Assassin's Creed II Has Three Hours Worth Of Cut-Scenes?
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves contains about 90 minutes of cut-scenes and while we likely wouldn't get tired of those amazingly produced and acted mini-cinemas, that seemed just about right.
But Ubisoft wants to do them one better in the movie department, as according to European website TopGamer, the latest report from the ratings board shows that Assassin's Creed II will actually have three hours worth of cut-scenes. That's double the amount of movie time in Naughty Dog's masterpiece; it actually sounds more like MGS4. We also assume ACII will take a bit longer to complete than Uncharted 2, simply because it's one of those titles that will require patience and attention to detail, and if you choose to complete all optional missions, it could take quite some time. Besides, we know the game is very story-driven (which is one of the reasons why we're so excited) and typically, with a good story often comes plenty of excellent non-interactive scenes. Personally, I honestly don't remember how much Ubisoft put into the original AC but I'd be very surprised if it came anywhere near an hour or an hour and a half. So this sounds like a definite upgrade in terms of production and presentation quality.
Assassin's Creed II is set to launch next month and unfortunately has to battle Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The good news is that these two titles are entirely different, so you're probably gonna want both, anyway.
10/22/2009 10:26:39 AM Ben Dutka