E3 2010: First Gameplay For Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Assassin's Creed II is one of the best titles of the generation thus far, and one of our personal favorites at PSXE.
This is why we're excited to see more of the recently announced Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. The trailer starts by highlighting Ezio's considerable skill with the ladies (perhaps you will remember the character's healthy appetite for the opposite sex), but above all else, Ezio is no longer a no-name. He has become a legend who is "actively being hunted by the Templars," and who has learned a great deal since his last adventure. One of the game's advancements will be the reinforced horse mechanics; we will even participate in relatively complex battles while astride a horse later in the game. The gameplay shown at Ubisoft's E3 conference clearly shows an explosive part of the title; Ezio must escape a huge bombardment on his villa, and he even mans some cannons on the rooftop.
They say they gave Ezio a few more combat mechanics although we're not seeing anything too new in this footage, and we also hear that the AI will be "much more aggressive." We're a little confused as to why the player never chooses to counter - the most effective form of fighting in the AC games, usually - but whatever. The rest is very story-oriented, and looks great. Provided they keep the core gameplay systems that made the last two games so damn good, we'll be satisfied.
6/14/2010 9:34:59 PM Ben Dutka