In [Nat’s] Hands: I Feel the Need for Speed with the Brotherhood

It’s been over a year since I’ve mentioned what’s “In My Hands” but my major gaming purchases ended yesterday with Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

Initial Impressions

NFS:HP—I spent almost 100 hours with Burnout Paradise on two consoles. We’ve only played two hours but I think Criterion has convinced me to do it all over again. BUSTED.

AC:B—I’m only two hours into this game and it has now become my favorite game series of all time. It should have been Assassin’s Creed 3. Combat is richer, Rome is beautiful, and the multiplayer is a nice, quirky bonus.


  1. I hate you. I had no interest in NFS: Burnout Edition until I heard it was made by Criterion and everything about this sounds great.

    And I’d essentially talked myself out of AC: Brotherhood (esp. after buying the Kinect and new 360 a week or two ago) but it sounds like it’s even better than Assassin’s Creed 2. Arg!

    Must resist…

  2. Yeah, same here. I am this close to pulling the trigger on Need for Speed. I haven’t played a competent racing game since Forza 3 and I did play a lot of Burnout.

    And one of these games I need to get around to playing some Assassin’s Creed.

  3. I would have probably purchased NFS the other day except that it’s retailing for $69.99 up here, which is $10 more than AC: B and most other games. The fact that they’re calling it a ‘limited edition’ might account for the extra $10 cost, but EVERY copy is a ‘limited edition’, so it’s kind of a moot point.

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