Top positive review
Lots of fun, but seemed shorter than previous entries in the series
on April 1, 2011
While the first Assassins Creed was a bit disappointing in its variety, I still found it took a while to complete missions (that being said that's because I was doing every little side mission so it'd make it easier to kill the Templars) but once I realized I didn't have to do all that stuff I just went straight to killing the templars because doing the side stuff almost made it too easy anyways. Then came Assassins Creed II. This game was superb, plenty of side things to do, and had a compelling story and characters. This game, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood was a direct sequel to ACII, and while equally as good, that's also where my one complaint lies. This game takes off IMMEDIATELY after the events of ACII, and most video games are designed to accomodate newcomers to the series, if you haven't played the previous games (ACII especially) then you aren't going to have a clue as to what's going on in AC:B. It's been a year since I finished ACII and I was even ahving a hard time remembering some of the story points from II being mentioned in this game. Also, the game had no new features that I noticed, it almost seemed like ACII was simply too long, so they split the game into two games. All the side missions, graphics, weapons, etc. etc. seemed to be the exact same as ACII, with the exception of some new combat moves. the new addition was multiplayer mode, while I never really got the hang of it, it just seemed extremely boring. You're given another player to kill, but someone is also trying to kill you, etc,etc. so you just walk around trying to be inconspicuous so you don't get killed, it's just very slow-paced, nothing special.
I would highly recommend this game if you're a fan of the series. If you haven't played the previous games, I recommend doing that first.