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Acorn Film's hateful AC2 video review

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Hello everyone... So recently I wanted to show a video "Don't know why" I'm just curious to know what everyone in the THB forums thinks of it.
I saw this vid on YouTube early this year in 2010....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL2vKI_YWpc

This review isn't that (to say positive) Puzzled (actually the opposite of positive)

I don't agree with Acorn fully 100%...although I understand not everyone likes the AC series.... sooo yeah.

However... It's odd to say... "I really like his "other reviews' acorn posted out... some are Hilarious and skeptical." So by all means I recommend to see his channel (even if he's hateful).

*His reviews inspired me to buy Demon's Souls (actually a really good PS3 game)*

I dont want to be a negative person (which im not) who posts negative vids about AC2... however I think negative vids can be discussed as much as the positive vids about AC2.

I really enjoy Assassin's Creed series because both the story and atmosphere of the two games is remarkable.... A series that I would remember as a *classic* during my early adulthood... gaming on consoles (which mine is PS3) Big smile

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Haha. That guy's pretty funny and he does have some extremely good points about ACII. The controls, while not as bad as he makes out IMO, do leave a lot to be desired and the whole automatic parkour thing does indeed mean you often end up where you don't want to be. He seems to put it down to the game 'guessing' where you want to go Tongue

I think most people appreciate AC because of the rich story, big, vibrant cities and unique gameplay and setting. This guy clearly doesn't.

While, admittedly, there are so many problems with ACII, as a whole game its pretty amazing. This reviewer has, quite rightly, analysed everything within the game, and seems to hate all of it but when you step back and just enjoy the game, the small problems and annoyances with controls, graphics and repetition, are hard to notice IMO.

Good video though so thanks. It's good to hear someone who HATES the game seeing as everyone here loves it Tongue

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He makes some excellent points, and many of the things that he hates about the game I also hate (I literally said THANK YOU out loud when he talked about the poor positioning of the Wanted posters), but he bitched too much about graphics. If you hate a game solely because it doesn't look perfect, you have a problem. And Assassin's Creed does a damn good job of looking good and making beautiful environments, in my opinion.

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In my opinion most of those points he pointed out are true, but i didnt feel that were that big of a deal to make it a horrible game. The pros of the game outweigh the cons by a mile ( or a ton... whatever) and if you actually take your time and just hold down R1, X and forward free running isnt so hard.

First he says all you gotta do is hold down those three buttons and its easy peasy, then he says its too frustrating because the game has to guess where you want to go when it looks like he doesnt even know where he wants to go. Also I dont think he realises there is a jump button, you can tap X while holding R1 whenever you want, although sometimes instead of doing a smooth jump forwards you will see in some of my failed stunt he just jumps to the edge of the roof...

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I watched it (and left a comment Innocent ) and just got so frustrated at his horrible gameplay. Did you see his fighting? He took every hit without blocking at all. His jumping was just plain sad.

Assassin's Creed is famous for its art direction, so why could he be whining about the graphics? They're not as realistic as AC1, but they're almost there. Also, I haven't had any issues with pop-ups like he said.

It's like he was bribed to make it look like the worst game in the world. Either that, or he based it off of his 99 year-old grandma playing it.

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JoeyFogey wrote:
I watched it (and left a comment Innocent ) and just got so frustrated at his horrible gameplay. Did you see his fighting? He took every hit without blocking at all. His jumping was just plain sad.

Assassin's Creed is famous for its art direction, so why could he be whining about the graphics? They're not as realistic as AC1, but they're almost there. Also, I haven't had any issues with pop-ups like he said.

It's like he was bribed to make it look like the worst game in the world. Either that, or he based it off of his 99 year-old grandma playing it.

Yeah it doesn't help that he's an appalling player but I think the main problem is that he just doesn't 'get' the game. I can't really explain it better than that Tongue

As you said though, his jumping and free-running is just painful to watch. Some of the bits where he complains about the game not going where you want it to, he's leaping off the edge of rooves really high up while facing that direction more than the one he supposedly wants to go. Of course your going to leap off then!

He has a few decent points but if he spent longer actually playing instead of complaining he might be better at it. And it certainly does seem like he was paid to hate it. In this case, don't hate the game, hate the player Tongue

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I like how when he said the AI just stand around and attack you one by one, 3 guards moved on and owned him as he said it

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I LOVE THIS VIDEO. LOL I SUBSCRIBED TO HIM. But no seriously, watch his other videos, they're hilarious! Big smile Big smile Big smile

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the only game reviewer I really listen to anymore is Yahtzee: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation

he is hilarious, and he makes some good points.