AC Brotherhood: Where Ezio Makes You Want an Italian Ascent More the Mario Ever Could.
No really though, you know after playing through Assassin’s Creed 2, AC 2: Brotherhood and AC Revelations you know you were influenced to get an Italian ascent more than Mario from any Super Mario game ever could. Don’t lie. Anyways, before I continue on with this game post let’s clear something up about the timeline and the characters.
Somehow people got Altair Ibn La Ahad mixed up with Ezio Auditore Da Firenze mixed up. First off Altair is in Assassin’s Creed which is the first game of this franchise. Assassin’s Creed 2 covers Ezio‘s story. As for the timeline goes, There’s AC 1 then AC 2 then here’s AC 2 part 2 which is Brotherhood that I’ll be talking about shortly.
Then there’s AC 2 part 3 aka Assassin’s Creed Revelations that covers both Altair and Ezio. Lastly, AC 3 dealing with American History. I hope that clears up any confusion alright on to what I was suppose to be talking about in the first place.
Alright so you just beat AC 2 you’ve worked hard. Got you a nice little town you’ve built nearly from the ground up. You have money in the bank and you’re ready to settle down. Then this douchebag Cesare comes and messes up everything and you’re in your underwear like….no this douchebag did not just disturb my slumber. And pretty much for the rest of the game you plot to get vengeance on Cesare. That’s about it as a whole to anyone who hasn’t played the game thus far.
Ezio Auditore Voice Actor:
Now for those who have played the game I’d like to shine some light on the voice actor for Ezio. Enter: Roger Craig Smith This guy right here…or should I left here is the voice of Ezio. From AC 2 to AC Revelations. Now this guy is already famous from Assassin’s Creed but here’s a list of the other games/movies he’s in:
- Marvel’s Avengers Assemble
- Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart (Bruce Wayne/ Batman)
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ruggiero Ferraro)
- Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series)
- Saints Row IV
- Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- Wreck-It Ralph
- Resident Evil 6
- Resident Evil 5
- Soulcalibur V
- Soulcalibur IV
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Young Justice
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Tekken 6 (Eddy Gordo)
- Tales of Vesperia
And be mindful that this isn’t the full list of the games/movies and TV shows he’s been in. So if you’re interested in voice acting you want to follow this guy for he is obviously doing something right.
The gameplay pretty much at the core stayed the same which is a good call in my opinion. It’s like being accustomed to how the windows operating system is and then they come out with something “better” *cough windows 8* and all us users are stuck with a blank look like what the heck is this? So good job developers of AC you made us proud.
Even with the additions of the gameplay it was seem less. It was a great way to really put us gamers in the driver seat as if we were the head of the assassins. To have back up at will if you feel outnumbered and can’t take on your enemies. Though the joke now is your enemies don’t really put up much of a fight when you learn the controllers, the AI of the game and of course your highly trained deadly assassins ready to lay waste of your enemies.
And of course if you get good enough you really don’t need back up at all. The open world available to us gamers is great, you can explore whatever until you get a good feel for which part of the story you’d like to pick up from. Me personally I enjoy the open world to free roam.
It’s pretty much the 5 minute breaker you need to take a break from the actual story line itself. And it has definitely worked really well for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, GTA and many more. Though the free roam world in AC brotherhood isn’t as big as AC 2 but nonetheless you have plenty of space to roam about.
Though I am happy they changed a few things like having to overthrow certain check points in the city in order for you to expand your operations. Instead before you just fought people to get some codex. The little small improvements like these really made me enjoy this game.
Overall I’m not impressed with the OST though I do have a few songs that are my favorite. But it was the timing of these few songs throughout the game is what really made me enjoy the soundtrack overall. But the song to the intro of the game which is the song played in the video above. That song is just flat out epic.
There were a lot of bonus missions you could complete which was really surprising. I didn’t expect as much as they did in this game. Like the cluster puzzles. I want to cover these individually in another post but there is some heavy symbolism and clues in that bonus material and it kind of makes me wonder if I’m playing just a video game. I know there are a lot of theories out there about Assassin’s Creed but I won’t go to far deep into them since this is a gaming website. But I’ll speak on the matter in the future.
The online gameplay was a bit confusing at first but once I got used to it everything else is easy. And I checked in last week and there are people still playing AC Brotherhood online. They have different modes like chest capture, manhunt but my favorite is wanted. It’s more thrilling in my opinion.
Especially if you have three to four people hunting you and you set up your pursuers to where they get killed their own pursers making your target that much more easy to kill. And of course it never gets old to run from your pursuers and they can’t catch you and you get a double escape. And you feel like a boss when you get out of harms way when someone is about to snipe you out.
This game is a lot of fun, lots of bonus content to play through, even downloadable content you can download as well which either me or The ArtfulKill will talk about. In how gaming is evolving and where it may go in the future. For obviously downloadable content was not possible without the internet and other variables.
If you haven’t gotten into the Assassins’ Creed Franchise. I suggest starting with this one, brotherhood. Then if you want to continue in the story or go backwards it’s your choice. A friend suggested this to me and it was really good advice. Makes you value what you have and don’t have. So start with AC Brotherhood, get a good feel for the game and then move on as you wish.