Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, tying up loose ends sets stage for finale

User Rating: 8.5 | Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3 Slim Bundle) PS3
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

This installment of Assassin's Creed picks up where AC II left off. Ezio is in Rome trying to get back to his family home. Soon, an attack on his home drives Ezio back to Rome to end the Borgia influence once and for all.

Most of the basic staples of Assassin's Creed are present. Climbing viewpoints to sync memories and expand the map of Rome, the graphics and animation are impeccable, and gameplay is smooth and realistic. The recreation of Rome during the 1500s is spot on. You have literally taking a trip back in time. There are a tremendous amount of side quests that can be completed. This time Ezio can recruit and build his Assassins Guild. They can be call upon during missions or in the open world when Ezio is in a tight spot and needs help. The system of economy is much more realistic this time around.

Unlike in AC II, the thieves, mercenaries, and courtesans are not used as much during missions. They seem to stand around just to fill space. Some puzzles are still used albeit much easier to solve than AC II puzzles. The missions are fun and loaded with action just a little less intriguing than its predecessor. The ending cinematic is a highlight.

Assassin's Creed BH feels more like tying up loose ends than having the story being pushed forward by the missions. This is still a very good game to add to your collection.