Reviews by Bibber

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Great just not perfect

Bibber | June 20, 2012 | Review of Assassins Creed Brotherhood

The sequel to what in my opinion was one of the best games of 2010 and a great game in it's own right. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood starts off where Assassin's Creed II left off, with Ezio and the pope in a vault under the Vatican in Rome, which is a good start, but how is the rest of the game?

Gameplay The gameplay is still solid and hasn't changed much apart form adding some extra weapons, assassin recruits and a few tweaks to the HUD. The controls especially those for free running still work great, especially with a mouse and keyboard. That doesn't mean there aren't any gameplay issues, during some puzzles for example the game takes control of the camera, which makes them more difficult than they actually are. Also the combat in Brotherhood is still too easy especially when you have some recruits.

Story It's difficult to fully understand the story if you haven't played ACII and don't read any of the background information the game supplies. Brotherhood's story is shorter than that of ACII, which makes sense considering Brotherhood takes place in Rome and ACII has more cities. The story itself is okay, it's not great, but it isn't really bad either.

Sound Great voice acting and music, the music in this game creates a nice atmosphere but isn't that memorable.

Graphics Looks pretty good, my only complaints are the seemingly small number of NPC models and the blood that doesn't really look like blood.

Bottom line Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a great game and despite some minor flaws is still definitely worth buying.