LA Examiner: I admit, when Assassin's Creed Brotherhood was announced a while back, I wasn't exactly brimming with excitement. Having just played through the last game back in February, I didn't want to feel short-changed with another installment in less than a year. Assassin's Creed 2 improved so much upon Altair's story, I didn't think there was much they could do within a year's time. Boy, was I wrong. Brotherhood takes what was set up in Ezio's first outing and gives a well-fleshed out and exciting adventure worthy of a place in the top of the series, if not in the top of the genre.