I had originally played this game when it came out, before I had my PS3 hooked up to the internet and knew there was such a big multiplayer thing going on, and absolutely loved it. I spent hours playing it until I was finished with it. When I was finished with it I put it to the side and picked it up again once I had my PS3 hooked up to the internet and decided that I was going to start getting my platinum trophies in alphabetical order. I had just gotten the Assassin’s Creed II platinum so Asassin’s Creed: Brotherhood was next. But I never finished it, keep reading to find out why.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, puts you back into the shoes of Ezio Auditore picking up right where Assassin’s Creed II left off. You’ll also play in the present as Desmond Miles as him and the rogue team from Abstergo have fled to Monteriggioni where they can safely run the Animus and try to find the Apple of Eden. While the stuff with Desmond is short lived and you’ll spend most of your time in the Animus playing as Ezio, this is probably the best part of the game because you get to run around 1499 Rome. The game also offers new mechanics like recruiting other assassin’s as it’s Ezio’s main goal to take down the Borgia family while restoring the Assassin’s Order. This game was also the first Assassin’s Creed to introduce multiplayer. Yay. That was sarcasm.
After playing Assassin’s Creed II, I really enjoyed this game. I thought this paired up with Assassin’s Creed II was the best in the series. I always enjoyed playing as Ezio as well so it was a win-win situation. I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this game, I thought at the time the graphics were just amazing and I loved climbing the buildings and activating the eagle eye to get a 360 view of the area I was in, exploring the tombs was fun, recruiting new assassin’s and using them in battle was new and innovative, and then there’s the multiplayer. I hated this aspect of the game and it’s probably the main reason why when I restarted playing this game that I never finished it. Don’t get me wrong, the concept of the multiplayer is interesting. You’re basically in the Templar training program and it’s a pretty well thought out structure for the multiplayer, if everyone played that way. Instead everyone runs around like a chicken without a head trying to kill each other. After playing about 20-30 minutes of this, it gets old really fast.
As you can see from the trophy picture above, I was able to get 37 out of the base 51 trophies for this game, 37 out of 61 if you want to count the DLC which I might or might not have, I’m not really sure. So what am I missing? A few really simple single player trophies and then most of the multiplayer trophies. I have the basic multiplayer trophies, but am missing the really grindy multiplayer trophies that require you to play for hours upon hours upon hours. I have to say that the most grindy multiplayer trophy that I have is Needle in a Haystack. Do you know how long it took to actually kill my target from a haystack? So long that it felt like forever and that was basically it for me as that was the last multiplayer trophy that I got.
Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.
If I go back to play this game then it’s going to be for the actual game itself and not the multiplayer. This is one of those games that I’ll never get the platinum trophy for because the multiplayer is way to grindy and I just don’t have the time or patience for it. I think it would be fun to revisit the game again even just to see how the graphics hold up and start the story all over again.
Now it’s your turn. What did you think about Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood? Did you love it? Hate it? Were you able to get all of the multiplayer trophies or are those stopping you from getting the platinum trophy? Let me know in the comments section below and for next week, a game that was free because this was the time when I was basically playing anything that was free. It’s a game based off a movie that I didn’t even see, but at the time it was my former friends favorite movie. Moving on though, next week I’ll let you know why I never finished Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.