I have taken it upon myself to play all the Assassin’s Creed games in order leading up to ACIII. While each game improved tremendously in terms of story progression and gameplay I felt a bit let down with Brotherhood. Playing this game I felt like I was playing DLC for part 2 which while not necessarily a bad thing it made the game feel like a placeholder before Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.. As usual the gameplay mechanics and story telling are excellent but they never really pushed the boundaries of the system
Expanded free roaming play area.
Buying businesses to generate revenue. One of my favorite features since it removed the need to constantly pick pocket.
More diverse ways to cross large areas. Horses and tunnels helped break up the constant running
Very polished and different take on multiplayer
Excellent storytelling that expanded a players understanding of Ezio’s importance in Desmond Miles story.
Combat mechanics continue to see a bit slow.
Romulus Missions: While these are optional they felt like the Altair armor missions from AC2
The Ending: I understand wanting to keep gamers engaged in the franchise but it really was a WTF! moment that frustrated me.