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.