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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) Bonfire of the Vanities continues to expand the award-winning AC2 universe. Work with Machiavelli to free the city of Florence from the grip of the mad monk Savonarola by targeting influential citizens under his control. Battle, sneak and freerun your way through twelve challenging new memories. Discover a new district of Florence, and utilize Ezio’s new move, the sprint jump. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Bonfire of the Vanities completes Ezio’s memories and is, at least for now, the last DLC pack for Assassin’s Creed II. This time around Ezio is tasked with the assassination (surprise, surprise) of Girolamo Savonarola and his men. Removing Savonarola’s underlings is quite rewarding after Forli’s Cakewalk, and you get to admire the full extent of Florence, yet Bonfire of the Vanities offers nothing new. The adventure is worth its price tag, particularly if you buy the Secret Locations along with it, but nothing to exult about. [Apr 2010]
  2. Bonfire of the Vanities is overall a much better experience than the Battle of Forlì, however is not an essential purchase and misses the level of polish and quality of the main quest.
  3. Bonfire of the Vanities is far better than the first Assassin’s Creed II add-on, and it´s also a better gameplay experience because of its variety and fascinating historical context.
  4. This add-on is a flawed but refreshing way to revisit Renaissance Italy.
  5. This DLC is really good, and offers a few hours of great gameplay. Every single mission is studied to give the player the chance to consider how to play. With this DLC, players gain the possibility of exploring a brand new zone of Florence. Some audio issues ruin the experience, at least in the Italian version, but it's just a minor problem.
  6. The second expansion to Assassin's Creed II is better and longer than the first, but there's still a sense of a rip-off when these levels weren't included in the original game.
  7. The Bonfire of the Vanities drives us back to the madness of the religious censorship. Our hero Ezio Auditore will face Girolamo Savonarola, the monk who has stolen the Fruit of Eden. Again a new chapter that has been taken from the original game. Although it would be interesting to play The Bonfire of the Vanities and Battle of Forli along with the rest of the game, we find no reason to buy it as a stand alone addition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jan 16, 2013
    The most challenging Assassination missions in the game are in this add-on. The new maneuver is pointless, but the story and actually difficult missions are worth the price. Expand
  2. May 9, 2011
    Quite interesting DLC: long, with nine kills that can be completed in various ways, just as the original AC. I really enjoy it. However, it has no achievements Expand