Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2 September 2013
Summary: Let’s deal with the elephant in the room right now: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood isn’t a quick cash-in on last year’s massively successful and (mostly) critically-acclaimed sequel. It’s not a full-blown sequel, either; this isn’t Assassin’s Creed 3 . Instead, it acts more as an epilogue to the story told in Assassin’s Creed II . What Brotherhood is, however, is a deep and rich game experience that builds on the strengths of its predecessor.
Excerpt: I don’t generally play games to see what twists the narrative will take, but I do have certain standards. Cut away the memorable opening and the even more memorable closer and the story here really just amounts to “Let’s build up a team of assassins so we can save the day!” It basically amounts to filler, the sort of stuff you would expect from an expansion pack, and yet the game as a whole does enough important things that you dare not skip it.
Excerpt: The car won’t drive anymore -- you'll have to ditch it. You strain your eyes to seek her out, but the snow makes it hard to see. Cheryl is out there, somewhere in the whiteness. She’s a little girl lost, drowning in a sea of powder: The lonely resort town of Silent Hill has claimed her.
Excerpt: The Assassin’s Creed franchise has come a long way in its three years. While the first game was a tremendous commercial success for developer and publisher Ubisoft, it met with a mixed critical reception and it wasn’t until the second main instalment two years later that the series really hit its stride and fulfilled the tremendous potential the first instalment had only ever hinted at.
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance
18 March 2011
Conclusion: The Da Vinci Disappearance is more charming than it has any right to be. Mediocre gameplay gives way to a neat and intriguing story, and we can’t help but recommend it for AC:B casual players and0 completists alike.
Excerpt: Point and click; it’s in the title. There’s no “Catch 22″, nothing to throw you off the trail, just rinse and repeat and that’s how we like it. But it’s always nice to see developers putting in that extra effort to make the game just that little bit more presentable and enjoyable. From cut scenes to sound, it’s the difference to many and Vampireville attempts to bring it all together.
Conclusion: Forget those last two paragraphs though - the scales are most definitely tipping in favour of 'BUY THIS NOW'. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is one of this year's finest releases, and improves on everything we loved about the previous title, while adding plenty of its own excellent features. Get this now, and kiss your life goodbye.