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Good not great
on 25 February 2012
I ordered the game hoping it would be more like assassins creed 2 but on the PSP. It isn't. It is by no means a bad game however. The free running mechanic is flawed and the story is short but over all i had a good time with this game.
The story followes Altier after the events of the first game(having not played the first game i'm sure how it fits in). I found it to be dissapointingly short as i finnished the game in under six hours and never realt felt i cared for any of the characters. There are multiple side quests to do but there are only few and are very short so dont realy extend play time. There are also templar coins hidden in each area to find to add to replay value but i found most of them in a single play through.
The free running and more so the free romeing has been changed from the console. The world is split up into several small sections which you can cross between at will for the most part. The sections are small however and you will see everything the game has to see quickly as all the sections look the same with only afew exeptions. Thre free running is more like that in the console games however due to the psp's control nub it can be hard to control exactly where Altier is going. The freerunning animations are fluid and look nice much like those in the console games.
Combat I think is the games strongest point. It works in much the same way as in the console games with combos ans counter attaks. There are also boss fights which I found fun and engaing but possibly to easy. The combat animations like the freerunning ones are great.
Ultimately i had fun with this game. It isn't anything special and is unlikely to entertain you for a long time but it is well worth playing esspecialy if you like the console games. It isn't assassins creed 2 on psp but it still is by no means a bad game.