The growth of Venetian trade and wealth in the Levant roused the jealousy of Genoa and the hostility of the imperial court at Constantinople, where the Venetians are said to have numbered 200,000 and to have held a large quarter of the city in terror by their brawls.
Two other sons, Rocco and Cristoforo, both of them notorious rakes, were killed in brawls.
There were no signs of famine or diseases that oft struck Landis, no fights in the streets for a higher position in the warlord-king's court or among his chosen men, no brawls over who would mate with a woman of age.
The parallels are undeniable between the two series of games, but it was great to see Genesis owners enjoy some back alley brawls too.
However, I have had an opportunity to play them all over the course of several long nights of rambunctious multiplayer brawls.