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jimbo11235813
11-22-2009, 09:53 AM
Me personally. A solid and definite NO. The game, amazing. Got cool figure, three hidden areas and an OK book (a surprising amount of typos,) but the DVD, ridiculous. The DVD was the only thing I cared about (apart of the game), and I was Extremely disappointed with the content of the DVD. Heres the description from play.com:

Game Soundtrack by Jesper Kyd (British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominee for "2009 Best Original Score in a Game")

All videos, behind-the-scene interviews and e-goodies about Assassin's Creed II.



For those who didn't get the Black Edition, this is what we really got:

Less than half a soundtrack (14 out 35 songs), on a DVD (impossible to put on a MP3 player.) I personally wouldn't have minding too much about it being on a DVD, but its not even the whole soundtrack.

Only five videos, dev diaries 1-2, the E3 trailer and demo, and the GC trailer (or gameplay, can't remember exactly), but come on Ubisoft, where are all the videos?


I really want to hear what everyone else thinks, and I definately want to know what Ubisoft was thinking when they sent them unfinished, or was that all we were really going to get?

P.S. There wasn't even AC Lineage.

caswallawn_2k7
11-22-2009, 10:23 AM
I was disappointed with the extras disc, also the fact that the standard copy of the game had lineage in the extras on the game disc yet it is no were in any of the black edition media.

the figurine was ok and the conspiracy book was decent (apart from typos) but the extra media was a joke, all I can assume is lineage was left out on the black edition game disc as they chose to make it a multi language disc instead of the standard versions (for UK English and Italian only) so it seems the special editions lost out due to them not wanting to localise the discs. as for the DVD,


Game Soundtrack by Jesper Kyd (British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominee for "2009 Best Original Score in a Game")
All videos, behind-the-scene interviews and e-goodies about Assassin's Creed II.
that just never happened if anything we even lost several videos due to the lack of lineage on the game disc.

Phobos14
11-22-2009, 11:50 AM
P.S. There wasn't even AC Lineage.

As caswallawn said, the Lineage series is on the actual game disc and that is most likely so that everyone can enjoy it in better definition than on youtube.

I bought the masters edition but it was before i knew that the conspiracy book was only in the black edition. So i am not really disappointed but i was hoping for at least all the diaries on the disc.

I also bought the game guide and it says that one of the Assassins lairs is only available to black edition owners but i was able to access it anyways....

templar-killer4
11-22-2009, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Phobos14:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
P.S. There wasn't even AC Lineage.

As caswallawn said, the Lineage series is on the actual game disc and that is most likely so that everyone can enjoy it in better definition than on youtube.

I bought the masters edition but it was before i knew that the conspiracy book was only in the black edition. So i am not really disappointed but i was hoping for at least all the diaries on the disc.

I also bought the game guide and it says that one of the Assassins lairs is only available to black edition owners but i was able to access it anyways.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What lair?? Family crypt??

jimbo11235813
11-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Phobos14:
As caswallawn said, the Lineage series is on the actual game disc and that is most likely so that everyone can enjoy it in better definition than on youtube.

Actually, it isn't the extras section at all for the black edition owners at all. I've checked and, by the sounds of it, so has Caswallawn. I really wanted to have lineage in HD, and Ubisoft removes it.

Originally posted by caswallawn_2k7:
I was disappointed with the extras disc, also the fact that the standard copy of the game had lineage in the extras on the game disc yet it is no were in any of the black edition media.

Also, P.S. Does anyone know how I can contact them (E-mail or address to send a letter preferable) to find out why they've done this, because as far as I'm concerned, they've illegally false advertised the product.

RuYi89
11-22-2009, 04:37 PM
I'm definitely satisfied with what the Black Edition had to offer, also considered the price I paid.

Nice packaging, game is brilliant, and the extra bonus quests, though I have only finished one atm, well worth the money.

The figurine exceeded my expectations. Though I usually don't care about them much, this one is really detailed, and bigger than I thought it would be. I had my doubts when I saw the image showing all the contents, and I had expected that only that figurine would be of such quality, and that the ones we'd eventually get would be less detailed.

The Conspiracy book looks neat. Books like those can't ever be thick enough, but I definitely liked this. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bonus DVD.. Mmmmaybe I expected a little more, but I'm not disappointed. It'd be nice if all the dev diaries would be on them, but perhaps that was not possible at the time. I didn't expect to see anything of Lineage, so that's fine with me. I did expect the OST to be on a CD, but since I play all my music on my computer, to me it doesn't really matter whether I insert a CD or DVD into the drive.

The only thing I'd have liked was more artwork. I'm really curious about the artbook that came with the Master Assassin Edition, and I really really really really hope Ubisoft will - like they did with the first Assassin's Creed - bring out a limited edition artbook stuffed with art of Assassin's Creed II. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I don't know, that's just my opinion about it really, so please don't take offence. Perhaps, compared to others, it takes less to be satisfied with stuff like this.

