Brotherhood manages to combine old and new elements with skill and imagination while adding, for the first time, a potentially fascinating multiplayer component. All the action is now set in Rome, rather than the three distinctive city architectures of the previous game. And indeed, things do start slowly, with the Siege of Monteriggioni lulling you into a false sense of security as you get used to new abilities, from being able to ride horses, to two-handed combat against enemies that will happily gang up on you rather than waiting politely for their turn.
Limited Codex edition provided all the DLC's that are already out on XBox 360 and PS3. For AC fan's, it would be a great buy.