Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood review

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Cesare’s aided by a handful of prominent sycophants and killers, who – while still being fun to stalk and kill – aren’t as well developed or as interesting as the conspirators of ACII. The only real standouts are Cesare’s sister Lucrezia, who’s portrayed as archly cruel and more than a little unbalanced, and his cousin Juan, a fat, lecherous Cardinal who’s notable mainly for waltzing around in a loincloth when you confront him.

Above: Ew

Oddly enough, most of the charm and character development this time around comes not from Ezio’s storyline, but the other one. You know the one I’m talking about. The one nobody seems to like.

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DescriptionA spinoff sequel to Assassin's Creed II that will star Ezio as he leads the order of Assassins to conquer Rome.
Franchise nameAssassin's Creed
Platform"PC","Xbox 360","PS3"
US censor rating"Mature","Mature","Mature"
UK censor rating"18+","18+","18+"
Alternative names"AC Brotherhood",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)
Mikel Reparaz
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