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I started yesterday Assassin's Creed 2 on PC. I don't remember that the game asked me to select a difficulty setting at start. Is this available?

I am asking it because the fights I did in the first 2 hours I played were really easy. Are the fights more difficult when the adventure proceed?

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No, there's no way to select a difficulty level in the game. You're right, the combat is not that difficult, especially when you get used to using counter-kills and are good at blocking But later on you will be facing more enemies at a time and every time you make a mistake you will lose health, so you do have to be careful. I can't remember ever actually dying in combat, though.

I don't remember about the first game, but there is also no difficulty selection in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (the 3rd in the series).

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No difficulty selection in AC1 either. – Shinrai Jun 6 '11 at 13:46
When will Ubisoft understand that not all gamers are casual? Thank you for answer. – Drake Jun 9 '11 at 10:53
@Drake, they've made Ezio such a proficient fighter that he could be up against 50 guys and you could get through it just fine by being careful and counter-killing. There's no sense of danger. It would have been interesting to have fighting as a last resort, with more focus on defensive things like smoke bombs, stealth takedowns and hiding bodies to ensure you only ever face a couple of people at a time. That way, when you do have to sneak into a compound and assassinate someone you're always on your toes to avoid alerting anyone. Just my 2 cents, I still enjoyed the games :) – Alex Jun 9 '11 at 12:13
Personally I think the AC games are just for the puzzles / fun (running, jumping, climbing, etc), not the difficulty of fighting, or avoiding enemies. – leety Jan 30 '13 at 20:43

you want higher difficulty, just try to finish the target without actually killing or alerting any other guard as much as possible... thts all about difficulty is AC2..

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