Biomedical-Fire
11-22-2009, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by RuYi89: The only thing I'd have liked was more artwork. I'm really curious about the artbook that came with the Master Assassin Edition, and I really really really really hope Ubisoft will - like they did with the first Assassin's Creed - bring out a limited edition artbook stuffed with art of Assassin's Creed II. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The artbook in the Master Assassin Edition is just your standard ordinary artbook. It has none of the conspiracy stuff inside of it, just all the artwork. After reading everyone's comment's about the Black Edition, it makes me feel a little better about my MA Edition purchase.

It seems to me the only real difference between the two editions is that the BE comes with Ezio in Altairs' assassins attire, the MAE comes with Ezio in his fathers' assassins attire and the one extra DLC.

kew414
11-22-2009, 09:24 PM
At least the soundtrack came with the amazing piece "Earth" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I've listened to it many a times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I loved my Black Edition. Pretty much got what I expected, if not better on the figurine's part http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (the hidden blades are actually rather sharp http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif)
I did find the bonus DVD a little lame, but meh, I didn't really care about it in the first place http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Now I need to hunt down all those extra missions that came with it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

BTW, can't we just download Lineage off of xbox live or the ps3 equivalent? Or is that lower quality? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

caswallawn_2k7
11-23-2009, 01:29 AM
there seems to only be the first part on PSN.

Dynasty2021
11-23-2009, 02:38 AM
I got the Black Edition for the additional tombs, figurine and the box.

And I get the feeling that Im the only one that wasnt impressed that much by the figurine?

Its very cool..in a gamer geek way of course, and very well detailed, but it feels like its made from rubber and, disgustingly, on mine you can see some of the brush strokes and where the paint has been thinned down too much in some areas.

Its great. I'm displaying it. Was just expecting a better quality maybe.

The leather book is cool, worth a flick through, but who the heck typed it up? Typos everywhere.

The DVD? The videos youll have already somewhere on your HD or have atleast watched them before the game's release if you had a miniscual amount of interest in the game.

Soundtrack? Thats cool. No MP3 format? Oh come on Ubisoft. Thats more of a niggle though than a complaint. Dont really care for soundtracks anyway either. And only half the songs? Hmm. Run out of time Ubisoft?

Im still happy to have the edition. The box is quite cool, but the fact that its limited and you know a handfull of people have it, makes it special.

Whats in it, once youve played the game, doesnt really bother you. Special Editions, in my opinion, are about bragging rights and being able to display your collections in a better form that just the DVD case.

Im happy with the Black Edition, it couldve been better, but its worth the price...just...

davethepaveway
11-23-2009, 03:48 AM
i was pretty happy with it like the leather art book thats ace and i havnt tried the bonus areas yet but maybe later but its such a great game and the box is ace

Assassin_Kat
11-23-2009, 04:48 AM
Well I am very content with my purchase seeing as it is the only extra merchandise I have available.

My figurine is great.
The typos in the booklet really made my heart ache. Just go to the extra effort next time please, I know I'm no grammar and spelling wizard but that really reduces the overall quality.

The extra content CD is so poop. Now how am I supposed to put songs I paid for onto my hard drive and music player? Come off it we paid for it right?

But otherwise, yeah, it's pretty neat.

The typos and extra content CD are what I am not satisfied with, although I love the music that is on it, that's why for god sakes, give us mp3 formats of the songs so we can feel like a badass wherever we go!
I'd rather want to be able to get the songs off a CD I paid for instead of waiting for a recording of the song to be released elsewhere.

caswallawn_2k7
11-23-2009, 05:01 AM
he typos in the booklet really made my heart ache.
the sad thing is there isn't really much text in it so it wouldn't of been hard to proof read not to mention half the mistakes stand out a mile.

jimbo11235813
11-24-2009, 08:42 AM
Thank you all for your opinions (more responses than I thought I'd get). Almost finished the game (Really good so far). I've changed my mind slightly about the soundtracks (still annoyed about the DVD) as I'm still able to listen to the music when I'm at Uni studying with my laptop (hate studying in silence) and some of the music is almost good enough to make up for the lack of videos. Anyway, Thanks again.

Dead-M
11-24-2009, 09:15 AM
<STRIKE>I still think it is a rip-off kindaHalf of the music,
The music that IS on the DVD, is not even MP3 or another audifile.
Not even the half of dev diaries??

And this for 89,99</STRIKE>
EDIT: I love the music, a shame its not on mp3.

(o yea, the figurine is awesome, except mine has a bend (right-) hidden blade http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I cant bend it back, and i thin it will break off if i bend it too much :s


BUT! The box is REALLY nice

but then again, the conspiracy book is indeed full of spelling errors, and the pagenumbers arent right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif There is 2 times p.58.
It contains a lot of artwork though, more than I would've thought

I'm glad I have the Black Edition :P

One other EDIT: Why isn't the soundtrack of the trailer on the DVD, this soundtrack:
gameplay trailer ac2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/ubisoft?blend=1&ob=4#p/c/B74DFDB60C63EECB/4/m6ccpu7RAZ4)