Sunday, 16 January 2011

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - Review

Warning: Spoilers!
I would have reviewed Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth but it broke on me. But anyway, let's get something clear first. I have not played the first Assassin's Creed. Well I have, the first 20 minutes about 5 times since I had to keep starting it again for some reason. And that first 20 minutes was immensely boring with me having to go up to a castle, talk to some geezer and then walk back out of the castle. Or was I running? Of course I saw my brother who was further in the game on a horse galloping towards a tower and then climbing the tower before jumping off it into a pile of hay. That was what I wanted to do but unfortunately he sold it.

Then Assassin's Creed II came along with a new character - Ezio Auditore de Firenze, or as I sometimes call him - Ezio the Prick. After completing that game 100% since it drew me in unlike its prequel, I wanted more. And more is what Ubisoft gave. Brotherhood is not Assassin's Creed III. It continues from where II left off and you get to play as Ezio for a short while before you have to find a new place to set up the Animus - a machine which allows the a character to access their ancestor's lives which are split up into DNA Sequences. This particular character is Desmond in the year 2012 as opposed to Ezio back in the 1500s. And because it's 2012, the end of the world is coming so he has to use the Animus to find out where the pieces of Eden are scattered in order to stop it.