The Assassin Creed franchise has been a favorite of the GamePro staff from the very beginning. However, we had some misgivings about Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood due to its relatively short development cycle. Releasing just a short year after the second installment, it left us wondering if it could properly live up to the series' sterling reputation. Thankfully, it seems our fears were misplaced, and Brotherhood adds a rich new chapter to the tale of the war between the Templars and the Assassins. Plus, the new multiplayer modes sound like an absolute blast.