View Full Version : A slightly smug AC2 thread

06-06-2009, 05:59 AM
I couldn't believe it when I first saw the details about AC2's setting. Ages ago, in 2007, I posted the following on these forums, when everybody was speculating about where and when AC2 would be set:


Sepulchrave Posted Sun December 02 2007 09:30 Hide Post
Apologies - this is largely a re-post of something I said on another thread, but this seemed like a better home for it:-

I agree that I wouldn't want to see AC2 set entirely in the modern world.

I'd like to see it retain the historical crossover / animus element, and I agree that it's got to look at history and think "what other periods of history were famous for assassins and intrigue?"

Fedual Japan is one, but frankly video games have done it to death. Ninjas, samurais...been there, done that, got the deadly throwing stars.

What about Europe in the 1500s? Renaissance Italy and France and/or Tudor England? Imagine the fantastic city-scapes and challenges that could be created:

Tudor London - Gritty, dangerous, squalid. Castles to infiltrate etc.

Venice - The canals, the masked carnival-goers, the little alley-ways

Florence - The towering churches and cathedrals, the city divided by the river with its various bridges, the world of Machiavelli and the Medici family.

Paris - A city divided by religious tensions, the St Bartholomew's day massacre either brewing or still fresh in the characters' memory etc.

Rome/Vatican city - Speaks for itself really. St Peter's, the Castel St Angelo, perhaps the Masayaf of the game.

You might have to span a bit of history to use all these settings, or plump for some and ditch others, but I would LOVE to see a game where you're sneaking through these cities, hunting the Merchant Princes, the despotic Cardinals, the dissolute Monarchs and their families.

Posts: 6 | Registered: Sun December 02 2007


Ubi - Can I have a job as a "broad brush cool ideas guy" on loads of Łk per annum please? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


06-06-2009, 06:17 AM
Nice, really. Respect!

They had the same idea. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-06-2009, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by SimsF:
Nice, really. Respect!

They had the same idea. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Or they stole it.

12-05-2009, 11:41 AM
So, after feeling smug about guessing at least some of the direction AC2 was going to go in all that time ago, what about the actual game...?

This is going to sound like @rse-kissing, but UBI, you have bloody well EXCELLED yourselves with AC2.

I've been gaming since the days of the BBC Model B and Acorn Electron, but for me, this is one of the most enjoyable and engrossing games I've ever played.