If you read our hands-on impressions of this title from the Eurogamer Expo, you would know that we were initially sceptical of a sequel to the amazing Assassin’s Creed II, coming only a year after that release. How could the game really improve on its predecessor and surely this was just a cash-in. Early talk of a radical new multiplayer mode that would be unlike any other console title further worried me – a quick slapdash multiplayer deathmatch wasn’t going to set the world on fire. If you read our Eurogamer article, you will also know that we were wrong. The early build of the multiplayer showed huge promise, was great fun to play, and got us incredibly excited about the full release.
So, now the game is out, boasting a full single player campaign alongside the innovative stealth multiplayer modes. Has the game skimped on substance, simply to deliver us this new online experience or can the game stand up as a full-on Assassin’s Creed canon release?