Presentation - Assassins’s Creed: Brotherhood is the direct sequel to the acclaimed Assassins Creed 2 of 2009. Ubisoft Montreal are the developers along with publisher Ubisoft. AC:B can be catagorized as a historic action adventure game for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
The button layouts, menus and navigation are very similar to Assassin’s Creed 2 which gave me some familiarity from the start. The entire “look” of this game is vintage Assassin’s Creed Ubi Montreal kept the recipe for success in tact. The story is mostly made up of Ezio establishing a brotherhood of assassins so he can retake the Apple of Eden.
I wouldn’t be an honest reviewer if i didn’t tell you about the glitches i encountered. The worst glitch i encountered was right after the Colosseum ”play” mission when you have to stop the assassination of Machiavelli..Well, when i kept jumping into the river i kept falling lol. I fell underneath the map of Rome. It happened like 4 times in a row and i had to keep playing the checkpoint over till i found a way around the river. Other than that, the glitches weren’t that bad. Overall, this was the glitchiest Assassins Creed game i ever played.
Graphics - other than the fact most of the game takes place in Rome. The game looks the same visually like it did in Assassins Creed 2. Rome gave you some nice vistas to look at like the Colosseum etc. Rome was big and expansive with good textures, art and colors. Due to the location of AC:Brotherhood i give it the crown of the best looking AC game.
Sound - they added new voice reactions to the crowds no more hearing every time you throw money to the poor people “money money” “todays my lucky day” etc. The crowds seemed more intelligent and alive due to what they say. The music was pretty good in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. The dialog was decent in the cutscenes and kept you tuned into the story throughout the game. Some decent orchestra tracks made you feel like you were transported back in 1400/1500 Italy.
The inclusion of recruiting and leveling up assassins was great as well. Yea, you can use those assassins almost any time throughout the game. The gameplay in AC:B is much deeper with more things to do than any other Assassins Creed game (i want that to be clear). You can play this game a long time so don’t worry about if its short, it isn’t.
Replayability - multiplayer is the biggest component added to the AC:B and it isn’t just a tack on multiplayer either…its actually addictive and fun. You have a perk system, upgrade tree as well many modes and characters to play with. The long deep single player and inclusion of a good solid unique addicting multiplayer makes AC playable till the next game comes out.