gamers (78%) found this review helpful
Outstanding. What else can I say?
There are several aspects to this game that you'll love!
The epic storyline throws you into the life of now-Master Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, suffering after an attack on his Villa near Tuscany, he now finds himself overwhelmed and cannot take on the Templar Order alone.
So, enter the dynamics of unit control, the ability to rebuild Rome, and to save and recruit suffering citizens into the Brotherhood of the Assassins.
If you're like me and have a sense of cosmetic flair when you play games, consistently dying Ezio's original Assassin's robes to match your style, then you'll love that uPlay now offers Altair's Armor for 20 points, and Ezio's Florence Noble Man's outfit from Assassin's Creed 2, also for 20 points. Though, lets not forget that the new outfit Ezio donned for Brotherhood is awesome too!
Watch out world, here comes AC:B's Multiplayer aspect, allowing players to play as Templar-in-Training, leveling and upgrading your own unique class of Assassin in several game modes. At first glance, you would think this to be easy -- Ezio sure does stand out from the Player's eyes -- but these models make excellent use of clones and special moves that make this game perfect for repeat AC offenders.
All in all, I gave this game my very first (and long awaited) 10 out of 10 on any game I've rented (and plan on keeping!) from Gamefly. Thank you Ubisoft for not dropping the ball -- and making the best Assassin's Creed yet!
posted by pyrofire43 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Jan 2, 2011
Member since Jan 2008
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
I'm a fan of the Assassin's Creed series & really enjoyed their renovation in Brotherhood, but a few flaws stopped it from being a great game.
Pros: -The new investment system of buying properties is very addicting. -The 100% sync challenges are tons of fun & bring a new level of enjoyment to quest. -The ability to play past memories allows for second chances on those 50% syncs, & or unexplored missions. -The characters in the game are highly enjoyable. -Good plot. -Surprising ending. -Point based upgrade system for the recruits in your Brotherhood. -Side quest are tons of fun. -Challenges allow you to perfect your skillz. -Multiplayer is a great enjoyment and sucks you in. -Multiplayer level based skill customization allows for personalized assassins.
Cons: -Brotherhood members level to 10 and become clones without any uniqueness. Would prefer skill trees. -You only explore Rome, which doesn't give the same variation of AC:2. -The new combat system makes fights almost too easy and makes running away not necessary even from early levels. The Brotherhood members are also so efficient at killing that they never die and are a Win button. -The ending doesn't take use of your Brotherhood at all. -The use of the Apple of Eden is buggy and not as satisfying as one would hope. I want to see the same powers used in AC1's ending. -Ending comes with little warning and doesn't let you go back if you want to finish side missions first. -Multiplayer matchmaking is horrendous and sometimes doesn't work. You expect their to be a timer that forces a game to start after an amount of time, but you are left waiting for a mysterious period that can be 20 seconds to 5 minutes, or even never. -Multiplayer game play can be frustrating when opponents are spawned between you and your target, meaning that you head directly to your opponents before you can ever see your target.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is worth buying, but the flawed multiplayer matchmaking reduces its longevity.
posted by daddyroosta7890 (LUFKIN, TX) Mar 23, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood caught me off guard. I rented this because of all the hype, I finished the second game and decided why not. Immediately when you start this game you can tell the difference in game play and graphics. The engine went through some much needed updates. With your ability to recruit, train, and order assassins, the game brings a much needed change in the Action-Adventure genre, strategy. This game is one of my favorites in the genre, I can't wait for the next installment in the series.