Brotherhood Exceeds Expectations
January 2, 2011 • Tyffani Roberts
Filed under Arts & Entertainment
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is the continuation of Ezio Auditore’s journey of revenge for his father and two brothers’ death in Rome after the city of Monterigioni was burned by a new enemy: the Borgia. The Borgia are a Roman family who seek to control the world but plan to take Rome first.
This game has been updated to suit the gamers’ needs, especially in combat. New weapons, new ways to assassinate, new dyes and armor and a modified combat system are all improvements to Assassin’s Creed.
There is so much to do in this game that it is unreal.
First, the player can renovate and must buy shops to purchase medicine, weapons, armor, etc. This is somewhat of a contradiction. It is a downside because you first have to buy the shop, then what you need, but it’s also a good thing because every 20 minutes, you receive income from this. For example, if armor is needed, the player must kill a Borgia Captain, then burn the tower, and finally the player can go to a nearby blacksmith shop, renovate it, and buy the armor. Players can even buy landmarks and renovate nearby water ways.
The game even offers new breeds of horses with special abilities such as an armored horse that can not be harmed by thieves or the guards. The white horse is extremely fast and the brown horses are pretty good in combat.
The true highlight of the game is that it is multiplayer-friendly and it is addicting. There are four types of Multiplayer games: Wanted, Alliance, Man Hunt, and Advanced Wanted. The player has to have a minimum of six players and a maximum of eight.
Wanted is when everyone is given an individual target and everyone gets their own character.
Alliance is with three teams: Hunters, Targets, and your team. This is similar to Wanted, but there are some differences: there are only three characters, and the person hunted can be anyone in that group.
Man Hunt has two teams: the Hunters andTargets. This is very similar to Alliance but players can either hunt or hide; there is no in between.
Advanced Wanted is just more complicated and has tougher players. For example, Advanced Wanted has more obstacles in your line if you are pursuing your target. Advanced Wanted also has less hiding places, crowds to blend in with, more noise, and more rooftops, so you and your target can be spotted more easily. Advanced Wanted will definitely challenge you to find your target and escape your pursuer as fast as you can.
The glyphs have been redone and give more clues to what exactly is going on, as well. There are ten glyphs to find and solve with little hints in each one. After solving the final glyph in the end, a confusing and frustrating puzzle comes along with another visit from Subject 16.
This game is an amazing addition the the Assassin’s Creed franchise. This game offers over sixty hours of assassinations, renovations, and glyph searching. This game has great graphics and a storyline that flows very well.
From the moment the game begins to the moment players receive one hundred percent complete synchronization, players are captivated into the battle against the Templars and Assassins.