Remasters are supposed to make games look better. And for the most part, The Ezio Collection does. Except the parts where it really, really doesn’t.
Polygon has uploaded a video this morning showing some, shall we say, bizarre discoveries with the Xbox One remaster of Assassin’s Creed 2. There’s some obvious gains over the Xbox 360 version: the colours are better, the anti-aliasing is nicer and there’s more definition.
And then there are the bits that are glaringly worse.
I can’t even explain what on earth happened to the character model above, or why everyone seems to have gotten a change of outfits in the first place. But the thing that’s really weird is – why would you mess with the movement? It looks entirely out of place.
For people who loved and adored Assassin’s Creed 2 when it first came out, the remaster (assuming these quirks don’t get patched soon) might be a bit of a weird experience. If you never played it the first time around … well, enjoy the ride. It’s still an amazing game – it’s just a touch weirder now.