I enjoyed Assassin’s Creed a lot, but the one thing that annoyed me was the repetitive combat, so when I watched the latest Developer’s Diary for Assassin’s Creed 2 I was happy, really happy.
In the latest video the developers take us through some of the new combat mechanics and weapons in the game, on top of this they also show off some off the new types of guards, including a guy who pokes hay bales with a very large stick. (yep…cover blown) The combat looks brutal, fun and just plain awesome, you can now use axes, spears and a range of other weapons in order to beat your enemies to death, and I am pleased to say the AI looks very animated during fights, they seem to respond realistically to every hit they take and every attack they throw at you, they stumble when hit with an axe, fall over when pierced with a spear and bleed a lot during the fights shown.
Well… enough of what I think. see for yourself: