Despite the amazing trailer, Brotherhood is my least favourite game from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. This is mainly because the events are kind of boring and the villain, even though venomous and ruthless, needs lots of improving.
Imagine if the game is neutral how the book will be.
Yep, you got it!
But the positive thing is the fact that Oliver Bowden improved the story’s consistency (and his writing, for that matter). The events were blending t...more
The story started when Ezio was seventeen years old and ended at forty eight years old. Even so! I still love Ezio.
The first book was much closer to the game than this one. I noticed one pattern in the book.... Why the books are so close to the game at the first part and towards the end the story were so different from the game? Like in this book, I don't remember in the game when Cesare was in prison after a new Pope was elected. Also, when the now three main (old) character, Ezio, Mach...more
Stāsts sākas 15. gadsimta Itālijas renesansē Itālijas pilsētā Florencē, kad karstasinīgs un viltīgs...more
From the beginning, Bowden's style felt a little flat and a little unimaginative, add to that his sometimes clumsy structure. There were the occasional random changes in POV which just seemed awkward.
As I read through the first few chapters I felt like I was simply reading t...more
Assassin's Creed, the title of a very popular game. The title just spoke to me, facing the 4 books of it's kind, spread out before me on the bookstore shelf. I've never played the game, I'm not into the whole 'beat-m-up-till-he-dies' genre computer games. But I do seem to love it in books. However, I did watch a few minutes of gameplay, generously provided by my brother. So, I can see the intrigue of the game, but it's not for me. But this is a review of the book and...more
Oliver Bowden tells a good tale insofar as he tells the story more or less verbatim as it was expressed in the game series. But that's basically all that he does; re-tell the story the game series did with little elaboration and none of the sense of adventure, excitement or discovery.
It was, for me, an "okay" novel. Bowden's previous work, "Assassin's Creed: Renaissance" was dry and unmoving but I thought I'd give him another chance in this sequel. Honestly, it didn't move me. I...more
Believe me, at some points the book is better than the game. The book leads on throughout the whole story and even covers some of the details missed by the game. the story is extended passed the game and has some more "detailed" effects than the game.
I truly enjoyed reading this book, and I'm now reading the next book "Assassins Creed Revelations"
I should preface the rest of this review by saying I had quite high hopes for this book. I'd seen it was rated well and, being familiar with the video games, thought this looked promising. However, I do feel as though a couple of aspects really let it down.
I feel like the characters became idiots in AC: Brotherhood- I thought they became a lot more...more
My favourite Assassins has always been Ezio, although I have enjoyed reading (and playing as) all the other assassins.
Brotherhood (although one of my favourite games) as a book didn't work as well for me as the other assassin creed books. I felt this game was huge with such a huge story that fitting it into a book felt rushed...more
I really loved this audiobook. It was read masterfully by the narrator. I really enjoyed getting to know more of...more
Torna in una nuova avventura Ezio Auditore, il mitico eroe solitario che in Assassin's Creed - Rinascimento ha raccolto l'eredità del Credo degli Assassini per battersi contro il malvagio Ordine dei Templari, controllato dalle potenti famiglie dei Borgia e dei Pazzi. Dopo l'incontro culminante nella Cripta, dove entità misteriose gli hanno dato il titolo di Profeta, Ezio ha abbandonato alla sua sorte il capo dell'Ordine, papa Alessandro VI, credendolo destinato a morte sicura. Il pontefice, però...more
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„Поемам към черното сърце на една корумпирана империя, за да залича моите врагове. Но Рим не е построен за един ден и няма да бъде разрушен от един единствен човек. Аз съм Ецио Аудиторе да Фиренце. Непобедим съм, защото съм посветен в традицията на асасините.”
Рим е под властта на коварния род на Борджиите. Някога могъщ, сега градът е в разруха, потънал в кръв, политически интриги и религиозни вражди. Чезаре Борджия, по-подъл и опас...more
This is a case of a bad adaptation. The book tries its best to recreate the game's feeling of freedom, which is completely pointless because this is a book, which, by essence, is linear. Instead, it ends up feeling very confused, where plot lines are started, then given up on, then taken back, on a regular basis. At the same time, the pacing feels a little forced sometimes: while a game can outright tell the player where to go to progress the story, a bo...more
Another thing was Bowden's overuse of certain words, like "vouchsafed" and "rejoined". He didn't use them in previous books, so I'm assuming he discovered them while or before writing this and sort of fell in love with them.
Also, I know Ezio is a very skilled fighter an...more
You can only adore Ezio. He is a good person, fighting for the people he loves and for what he stands for while being vulnerable to every day things too.
The stories shave been maily taking place in Italy (Venice,...more
Along the way, Ezio will face many challenges and he will need help from a few old friends of his such as: Leonardo Da Vinci and also from his uncle Mario.
Let the amazing and...more