Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood review posts are in. They say this newest entry may be the best Assassin's Creed yet.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the latest installment in the popular Assassin's Creed franchise, hits the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week, just in time for the holiday rush. So how does Brotherhood stack up to its predecessors? Well, for one, unlike previous Creed games, Brotherhood allows you to recruit a small cabal of fellow Assassins, and wreak havoc and mayhem around the towers of medieval Rome.
Over at Canada's National Post, Daniel Kaszor says the recruiting format – which gives the game its suffix – can be a blast. "It’s hard to overstate how awesome it feels to be outmatched by a group of Templar guards and to call in an assassination strike with the press of one button," he writes. But gamers should take care, Kaszor stresses: Once a member of your brotherhood dies, he or she is dead for good.
Ezio Auditore, the hero of last Creed games, is again the center of the action in Brotherhood, but Peter Nowak of CBC News says you shouldn't expect a pale rehashing of the action in Assassin's Creed 2. "All of the goodies from the second game are here," Nowak writes, "and the economic system has been broadened from simply improving a villa to rebuilding Rome entirely."