Assassin’s Creed II, by Louise Blain

Requiescat in pace.

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We begin tonight with this fact: Assassin’s Creed III was rubbish. Really rubbish.

It’s a good thing its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed II, was not. Not that II was without its flaws, but it built upon a decently laid foundation from the 2007 original. It provided one of the best protagonists of the last generation in Ezio, an epic world to explore in Venice and thensome.

For me, even talking about it makes me want to go back and play it. For Louise Blain, Assassin’s Creed II is not only her favourite game, it’s the game that sent her down a rabbit hole of Assassin’s Creed fandom after a few years out from playing games.

Listen for the next hour as we go through Assassin’s Creed II, tear into Assassin’s Creed III and look back a bit too on Silent Hill. We may also get a bit geeky on trailers and soundtracks too.

You can listen to the episode below.

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Games Mentioned: Assassin’s Creed IIJurassic Park: The Lost World, Tomb Raider 2, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Team Racing, Velocity 2X, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts, Burnout 3: Takedown, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Super Mario Galaxy, Dead Rising, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Grand Theft Auto IV, Pokemon X&Y, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Assassin’s Creed III, Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Rayman Legends, Sound Shapes, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Burnout Paradise, BioShock Infinite, Journey, P.T., Outlast.

Twitter: @JohnnyCullen|@Shiny_Demon
See Louise’s stuff at: TechRadar|Official PlayStation Magazine UK|GamesMaster|Guinness World Record: Gamers Edition
Play: Assassin’s Creed II (PS3/Xbox 360/PC)

Next week:
Jon Brady on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Listen to previous episodes of My Favourite Game here.

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