A new Assassin's Creed Brotherhood trailer has been released, showing off some of the single player features in Rome. Which the narrator tells us is the biggest map ever created for an Assassins Creed game. Rome is three times the size of the Florence map from Assassin's Creed 2. This demo was shown at Gamescom 2010 this year.
In the trailer shown above, Ubisoft attempts to show us some of the "new" features that will be in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, but really it just seems like they are adding minor details and claiming it is going to change the dull and repetitive gameplay that we have experienced in AC 1 and 2. The aesthetics of the game look exactly like Assassin's Creed 2, granted it is a sequel with the same main character, but for another $60 dollars I want something to look different. I don't like paying for the same game twice.
The freeing of territories aspect isn't new to games, the Borgia Tower is just taking a basic gameplay feature found in a ton of games and taking a stab at it. Sorry Ubisoft, you need to do better than that before getting more of my money for a rehashed sequel.
Besides showing us a new gameplay mechanic that is obviously following Assassin's Creed suit and by this I mean boring and repetitive, they also showed a little about recruiting fellow Assassins to help you do missions. Personally, this just looks like a bad idea. For me, the way I want to play Assassin's Creed is to run around rooftops, kill people in badass ways, and run around rooftops. I don't want to have to micro manage NPCs that are just taking away from few fun aspects of this game that I like, like killing people in badass ways!
Come on Ubisoft, why don't you just follow New Super Mario Brothers and let the game play itself for me! The only exciting thing about Brotherhood is the multiplayer, so I guess I will just have to sit tight and continue to mourn at another iteration of repeat gameplay until more multiplayer information is released.