How much of an improvement is Brotherhood over Assassins Creed 2?
Say if I thought that AC2 got a little repetitive towards the end and was too long should I hold off playing Brotherhood?
Or is there enough variety to go around again! :D
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I wouldn't, because it still continues the story with Ezio and Desmond, so there's some revelations to be discovered in Brotherhood.
The combat is a bit too easy, but there's variety in the missions and there's a lot to do, such as rebuilding Rome and getting the best equipment. It's gonna take awhile, that's for sure.
If you loved the gameplay and open world stuff of AC2 then Brotherhood is definitely worth the price of admission. There is literally monstrous levels of content and it's all nicely varied and interesting, the gameplay is the smoothest and most enjoyable it has ever been actually and Ubisoft have finally nailed the controls this time. If you only appreciate AC for the story then stay away as it's just filler with some nonsensical happenstances near the end. It's just the culmination of the AC gameplay formula, not a realisation of its creative potential
More enemy types,tons of mission types [ literally the map is scattered with endless missions ], rebuilding rome, more weapons, horse back riding anwhere,fast travel, can replay any mission any time, virtual training missions, multiplayer, combat is much improved
The 1st thing that really jumps at me is the improved combat. AC2 was more of a hack & slash game while AC:BH really makes you a badass. Killstreaks give you the ability to chain together multiple quick kills. Instead of hacking & slashing at 10enemeis for 10 minutes you can kill 10 enemies in 10 seconds. Kicks allow you to break a enemies guard.
The game is as lengthy as AC2 but has more replay value. No more constantly being taken out of the animus, if you want to stay in the animus for most of the game you can. The story & characters arent as interesting as AC2 but if you love AC then there is no dissapointment.
If your looking for gameplay changes there arent a lot but sequels arent about gameplay changes, they're about making a better game. For the most part ACBH is a better game technically speaking but most believe AC2 is a better game for its story, pacing & variety. Its pretty cheap now so its definitely a beefy game worth your money.
[QUOTE="foxhound_fox"]If ACII is a 100% improvement over AC, then Brotherhood is an 80% improvement over ACII. Rome is a little less creative in terms of design and layout, but the combat is massively better, the mission variety is increased, the story is better and there is multiplayer (which I never even touched). It might not be worth full price, but I was more than justified paying $40.JustPlainLucasPretty much it. Plus, I'm not a multiplayer person, but I loved playing Brotherhood's MP.
The MP was certainly a breath of fresh air. Too bad I couldn't get into a lot of matches, due to the servers...
Sorry, what? The combat was worse than ever in Brotherhood. The problem is that the main character gets more ways to attack and defend in each game, but the guards aren't stronger.Am_ConfuciusYou say that as if the combat was actually hard at some point. The only times I've ever died in AC games is jumping too far or missing a ledge grab.
I thought Brotherhood was better. Having just 1 city allowed for a more focused game IMO. There was still plenty to do in terms of sidequests, but the overall story seemed to move faster if that's the aspect of the game you're most interested in (and you can do the sidequests after the main story if you want to go back). The only annoying part was the online only trophies/achievements, but the game itself is very good. I was surprised how many adjustments/additions they threw in there that actually made it a better game.
[QUOTE="foxhound_fox"]If ACII is a 100% improvement over AC, then Brotherhood is an 80% improvement over ACII. Rome is a little less creative in terms of design and layout, but the combat is massively better, the mission variety is increased, the story is better and there is multiplayer (which I never even touched). It might not be worth full price, but I was more than justified paying $40.Am_ConfuciusSorry, what? The combat was worse than ever in Brotherhood. The problem is that the main character gets more ways to attack and defend in each game, but the guards aren't stronger.
What are you talking about? Sure the combat is easier but that only adds to the feeling of being a total bad***. I don't feel that the enemies need to get stronger. Not every game needs to be about difficulty. All it really does is speed up the combat. Instead of waiting for the enemy to attack and counter, now you just counter one enemy and string a bunch of kills together. Same deal, just quicker is all.
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