Assassin's Creed II: Discovery DS

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Assassin's Creed II: Discovery goes to Spain's fifteenth-century and tells us the precedent to the discovery of America, narrating us the events about Cristobal Colon and having on mind the Templar's presence around the queen Isabella of Spain. All in a well-doing and stable game for Nintendo DS.
  2. In many ways Assassin's Creed II: Discovery is big step up from its predecessor, and Griptonite's high energy, action-heavy approach is one that will sit well with many fans of the series. The downside is the overabundance of platforming stabby-stabbery tends to grow repetitive before long, and the trial-and-error nature of the level design is enough to make some players grow tired of the experience prematurely.
  3. In spite of some shortcomings such as the hectic camera, Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery is a good adaptation of some of Assassin’s Creed 2’s gameplay aspects. It is not a sandbox game, but it is still quite remarkable, especially graphics-wise.
  4. The game is far from perfect but it’s easy to look past the flaws when the game is too fun to even want to put down.
  5. If you're already a big fan of the whole Assassin's Creed lore, then I think Discovery is worth checking out just to fill in some gaps. As a stand-alone game it's fun to play, but the story stuff isn't explained that well for newcomers, and I think any impact you'd get out if it would be completely lost.
  6. 80
    A much more ambitious design but in a more restrictive 2D environment. The result is a much more fulfilling and fun DS experience that runs parallel to the far more elaborate console production, and while I had problems with the blind jumps and trial-and-error, mapless gameplay, I had a great time with Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery.
  7. 80
    There's no clunkiness like there was in Altair's Chronicles, only great 2-D platforming and a cool presentation. This is a pleasant Discovery indeed.
  8. Assasin's Creed 2: Discovery is an excellent action and platforming game which offers more than ten hours of adventure through the charming Ezio.

Awards & Rankings

#58 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#28 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Feb 22, 2013
    9
    I was a bit of a fan of the console versions of Assassin's Creed II, and when I saw this at the game store, I thought it would be a neatI was a bit of a fan of the console versions of Assassin's Creed II, and when I saw this at the game store, I thought it would be a neat sequel with some gimmicks. I underestimated this game: It has great voice acting (Escpecially for a DS game), ingenious combat, great platforming, and the entire game is rather long and has perfect pacing... Not to mention some of the best looking visuals I've seen on a DS. The only problem I can think of with this game is that the platforming sometimes seems repedetive, but for me that's easily overshadowed by the combat, which for me was the highlight of the game. It has a great stealth mechanic that plays like, if not better than, the console versions. It's probably the best a 2d stealth game gets. Full Review »
  2. Nov 28, 2010
    2
    Argh. Im so stupid for buying this. Ive loved all the other games, but this one sucks. there. dont buy, cos youl regret it. okay, i need a fewArgh. Im so stupid for buying this. Ive loved all the other games, but this one sucks. there. dont buy, cos youl regret it. okay, i need a few more characters to submit this, so. ................................. Full Review »