Sunday, January 30, 2011

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

I don't think anyone will be able to accuse Ubisoft of skimping on the graphics or the game play in this latest Assassin's Creed installment. The story, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired. Or everything to be desired because there really isn't a story. I think the developers are as seduced by the beauty of this game as I am and wanted another chance to show off. Originally planned as a trilogy this is, essentially, an add-on that unfolds like a Rome sandbox. As Ezio, alternately charming and fierce (seriously, what is his deal with his sister? why all the drama all of a sudden?) but always deadly, you get to faff about Rome accomplishing various tasks. One of these tasks involves a tank! I guess all the story is left for ACIII and Brotherhood is simply for stabby good times and the reconstruction of Rome. Hm.

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