Assassin’s Creed II: Ezio the Fraud

While I was playing the best sequel ever made for a video game, aka Assassin’s Creed II*, I found myself losing faith with a certain aspect of the main character as I continued further into the game.  Certainly it wasn’t about Ezio’s growth or abilities, because those were perfectly developed and played well in the game.  My concern was more about something that is constantly referred to by characters around Ezio, yet isn’t a factor in any parts of the game except for the beginning.

I’m talking about Ezio’s womanizing ways, of course.

I know what you’re all going to say.  “Kat, you’re such a perv.”  I know, I know.  I love a little (or a lot) of sexiness in video games.

Ezio

Come on, shouldn't this guy get a little more female lovin'?

However, I feel I have a very valid point here.  That being, if Ezio is continually referred to as a womanizer, why don’t we see more womanizing in the game?!  Sure, characters may hint at it, but we need to see this acted out.  In fact, with all those courtesans around in all the towns, why can’t Ezio get distracted occasionally?  And maybe jump into a nearby house to take care of business?

Granted, I understand that Ezio’s on a revenge streak and may only have a mind for that.  But women love a man who’s on the run and is whole-heartedly focused on one thing.  They’d probably be throwing themselves at a young assassin with a fierce goal in mind.  Just look at any Bond movie.

Perhaps Ubisoft just didn’t want to push their limits.  As they’d already included that interactive sexy scene, they didn’t want to go overboard with the sex.

I still think that this limits the character that is Ezio.  And yes, I would like to see more romantic interactions for Ezio.  Because until then, he’s just a fraud.

-Kat

*For an action game.  Mass Effect 2 is clearly the best as far as RPGs go.  Sorry, BioWare, I know I scared you for a minute there.

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Oct 07, 2010
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Davo

Actually the book Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance, which is basically the AC: 2 story in book form, has Ezio fall in love with a conquest and lose her while his quest for revenge grows. I guess they figured that they couldn’t tell that story in the game as well???

Our site has a review of the book and where it differs from the game if you are interested.

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