Originally Posted by Rockhead
How different is Assassins Creed: Brotherhood from II? What I mean is how does the gameplay differ? What are the added features, if any? Asking because I hear its a direct continuation of II and was wondering if much of the environment and what you are able to do has changed. Also how is the online multiplayer, and is the multiplayer linked to the main storyline?
I think I'm nearing the end of AC II, and will pick up AC: Brotherhood immediately.
Brotherhood can be refered to as AC 2.5. Most of the game plays exactly like AC2. A few minor tweeks to the combat, such as after your 1st kill, you can actually chain together a one hit kill streak if you time everything right.
You also get a "brotherhood" you build up as you go through. These trainees can be summoned with a whistle nearly anytime. You can send them on off-screen mission that grant them EXP if they accomplish them, and reward you with items. Eventually they will reach full rank of assassin.
I love the multiplayer.The basic premise is you are given a contract to kill another player in the room, and other players are given contracts to kill you. You have to dig through crowds of NPCs that look exactly like the players in the room using only a compass and visual cues to find your target and take them out ( hopefully as stealthily as possible, as stealthy kills give more points) while trying to avoid being found and killed yourself.
The multiplayer is tied into the main story.Hold on
ok. That giant room back at Abstergo in AC2 filled with more of the Animus machines? The templars are using them to train recruits in the way of assassins by sending them back into their ancestors for a series of "war games".