Originally Posted by Spidey-Bat
I meant to bold the part of the construction.
You are right on the Basilica. Was it ever shown in an episode because I don't recall it.
Yes. The ACII DLC with Savanarola is appropriately called Bonfire of the Vanities. You can skip Battle of Forli DLC though. It takes about 45 minutes and is 90% combat. I disagree on ACII being better simply because of how much more enjoyable the fighting is. Waiting to counter was so painfully tedious.
The fighting becomes better with each game. But the improvements of ACB (riding a horse in the city, having an assassin army to recruit, etc.) felt more like tweaks than innovations. The most clever new gameplay conceit was having to liberate all of Rome from Borgia control by taking down The Borgia Towers which was very fun. Otherwise it felt like a whole new city for ACII. That's not a bad thing. But being stuck in Rome the whole time got kind of boring. Especially as Rome was not nearly as aesthetically impressive or fun to explore as Florence and Venice were in ACII. And while The Borgias were better villains than ACII starting with the Pazzi family and then being vague about a "Spaniard" (though it led to a great reveal at the end), the gameplay just seemed more varied and innovative in ACII, I thought.
Thanks for the info. I may download that. The Battle of Flori could be fun as Caterina Sforza was such an interesting woman, though likely not as nice as she appears in ACB, but a mission surrounding the Bonfire of the Vanities? Now that sounds like a fun game.