It’s only fitting that 10 years from the initial creation and release of the first Assassin’s Creed game that I venture forth and review The Ezio Collection. The collection brings together Assasin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations for the first time on one disc. Also included within the collection are all extra pieces of DLC for each respective game and two movies. Now has never been a better time to play Assassin’s Creed’s best bits for the first time or a second.
Assassin’s Creed II
Storyline and Plot
Gameplay and Game Mechanics
Visually enhanced to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, each game has been given an extra graphical boost. Although the games have not been remade from the bottom up, the extra crispness in the graphics and fluidity in the gameplay makes this collection of strong last-generation games more exceptional. The game feels richer with colour in this collection, rather than washed out and dark and cutscenes which include facial close-ups seem to include detailed textures.
The game plays like I’ve always remembered but with added polish – except the general movement of Ezio as this still feels clunky at times in comparison with newer titles such as Unity with its parkour-style movement.
Unfortunately, I found Brotherhood to be dotted with glitches, which I’ve not come across in the original releases before. I’ve come across horses and their riders walking across the water to Ezio reaching parts of the environment he shouldn’t and freefalling in mid-air. These glitches aren’t game-ruining by any means but can become compromising to gameplay when they occur during missions. I will admit though, escaping on horseback across a river has to be one of the highlights throughout my time of playing games.