Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood DLC - Da Vinci Disappearance Review

So, a new DLC for Assassin's Creed came out today. This one is available on both Xbox Live and PSN retailing for $10 (800 Microsoft Points). Essentially, without spoiling too much, Leonardo Da Vinci was kidnapped and you have to get him back. You may be wondering why I was so brief with the description. Well, the reason is, if I said anymore it could spoil the whole thing. The single player campaign added on is that short! I cleared the whole thing in just about 2 hours, despite the fact that I did make a lot of careless mistakes along the way. But for those two hours you can expect the same quality quests that you'd expect from the main game.

On top of that, two extra dungeons were added. And the only other thing added was some new multiplayer modes. And if you've played Brotherhood's multiplayer already you basically know what you're getting yourself into. Nothing that is added is that drastic to drive you to play the game anymore than you already do.

My primary gripe against this expansion is the price and the amount of added gameplay you get for it. Is 2 hours and some extra multiplayer worth $10? Hello no. If this expansion was say $5, I'd say, hey, you get what you pay for and I'd probably give the whole pack a 9 out of 10. There are quality missions here that match those of the main game along the great voice work and cutscenes that you've already come to know from Brotherhood. But again, the amount of time you get, isn't worth the purchase price. When this DLC goes on sale, make a jump for it, but until then....


FINAL SCORE: 8 out of 10


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