until then!