My journey continues with brotherhood, the continuing adventure of Ezio.
I remember when this was announced that Ubisoft was focusing on mainly the multiplayer and I, like many, was almost turned off by that fact. However, it turns out that there was a single player to Brotherhood and a awesome one at that. Just to let you know I no longer have gold membership status on my 360 so I had no ability to play the multiplayer, which what I seen of it is pretty well made, so don’t expect my thoughts on it.
Continuing being awesome
In present times, Desmond and his little gang of underground assassins continue the search for the apple while also bonding with each other from short talks to emails. Again, the present day storyline isn’t given much depth but the conversations and those funny emails help add additional layers to these characters. Back in Ezio times, things aren’t looking good as the Borgia army has blasted the assassin’s base in Monteriggioni and soon, has Ezio and his team laying low in Rome where they set up to take down the Borgia and the Templar order one backstab at a time.
Actually there is a lot of things to do to crumb this order. From finding information, kill specific targets, destroying war machines, taking down bases and so much more. You’ll hardly have nothing to do in this game as almost every activity is a step away from any given position. Resorting marketplaces is back with a few new additions. Besides opening paint stores, blacksmiths, and clothing stores, you have the ability to buy historical places like the Pantheon or the Colosseo, increase your revenue even more.
There is so much to do that I’m hard pressed to be able to finish the game on time. One of my favorite activites to do is recruiting assassins. Have a team of assassins on your side, helping you in fights and taking on missions is pretty awesome. It also makes you feel like a leader in this fight that is being reflected from Ezio in the story. The combat also makes Ezio even more of a badass than he already is. It still has the smooth countering system from the last game but they relaxed the timing now so that all weapons have a easy time doing counters. There also the execution streak that allows Ezio to instant kill his enemies one at a time until he gets hit. While it does make combat easy, there is skill into keeping the execution streak going by countering attackers.
So far the only problem I had with the game is the sync challenges. From time limits to killing a person in a specific way, the challenges put too much unneeded pressure and don’t function well with the given game mechanics. Riding horse can be a pain when they get stuck on small ledges and would had liked them to move faster since your in a large area. However, it is fun knocking enemy horse riders and assassinating them while still riding the horse.
While I’m willing to buy almost anything that is Assassin’s creed, I still have my limits and will skip Revelations. Not that it a bad game but it one where the story is the real meat and playing it kinda gets in the way, mainly how it is too similar to Brotherhood. Story-wise it holds up well with Ezio finding the artifacts of Altair, discovering the meaning of his work, and working his magic on lovely Sofia Sartor. Meanwhile, Desmond is in a coma and inside a weird place called the Black room where the consciousness of Subject 16 helps with his recovery. Here Desmond learns about himself and sees where he fits into all of this mess. It a pretty well made and put together story that leads into Assassin’s Creed 3.
My Journey through the past Assassin’s Creed games has come to an end and I’m happy that I jumped in to the series. I look forward to playing Assassin’s Creed 3 and see where the story takes us.