History Videogame / AssassinsCreedII

8th Mar '17 7:37:08 PM DustSnitch
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** The landmarks in each city are also well researched and are practically identical to their real-life counterparts, albeit with changes that occurred afterward which are sometimes noted (for example, the Sistine Chapel doesn't look like its modern incarnation because you get there before it took on its iconic appearance).

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** The landmarks in each city are also well researched and are practically identical to their real-life counterparts, albeit with changes that occurred afterward which are sometimes noted (for example, the Sistine Chapel Art/SistineChapel doesn't look like its modern incarnation because you get there before it took on its iconic appearance).



* TheWarSequence: The final sequence of the game has Ezio invading the Sistine Chapel, running through an ''asinine'' number of soldiers along the way. Doubles as a bit of a FinalExamBoss because each section of the sequence tests all of the different skills you learned, whether it's specific assassination skills (such as stabbing them from a haystack or pulling them off a high ledge) or simple man-to-man (or perhaps more accurately, man-to-ten-men) combat. There's even a section involve horse-back riding. How a horse came to get on top of Rome's outer walls is probably best left unanswered.

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* TheWarSequence: The final sequence of the game has Ezio invading the Sistine Chapel, Art/SistineChapel, running through an ''asinine'' number of soldiers along the way. Doubles as a bit of a FinalExamBoss because each section of the sequence tests all of the different skills you learned, whether it's specific assassination skills (such as stabbing them from a haystack or pulling them off a high ledge) or simple man-to-man (or perhaps more accurately, man-to-ten-men) combat. There's even a section involve horse-back riding. How a horse came to get on top of Rome's outer walls is probably best left unanswered.
17th Feb '17 2:20:29 PM Kalaong
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* MoneyForNothing: When the game begins, Ezio is RichInDollarsPoorInSense, regularly emptying his wallet on booze and whores. ([[InsistentTerminology He'd never call that a waste!]]) Of course, you jumped into his life less than a day before it went to hell; the local magistrate frames and executes his family, for which he ends up as Ezio's first assassination. After that [[YouCantGoHomeAgain He Can't Go Home Again]], eventually settling in a broken-down slum. Eventually revenue goes up way higher than costs, and other than broken armor there are no maintenance costs, meaning that near endgame having over 100,000 florins (when heals cost 50 florins) to Ezio's name is the norm.

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* MoneyForNothing: When the game begins, Ezio is RichInDollarsPoorInSense, regularly emptying his wallet on booze and whores. ([[InsistentTerminology He'd never call that a waste!]]) Of course, you jumped into his life less than a day before it went to hell; the local magistrate frames and executes his family, for which he ends up as Ezio's first assassination. After that [[YouCantGoHomeAgain He Can't Go Home Again]], eventually settling in a broken-down slum. Eventually revenue goes However, this is a case of UnstableEquilibrium; If he keeps up way higher than costs, that behavior, he'll spend the rest of the game -- and other than broken the next two ''decades'' of his life -- in PerpetualPoverty, without enough cash]] to keep up his stocks of ammo and medicine, let alone repairing his armor there are no maintenance costs, meaning or the increasingly expensive equipment upgrades. Invest in turning that near endgame having slum into something respectable, and he'll earn money at an almost exponential rate, enabling him to keep all his stocks at max and purchase new gear the instant it becomes available. By the endgame, his coffers will usually have over 100,000 florins (when - when heals cost 50 florins) florins. Compared to Ezio's name is the norm.pitiful loot he finds in the InexplicableTreasureChests and pickpocketing, proper villa management will make him stinking rich before even the halfway point of the game, without even bothering with the many side missions.
26th Jan '17 4:49:59 PM foxley
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* InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence: The Auditore family is charged with treason and arrested. Ezio, the only man in the family to not get caught in the initial sweep, quickly acquires some documents that would exonerate them, but unfortunately, the court official he delivers them to is part of the conspiracy that framed his family, so the evidence disappears before the trial and Ezio's father and brothers are all hung.
8th Jan '17 6:51:24 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGameHistoricalRevisionism: Ezio becomes chummy with a number of important Renaissance figures, like LeonardoDaVinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, Caterina Sforza, and Lorenzo de' Medici, and is enemies with a whole bunch of other important figures, like the Pazzi family and Rodrigo Borgia, who becomes [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Alexander VI]] later in life. It's like a Renaissance version of ''OceansEleven''.

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* VideoGameHistoricalRevisionism: Ezio becomes chummy with a number of important Renaissance figures, like LeonardoDaVinci, Creator/LeonardoDaVinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, Caterina Sforza, and Lorenzo de' Medici, and is enemies with a whole bunch of other important figures, like the Pazzi family and Rodrigo Borgia, who becomes [[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope Alexander VI]] later in life. It's like a Renaissance version of ''OceansEleven''.
1st Jan '17 11:45:28 AM SorPepita
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The game had a direct sequel, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', which commences where the game left off and was then concluded ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' which rounded off the Ezio trilogy and the Renaissance Era, with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' shifting to a new ancestor and the 18th Century.

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The game had a direct sequel, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', which commences where the game left off and was then concluded with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' which rounded off the Ezio trilogy and the Renaissance Era, with ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' shifting to a new ancestor and the 18th Century.
19th Dec '16 12:18:05 PM JulianLapostat
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* BiographyAClef: Leonardo da Vinci's flying machines is shown and presented as an actual object, and his other inventions would follow suit in ''Brotherhood'', with special explanations provided not only as to why they weren't fully functional but how it didn't end MedievalStasis.
11th Dec '16 12:05:33 PM Bleepbot
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''2'', alongside ''Brotherhood'' and ''Revelations'', were re-relased in November 2016 for 8th generation consoles as part of the "Ezio Collection."
7th Dec '16 1:02:46 PM JulianLapostat
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Patrice Desilets mentioned that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syV2-ZuaxC8 he wanted to make Leonardo da Vinci's homosexuality explicit]] and mention the fact that the real-life Leonardo faced charges for sodomy in Florence, but the producers insisted they remove it. While Leonardo's homosexuality is hinted at in the vanilla game of both ''II'' and ''Brotherhood'', only the optional DLC for ''Brotherhood'' features a direct acknowledgement.
18th Nov '16 4:09:15 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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** The fact that Brutes in heavy armor probably about half their body weight can scale building with no efforts is pretty appalling within itself. As well as how a particular Hidden Blade counter-kill has Ezio tossing them away, heavy armor and all.

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** The fact that Brutes in heavy armor probably about half their body weight can scale building with no efforts is pretty appalling within itself. As well as how a particular Hidden Blade counter-kill has Ezio tossing them away, heavy armor and all. Though this could be explained in that Ezio's Precursor DNA makes him physically stronger than normal humans (which is apparently canon).
18th Nov '16 4:04:36 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: In describing the tragic life of Bianca Riario (Caterina Sforza's daughter), Sean opens this way: "Some people live in a dream[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma ,]] Bianca Riario...was not one of those people."

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* WellThisIsNotThatTrope: In describing the tragic life of Bianca Riario (Caterina Sforza's daughter), Sean Shaun opens this way: "Some people live in a dream[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma ,]] Bianca Riario...was not one of those people."
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