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  • IGN_Strategize: Assassin's Creed II Starter Tips

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    Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20hey there strategize errs just here now it's been a while but are you ready to live by the Creed once again Assassin's Creed 2 has snuck its way into stores and our crack team of IGN assassins have put together a few tips for you follow these simple guidelines and you'll make Renaissance Italy a much safer place for an evening stroll with all the cool new weapons in Assassin's Creed 2 it's easy to get carried away however one of the most dangerous weapons in the game are actually your bare hands once you learn how to disarm opponent you'll want to fight weaponless the majority of the time the reason is simple once you pull off the disarm move you can often execute an easy kill with the soldiers own weapon this is much easier and safer than just slugging it out another handy combat tip is to always grab and hold your opponent hostage when you can when you're holding a hostage you can execute a one-hit kill with the press of a button it's not quite as effective as disarming someone but it's still an easy way to end a fight now fighting by yourself is all well and good but sometimes you'll need an extra hand courtesans mercenaries and thieves can all be hired to distract guards in their own unique ways mercenaries stay on the ground and will stay true to their name by attacking enemies courtesans are also ground-based but they will form a crowd around ezio to take the attention off you all eyes will be on them as you sneak off finally thieves can actually free run so they'll be able to follow you on the rooftops and get to locations of your choosing they will distract guards by stealing from them and causing a ruckus now you'll have to hire all these factions but don't be stingy with your money if you do even a moderate amount of exploring you'll have more than enough cash on hand and really sometimes it pays to have friends in low places finally much like the first game there's a lot of stuff to collect however instead of Flags you're searching for feathers this time around there are a hundred total luckily there's a handy way to find them when you're moving around the city stick to the rooftops and turn on eagle vision feathers will have a white glow around them obviously a higher vantage point will make your search easier collect 50 feathers and you'll unlock a suite warhammer that you can buy from the blacksmith at villa auditory collecting all 100 feathers will earn you an achievement and a special cape that will grant you max notoriety all the time well there you have it assassins and training being a professional killer is a tough job but somebody's got to do it what with all the stabbing and running and courtesans life is rough oh yeah rough for more tips tricks and extended scenes of courtesans make your way to ign.com youWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40Watch at: 00:40 / 01:00Watch at: 01:00 / 01:20Watch at: 01:20 / 01:40Watch at: 01:40 / 02:00Watch at: 02:00 / 02:20Watch at: 02:20 / 02:40Watch at: 02:40 / 03:00