Dear Ubisoft : Assassin’s Creed : Brotherhood Open Letter

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I am seriously looking forward to the massively anticipated sequel of the Assassin’s Creed games, the series with the most suave protagonists ever, after Uncharted, of course. The game will be amazing, most definitely, not even the snobbiest of critics can deny that, but I still have some loose ends and squabbles that need to be resolved in the upcoming game. Here are my 3 biggest annoyances that I really don’t want to see end up in Assassin’s Creed : Brotherhood.

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  • The horses are rubbish, take a leaf (or a whole tree or two) from Rockstar and their example of equine rendering at its finest. After playing Red Dead Redemption and playing as a rather dapper cowboy (when I wear my elegant suit!) and riding off into the sunset with the most beautiful example of animal design seen in a video game, going back to riding AC2’s incredibly lacklustre “steed” , if you could even call it that, was a huge let down. A silly thing to get mad about but it’s the simple things that keep me happy!
  • I thought that Assassin’s Creed was a stab-em-up series. Now I’m all for additional game genres but when I read that the game will incorporate

…the architectural aspect of the Monteriggioni renovations from AC2

as well as

a new RPG element

– Assassin’s Creed : Brotherhood producer  Vincent Pontbriand (Official PlayStation Magazine UK issue 48)

  • (bullet point continued) I was a little disappointed to say the least. The renovation thing worked well in AC2 but it distracted from the main storyline as I found myself continually having to hotfoot it back to Monteriggioni to fulfil my career of being a budding architect. It’s not what the game was supposed to be about at all. I hope that you (Ubisoft) can make the RPG side of AC Brotherhood work well, levelling up your ‘Assassins in training’ sounds promising but I still stand by my bet that by Assassin’s Creed 4 you’ll be making a take on the original Assassin’s Creed game, albeit with a more diverse range of things to do.
  • Hello, plot hole much. I hate to dwell on the past and bring up what has fuelled the bitchiness of so many AC fanboys and girls but it is my role as a video game blogger to do just that. I’m not joking when I say that people will stop playing your game faster than a group of courtesans will flock to Ezio if you leave massive, gaping holes in the plotline again. Frankly, I won’t be adding funds to my PSN wallet to buy DLC either, I didn’t with AC2. And that’s coming from a girl who paid extra for both the Limited Edition version of the original Assassin’s Creed (with special AC tin, DVD and comic book) and the official Assassin’s Creed t-shirt.

What would you like to say to Ubisoft about Assassin’s Creed : Brotherhoood? Leave a comment!