TITLE: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
AUTHOR: Oliver Bowden
GENRE: Video Game Tie-In
I am a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed gaming franchise by Ubisoft games. When the books came out, I was giddy with excitement. I read the first book in the series, Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance, and was left wanting. It was basically a rehash of the game, “Assassin’s Creed II”, with very little insight into the backstory of the characters. That being said, can the follow-up, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, be better?
The answer to that question is…no.
Like the previous book, it follows the script of the game with some descriptives about the area and offers little more than that. With the wealth of historical figures in the game itself to maybe shape the hero, Ezio, very little is done with that. It is a tale of revenge, pure and simple, and as a revenge tale it works, but barely.
Yes, I realize the target audience is probably a teenager who plays video games in his parent’s basement, and the parents are desperate for him (or her) to read a book and pick it up for them, and I am far from my teenage years, but I wanted something just a little more. Even if I was a teenager, i would want a little more than just the script of the game rehashed.
All in all, 3 bookmarks (barely) out of 5.