The Ezio Collection Review – Everything is True, Nothing is Permitted

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 colourĀ 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.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

Storyline and Plot

Gameplay and Game Mechanics

Assassin’s Creed Revelations

Storyline and Plot

Gameplay and Game Mechanics

7.5
Good
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection
Conclusion
If you want to experience Assassin's Creed on a newer generation of consoles then you should consider this collection of games, likewise if you have yet to set foot in the world of the Assassin's. However, for anyone who is looking for something completely different from the originally released titles, this isn't for you.
Things I Like
The better games in the Assassin's Creed series in one place
Each game looks more polished than before - all those vibrant colours
All of the extra content is now available in a single package, including movies
Things I Didn't Like
Glitches and errors present that I never stumbled across in the original releases

What are your thoughts?

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