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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) Battle of Forli is the first expansion pack for Assassin's Creed II.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. The first of two scheduled DLC packs for Assassin's Creed II, we can't help but think the content within should have made an appearance on disk when the game was released.
  2. Although its low cost we miss more content in this first Assassin’s Creed II DLC. The Battle of Forli is an interesting add-on for the main game, but for future expansions we wish for something more.
  3. Expect about an hour of play, give or take. If you're desperate for more Assassin's, jump right in. Just be aware that you're only getting half the story.
  4. The Battle of Forlì is a disappointing DLC that is build on some of the weakest parts of the original game; not really an essential purchase then, even at the low price point.
  5. By any objective measurement, this a poor attempt at adding a new sequence to an excellent game which already boasted a generous amount of content. Had it added more explorational elements, or another secret location to discover, it would have been worth the effort - but to simply stitch together forgettable melee encounters and chases with new cut-scenes is some distance from being enough.
  6. For avid Assassin's Creed fans filling in the story gap might be worth the £3 asking price, otherwise Battle of Forli is an ungenerous and forgettable add-on.
  7. Ezio battles against the evil Orsi brothers, sent by Rodrigo Borgia to Forli to get the Piece of Eden. Although The Battle of Forli is a pretty short addition to Assassin's Creed II, it's an intensive chapter and introduces a great female character, Caterina Sforza. But despite its low price, the revelation it was meant to be originally a part of the original game and it was only set a part to be sold as DLC drives us to give it a thumbs down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Nov 1, 2010
    There is not much to say really about this downloadable addition to ACII, firstly i think you should buy it if you enjoyed the game itself, as it fills in missing parts from the campaign that completes the story. The reason i only gave it a eight is because i think this section should have just came with the game, as the price is quite high and this package lasts an hour, tops. The price does not reflect the package you're buying, otherwise, this is classic Assassin's Creed gaming and fully enjoyable. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2012
    Battle of Forli is the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed II, expected ever since the release of the game to reveal one of the game's missing memory sequences. Well, the wait was definitely not worth it, as Battle of Forli pretty much sucks. It adds no new elements to the game whatsoever; it is nothing more than a new story, told through six missions that are small variations of missions found in the main plot. The story makes little sense, and it fells stupid that Ezio would so foolishly leap into trouble after all he went through and everything he has achieved. Even worse, this DLC offers no closure. If you want to see the end of this confusing story you will have to buy the next DLC pack in order to reveal the final missing memory sequence. The only fun found in Battle of Forli is the possibility to use Da Vinci's flying machine whenever you want. Collapse
  3. Jan 16, 2013
    Not only is this DLC lacking in much content, it feels like a critical part of the story. This lame $4 add-on isn't even worth buying to get that missing achievement for flying into a guard. You're better off replaying the game. Expand