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4.5 out of 5 stars
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Xbox 360)
Platform: Xbox 360|Edition: Standard|Change
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on 31 July 2017
I really enjoyed this installment of the Assassin's Creed series. I was fishing through some old games recently, when I realized I had never finished AC2. As I was coming to the end of that game, I only then understood that Brotherhood and Revelations were direct sequels. Once I finished the story I had to get Brotherhood.

The game does a great job picking up where the last game left off. The gameplay mechanics are very similar, and the graphics have the same feel, which is not a bad thing. Rome looks great through the eyes of Ezio Auditore. In the previous game your entire base of operations was housed at Villa Monteriggioni which had to be upgraded and renovated. In Brotherhood you must rebuild Rome. In order to do so, you have to weaken the Borgia Influence by taking out key strategic positions. These actions would allow shops in the area to be renovated, allowing you to have more options to shop.

There are some new gadgets, weapons, and abilities, but other than that, it feels a lot like AC2. There are pistols and crossbows now, giving Ezio more options to take out opponents at range. Horses can finally be taken through the city, which is extremely necessary. And there are more quick-travel options than in AC2. One of the most helpful additions is the execution kill streak. Now, after executing an enemy (usually after a counter attack), you can immediately take out another enemy by continuing the kill streak. I admit, it is a little overpowered, but you aren’t invulnerable during this period, and there are certain enemies who are invulnerable to the one-hit-KO.

The last major addition is what the title itself hints at. Through his travels, Ezio has become quite the Master Assassin, and must begin training new recruits. You can choose to assist certain citizens throughout the city and recruit them to your cause, training them to become part of the Assassin’s Guild. When you have trainees, you can call on them to take out targets or assist you in battle. All it takes is a full Assassin’s bar, and a nifty little eagle whistle.

If you are the kind of player that likes to get collectibles, there are a lot in this game. The Assassin’s tombs have been replaced by Romulus Lairs (but are of the same concept), the feathers are replaced with Borgia Flags, and there are some other collectibles as well.

Overall, I think UBI Soft did an awesome job on Brotherhood. They identified a lot of the gaps and weaknesses in AC2 and worked on fixing them. They also managed to capitalize on the strengths of the previous games as well. They do a good job of not making the game too repetitive (a la Assassin’s Creed the First). Oh, and most importantly… IT’S FUN!
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4.0 out of 5 starsAC Brotherhood
ByJMon March 11, 2012
Format: Video Game|Verified Purchase
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood turned out to be a really cool game. It builds upon the formula of Assassin's Creed II and is more polished. There are a few more fighting animations for Ezio and new colors for his outfit. What makes this game so good is the fact that you can take command of your own squad of Assassins that will help you upon your command during missions, and out in the world. Leveling them up is a cinch as well, as you can send them on missions all over Europe to gain experience. I would advise only sending them on missions with a 100 percent success rating. Keeping them around in Rome is the best way to monitor their progress, and you can choose their colors.

Rome is beautiful and very true to its Renaissance inspiration. It's the only city in the game and it's huge. Players will have fun leaping across the rooftops. The enemies in the game are very challenging and are a joy to fight. The story is everything you'd expect from the Assassins Creed franchise and is good.

The multiplayer is fun and suspenseful, as you must maneuver through the crowds searching for and running from other players.

All in all this game gets an 8.5/10 from me, and I recommend it especially before playing Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
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on 25 August 2017
LIKE IT BUT DISC WAS TERRIBLE SCRATCHED WOULD NOT LOAD
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on 4 September 2017
Game in Russian can only change spoken language not text - useless, suspect it is counterfeit as Xbox case is not standard, print quality is not the same as Assassins creed 2 cover, and not same menu as other brotherhood game viewed online when trying to switch language
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on 7 November 2014
1 day delivery service,thankyou as exactly said.
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on 6 August 2017
Disc is unreadable, didn't work
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on 28 April 2017
Very good
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on 24 July 2017
Great game!
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on 19 November 2010
Once again the makers of the Assassin's Creed franchise have struck gold. The original game was good but repetitive so they improved on it, listened to what players were saying and gave us Assassin's creed two -better than the first yet with a couple of flaws. Brotherhood on the other hand is a further step up the road to perfection.

Graphically it is more or less identical to assassins creed 2, maybe a wee bit more polished in places and eagle vision seems to have been tweaked a wee bit as everything that you are not interested in is darker, so you can't really run around in eagle vision (but maybe that's just my TV brightness set too low since playing Alan Wake again...).

There have been a few tweaks to the gameplay, the controls are basically the same just more fluid and reponsive, the free running is as much fun as ever, in fact more so as Ezio swings from lanterns and up rope lifts without losing momentum. The option to restore shops harkens back to upgrading the town in AC2 but is more prolific and even allows you to choose what sort of group goes where, making the experience of 1500 AD Rome customized to your gameplay style. The side missions are more varied, allowing you to speak to guildmasters or mercenary captains to take them on.

Multiplayer looks amazing, as yet I have not been able to spend much time on it as no-one I know seems to have the game yet - they all bough COD last week so Multiplayer bu yourself is just a bit dull.....

All in all it would seem that makers Ubisoft have done very very well with Brotherhood, once again improving on the last game and since this is to be considered as AC2.5 I cannot wait for the release of AC3, which promises to be an amazing game if Ubisoft continue the way they are going.

Quite frankly - Buy this game, you'll not be dissapointed.
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on 28 June 2017
Utter shambles. Bought this game for a bit of down time. Packaging and labelling all in english. Game itself in in what i can only assume is russian. Cannot understand a single menu or game footage.
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on 27 June 2017
In another language- disappointing and terrible.
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