Take the role of an Assassin, not by choice but by legacy, in a secret war for no less than the free will of humanity. Desmond, the main hero, is a peaceful bartender living his life as a normal guy but one day he is abducted by a secret organization, the templars. Those guys want to control the mind of people and dominate the world destroying the free will that humans so appreciate. Desmond, with the help of a machine called Animus relives the memories of his ancestrors who were elite members of another secret group, the Assassins. The Assassins fight the templars to protect the free will. In the first Assassin's Creed game he enters the world of Altaïr Ibn la-Ahad who is an Assassin in the middle east in the crusades era. In the second game Desmond is saved by an Assassin who posed as a templar and he joins the other members of the Assassin's cell. Then they present him with another Animus device they aquired just for him. He now enters the world of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in renaisance Italia. In Assassin's Creed : Brotherhood desmond finds out how Ezio created a new Assassin's Brotherhood and he was named their Mendor, which is the title of their leader. After so many hours in the Animus Desmond now have learned the arts of the Assassins but with a heavy price...
There is no doubt that this is the best game in the series, in gameplay, graphics and story. Many players have complained that the assassin's creed games are boring because there are some fixed mini-missions that players have to complete before the main mission, the murder. Those mini-missions are always the same in different settings and with different details so it can get a bit boring doing them again again for each mission. In assassin's creed brotherhood though that routine doesn't exist at all. The negative thing here is that the whole game, with an exception of 10-20 minutes is taking place in a single town, Roma but this is what breaks the routine. All the mini-missions can be found around the city whenever the player wants a break from the main quests, which are not only murders in this game. As the story progresses new mini-missions appear on the map. Those mini-missions are absolutely optional, in fact the player gets only money, equipment, achievments and map awareness by completing them. Well I completed them all before starting each main quest and I didn't get bored but then I didn't get bored doing the quests on the previous assassin's creed like some other players that may be writing reviews on this blog... ;)
If you are familiar with the assassin's creed series then you know that the graphics were of the best quality out there since the first game and they only made them better in the next games. I can even see water dripping from my clothes when I get into a river or the sea.
The story is the best in the series because it doesn't follow the mini-missions, murder, cutscene routine again and again, it actually tells a story like an interactive movie, which achives the feeling that you are really in Animus. At some point you can feel like an Italia mafia boss ( Godfather style :D ) when you save people from the guards and they become your assassins which you can command to kill someone just by whistling at them.
Finally I have to say that Leonardo Da Vinci does some incredible devices in the game, like a tank that shoots cannonballs or a bomber plane, which lead to some incredibly fun mini-quests.
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