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10 Video Games Sequels That Were EXACTLY The Same

9. Assassin's Creed: Revelations

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was, from a narrative perspective, a perfect continuation from the franchise high point that was Assassin's Creed II. It depicted protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze growing older, becoming wiser, and using new but familiar gameplay mechanics to fight the evil Templar Order in a single, historically important city. From there, the series shifted to Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which featured protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze growing older, becoming wiser, and using new but familiar gameplay mechanics to fight the evil Templar Order in a single, historically important city.

The parallels between the two were too obvious to overlook, but there were many notable differences between the games. For example, the Rome of Brotherhood and the Istanbul of Revelations were drastically different worlds to explore and parkour through, even though both featured almost the exact same shop designs, had sections be unlocked by capturing and converting Templar hideouts, and were riddled with recruitment missions for the player's growing legion of assassins. Funny that.

Even their new elements, a multiplayer mode and a tower defense mini-game respectively, were traditional gameplay fodder and would have appeared in the series sooner or later anyway. Both games even featured nonsensical and annoyingly vague Desmond Miles subplots, though they were still early-period Assassin's Creed games so that may have been to be expected.

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