This collection is mostly referred to the ones that haven't tried the games upon their initial release and for them is a great way to discover an era when the Assassin's Creed franchise was revolutionary and its creators were full of inspiration and great ideas, creating a monumental trilogy.
It shows that none of the main Assassin's Creed games are going to age particularly well, but it also does a good job of highlighting - when freed of the expectations that come with being a blockbuster - that the real strengths of the series are far more subtle than the graphics or size of the cities that it renders.
Assassin's Creed II: 10/10
This is the best Assassins Creed I have ever played. The story, the characters, the setting and the gameplay are amazing. This game has everything you could want in an Assassins Creed and for me the best game of 2009 and the best Assassins Creed. If you are a fan of the Assassins Creed saga you will love this game.
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: 9/10
Sensational... Brotherhood manages to extend the legacy of the franchise and innovate with details that make the game more "tasty" to play. Ezio evolves as a character, and the events of the previous game continue to influence his personality, along with the storm he has to go through in this game, making him a more experienced assassin.
Assassin's Creed Revelations: 10/10
Ezio and Altair, the most famous assassins in videogames, end their mythical stories with Revelations, stories that are better than any videogame because they are realistic, possible and make us smile and shiver with joy while we play them. If there is one criticism of the title, it is that it HAS AN ENDING for such iconic and well-made characters.
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection is a remaster that wasn't treated with true care and attention. The games themselves are still great and this package should be recommended to fans who need to own all the boxes with AC logo, or to those few people who don't know this great story. The graphics are nicer but there's no 60 fps, old technical issues are still present and there is almost no additional content.
It’s a product that just makes me tired. Tired of seeing the games from three years ago on store shelves as if they’re new things. Tired of the amount of effort being pulled from making new games and being poured into re-releasing whatever beloved game publishers think they can squeeze a few more dollars out of. Tired, most of all, that it doesn’t seem like this trend is ending or even slowing down.
Good collection just feels outdated with todays modern gaming. The climbing mechanics is what really bother me most of the time and the combat (especially with Brotherhood) felt so off. Graphics wise it’s good for a remaster and of course the voice acting story telling are top notch. Great collection to revisit the glory days of Ubisoft and assassins creed.
The first Assassin's Creed (AC) game I played was the AC IV Black Flag, on PS3. Of course I knew the franchise before that but it had never appealed to me. Black Flag had something different that caught my attention and made me want to play. And I really liked it.
Many years later, I became a fan of the whole franchise. I've played all titles since then and I just didn't like AC Odyssey, for several reasons. However, there were still games to play released before the Black Flag. And that's what I tried to do last year.
I took AC III (PS4) to play in 2019. Although I liked the place and the age where it takes place (American Independence), the game has an unbelievable number of fails. The game that I had the most problems playing in my entire life so far had been The Witcher 3. The amount of bugs made me miss some missions (I have a video showing a side quest that I couldn't complete due to a bug). But The Witcher is excellent, even with the problems. I could not speak the same for AC III. It overcame The Witcher 3 in bugs by far. But a lot them, really!
And why am I quoting AC III or The Witcher 3, games that I had problems with bugs, in an analysis of AC II? Well, it's because I can't play AC II due to the massive amount of problems. I bought the Ezio Collection (PS4) two months ago in a great PSN's Flash Sale. And yesterday, I tried to start AC II. I'm giving up now that I'm writing this review.
For many years, I have heard many fans of the series saying that this is the best game in the series. I always thought it was an overrated opinion and today, I have no doubt that they say that because of nostalgia. The game is worst by far from Black Flag, Rogue, Unity, Syndicate or the great Origins. It's very weak, really bad. The plot is interesting but its mechanics are so fail, but so fail that it becomes unplayable many times.
Gameplay like fighting, climbing or jumping are completely randomickly. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. And for no apparent reason not to work. NPCs appear out of nowhere, much worse than I faced in Unity. Enemies appear and disappear from the minimap and in front of you during the game. More than once, I failed the mission "Judge, Jury, Executioner" simply because enemies appeared and disappeared from the minimap and even in front of me, in a mission that you cannot be identified, you have to play in stealth mode.
My last straw to quit the game came on the "Arrivederci" mission, in which I was supposed to escort Ezio's mother and brother. At the end of the mission, I must protect them from attack by enemies. The gameplay just didn't work. The mission failed several times because my character commands didn't work and the worse thing, the few times they "worked", it still hit Ezio's sister whom I was supposed to protect.
Anyway, the frightening amount of bugs made AC II the game with the most bugs I have ever played in my whole life (surpassing AC III and The Witcher 3), without even being close to the quality of The Witcher or even the possibility of overcoming the bugs like in AC III. A horrible experience that just didn't make me ask for the money back because PSN doesn't accept it after winning the first trophy.
- Неудобное управление в совокупности с небольшим инпутлагом.
- Своевольный персонаж, который прыгает куда угодно кроме указаной стороны. Вечно липнет к чему не надо и ни в какую не трогает, что надо. Постоянный лок камеры в неудобных положениях.
- Надеюсь, что вышеперечиленное хоть немного дает понять насколько тут ущербный паркур. Так вот эти е**клаки додумались напихать в эти уловия кучу миссий на время (явно с таймером или с из**ами в виде "а догони-ка вон того" - не меняет сути).
- В итоге это игра не про скрытного убийцу, а про борьбу с управлением.
- Миссии на время.
- Миссии на время.
- Умопомрачительные загадки Объекта 16 (тупо угадайка в некоторых местах, ибо логику разработчиков под силу понять только им - я несколько часов читал форумы и никто ни разу за 10+ лет не написал по какой логике они решали) с крайне информативными подсказками "это шифр, к нему нужен ключ" на экране, где у меня уже есть этот ключ.
- Во всем этом великолепии кат-сцены с восхвалением главного героя выглядят ну просто издевательски, ведь я-то видел, что половину времени он перемещается как калека, а вторую как умственно неполноценный. Я первый раз испытал лудонарративный диссонанс, спасибо.
- Миссии на время.
Довольно о минусах, можно и о плюсах:
+ Отменный сюжет с кинематографичными кат-сценами.
+ Прекрасные виды.
- Миссии на время.
UPD: писал это до прохождения Откровений, но и про них есть что добавить
- Цыгане, которым невозможно не помогать, к сожалению
- Игра часто игнорирует нажатие кнопок
- Постоянно исчезают парашюты и приходится снова покупать
- Постоянно убирает из рук экипировку, приходится снова выбирать в селекторе и доставать (в миссии, где нельзя получать урон в центре толпы врагов - крайне критическая проблема)
- Периодически гг ни в какую не хочет драться
- Сложность некоторых миссий резко выше обычной казуальной
+ Минимум миссий на время
Итог: второй аддон тем самым снижает оценку с единицы и возводит юбисофт в ранг конченых ублюдков, так как за эту кривую поделку денег просят
SummaryMake history as the legendary Master Assassin, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, in Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection, which includes the acclaimed single-player campaigns and single-player add-on content from Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed: Revelations with enhanced graphics for Xbox One and PlaySta...