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  • Summary: Assassin's Creed II: Discovery takes players through an untold chapter from the Assassin's Creed II console storyline utilizing the unique strengths of the Nintendo DS platform. In this new adventure, Ezio travels to Spain to rescue fellow assassins being held under the guise of the Inquisition, only to uncover a Templar plot to sail west and discover the New World. The game takes platforming into the next generation with an emphasis on exhilarating speed and breathtaking acrobatics. The in-game animations provide players with a true visceral experience and the intuitive controls enable players to easily execute assassinations and nimbly navigate obstacles reaching daredevil speeds. Nintendo DSi owners will be able to take pictures of themselves and put them directly into the game as "WANTED!" posters. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Assasin's Creed 2: Discovery is an excellent action and platforming game which offers more than ten hours of adventure through the charming Ezio.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Assassin's Creed II: Discovery does an admirable job of tying together platforming, combat, and stealth without having any of those game styles feel like a particular weakness. [Jan 2010, p.89]
  5. Grinds to a standstill. [Feb 2010, p.73]
  6. It's a good game, with great visuals, gameplay and interesting features. But, unfortunately, it's extremely short and some mechanics just don't work. It's a shame, seeing all its potential, that the game ends up being just an interesting entry in the series.
  7. As it stands, Griptonite offer fun, but disposable thrills which amount to a title tough to recommend outside of series completists. On the other hand, if Ezio the Hedgehog speed-running and stealth are what you need, this might yet become a worthwhile discovery.

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  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 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. Expand
  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 few more characters to submit this, so. ................................. Collapse