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I just finished playing AC:B after finishing AC2 a few days ago. I had 2 days on nothing to do so I just gamed hard. I beat the game in about 20 hours probably less, wasn't exactly counting. But the story wasn't quite as epic as AC2. I really enjoyed AC:B but I gave me more questions than answers and I didn't enjoy it as much. What do you think? I can't wait for the next installment. I really hope they make the game a little more optimized for PC, it is sad to see flickering and bad depth. FOV could be higher also. And the lag spikes suck. Overall I think this game is an 8.5/10 but I just felt it could have been better. I have yet to do any side stuff or DLC so we will see.

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I think it was an awesome game, but it definitely wasn't much of a step up from AC2 gameplay or story wise.

I really liked the whole 'pointless' growing up storytelling start to AC2, before you even know your an assassin. Brotherhood seemed to start too sudden for me and I found it hard to get back into the mindset of it at first.

The ending was alright, not quite as epic as AC2, and like you say, it kinda just asked a load more questions. Hopefully though, this will lead to an epic storyline for AC3, and being the third game it hopefully will be a change like AC1 to AC2 was gameplay wise.

I wouldn't say it was a let down though...I got many hours of fun from it

Multiplayer and the mouse acceleration however are a massive let down! lol
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I tried playing with kb and mouse. It was bad. The game is best played with a 360 controller. Lots more fun. I gotta try the multiplayer soon. The game is still new enough on pc to have at least a few people who play. I can't wait for ac3. I first played the series in a ubisoft sale from steam a few week ago. Ac really is a nice change pace. The drm is a little interesting also. I guess it's just something we have to live with.
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I wouldn't know. Didn't want to risk catching Ubi's malwar-I mean DRM.
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I wouldn't know. Didn't want to risk catching Ubi's malwar-I mean DRM.
The drm isn't that bad. It is not too intrusive. I think you can play in offline mode with restriction. I think we are just gonna have to deal with drm. It is sad because anyone who pirates the game won't deal with it. Ever get the feeling drm only affects paying customers? But the game is good enough to tolerate the drm.
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The drm isn't that bad. It is not too intrusive. I think you can play in offline mode with restriction. I think we are just gonna have to deal with drm. It is sad because anyone who pirates the game won't deal with it. Ever get the feeling drm only affects paying customers? But the game is good enough to tolerate the drm.
Don't care. I refuse to be bent over a table because Ubisoft thinks people who buy their games are dirty criminal scum until they can prove otherwise.

I'm speaking with my wallet here. That whole series looks fun as well but I refuse to buy any of the installments because of that horrible DRM. It's an insult to honest PC gamers.
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I played it on the 360 as well. I thought the game was good but I agree it didn't have the entrance into the atmosphere that AC2 had. Though the way I looked at it Brotherhood was more so an 'expansion' to AC2, so I wasn't expecting a massive story or a different take on things; it only came out like a year after AC2 did.
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I think it was good. Finished Ezio story quite nicely.
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I think it was an awesome game, but it definitely wasn't much of a step up from AC2 gameplay or story wise.

I really liked the whole 'pointless' growing up storytelling start to AC2, before you even know your an assassin. Brotherhood seemed to start too sudden for me and I found it hard to get back into the mindset of it at first.

The ending was alright, not quite as epic as AC2, and like you say, it kinda just asked a load more questions. Hopefully though, this will lead to an epic storyline for AC3, and being the third game it hopefully will be a change like AC1 to AC2 was gameplay wise.

I wouldn't say it was a let down though...I got many hours of fun from it

Multiplayer and the mouse acceleration however are a massive let down! lol
You do understand that AC:B is the 3rd game right?

OT: I've loved all the AC games, I started to play AC:B a few weeks ago and put about 10-15 hours into it but I've been playing to much Gran Turismo 5 again so I haven't completed AC:B yet to give a full aspect review. But I think the story is great and is well put together so far.
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You do understand that AC:B is the 3rd game right?

OT: I've loved all the AC games, I started to play AC:B a few weeks ago and put about 10-15 hours into it but I've been playing to much Gran Turismo 5 again so I haven't completed AC:B yet to give a full aspect review. But I think the story is great and is well put together so far.
technically its a continuation of Assassin's creed 2. NOT Assassin's Creed 3 like many people think. This game is ok i guess, but the thing i despise is the stupid Full sync requirements. It drives me to madness with the do not lose health requirements other than that, the ending is a moment. Warning: spoiler. At the end Lucy gets killed, but before that the goddess says there is a dark cross in the horizon, maybe Lucy is killed because she is a Templar
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