If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Let me just say right off the bat I'm a giant fan of the Assassin series, ever since the first game I really loved the whole idea of going back in history and playing through it, but Assassin's Creed takes you from that and puts you in a different idea than what use to be the norm of having to play some first person shooter set back in WW2 or some RTS going through Roman times.
I know the first game you either liked it or hated it, I never met someone who was on the fences about it, but once AC2 came along, it really opened people up to the story, not only cause the game play but Ezio was such a likable character, the man was mostly the James Bond of the Italian Renaissance.
Well enough of me running about about the series. Let's get to this... Fuck you of a game. As you can already see I'm not the best of moods about how I feel about this game. I'M NOT GOING TO SPOIL ANYTHING, this is a review of how I feel about the GAMEPLAY.
First things first, this game uses a upgraded engine of the older games, but I got to say, it doesn't make this game better. Yeah you can climb tress, hunt animals, and sail ships, and at what I thought would totally blow me away... Didn't really. It doesn't help they pushed this game to get out, I understand Fall is the time to get games out, I mean the Holidays boost video game company(s) it either makes or breaks some. Yet this is Ubisoft, they know how things work, I'm trying not to hammer a series I love like a son of mine, but I do need to slap it in the face and say quit being stupid.
Even the free running that was so smooth in the later AC2 installments, isn't there anymore, while playing in Boston it seems like the buildings are too spaced out, by the time you already jumped three or four roof tops, you've got no where else to go but down. Unless it's for a mission, they point you mostly in the clear path. Yet I'm still hitting bugs in the running, where I'm climbing up things I shouldn't or I'm not running where I want to go.
I will say sailing a large boat was a good idea, again it falls short, it kind of reminds me of what a new version of Sid Meier's Pirates would look and feel like if it was remade for the PS3 or 360. Yeah you can do all the missions for your boat, but mostly when you did ONE mission, you mostly did them all.
At the end of the day if they only spit shined and fixed some problems, the game play would of been better to me, I'm not saying it's not a horrible game, but to me, I fell into the hype and got lost. I only hope other fans of this series don't take it as a back stab and only hope Ubisoft fits some of the problems.
For the score I'm giving it a close 3 out of 5.