Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Review
- Posted November 16th, 2010 at 17:01 EDT by Steven Williamson
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is everything we wanted it to be and more. It's not just the most epic, focused and action-packed Assassin's Creed game yet, but it's a real contender for Game of the Year.
- Free-running and fighting around Roma. It feels more fluid than ever
- Burning Borgia towers down and re-building the city. The money system is very rewarding
- The refreshingly unique multiplayer experience
- The texture popping, but we're really picking at straws
(continued from previous page) ...team-mate -- you can really pull some great tactics out the bag, assassinating targets simultaneously, or perhaps setting a trap to lure them in so the other guy can jump out on them from the shadows. Hunter Mode, in which one team takes the part of the Assassin and has to reach a target while guards hunt him down, is equally compelling and captures the mood of the single player campaign, while delivering something that feels totally fresh. While the hunter gains points for assassinations, the hunted gain from escaping and staying undercover. Smoke bombs, the ability to morph or throw firecrackers to create a distraction come into play also, alongside other abilities that we'll not spoil for you here. Overall, we're very excited about multiplayer. It seems very well balanced, and as long as the servers hold up when people jump on board we could be playing this for a long time to come.
And there we have it. This review is on the long side -- one of our longest ones this year, in fact -- and we could easily go on and on singing the praises about Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and evangelise about how the other two games have merely been stepping stones on the way to creating this, the ultimate Assassin’s Creed game. It’s a measure of how great a game is that you have to fish around for something to say that is even remotely negative. Aside from some scenery popping up, and the fact that we’d like to see the radial weapon wheel use better and bolder symbols for identifying weapons, there really is nothing to say. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is everything we wanted it to be and more. It's not just the most epic, focused and action-packed Assassin’s Creed game yet, but it's a real contender for Game of the Year.