I miss the amazing lookout over amazing cities. This is trees, cliffs looking at trees, more trees, a hardly impressive church spire then....lots more trees. Yeah, not nearly as visually impressive as past ACs. Lacks nobility. This character seems more embittered, mono-toned and doesn't seem to bond with other game characters so he lacks the poise of nobility that even brash Altair developed and Ezio had and we often got to experience through their associations. Desmond's sequences were very disappointing.
Always had the feeling that something amazing was about to happen...but it never did. This is a much more slower paced game with more limitations. It still has great graphics and runs without too many graphic or other glitches.
Satisfying conclusion...I guess...but it would have been awesome if we could have gone to Asia or Indo-China...maybe encountered ninja assassins to help aid against a Templar intrusion. Maybe even get to go climb a Tibetan Monastery in the mountains. Instead...this climbing trees all the time and domestic squabbling gets sadly boring at times. I love you, Ubisoft..but seriously this could/should have been so much MORE.
This isn't an awful game. It is somewhat disappointing in the collection of work. The conclusion is very predictable extremely early in the game so when it does comes it is simply okay. It doesn't answer alot of questions but it is entertaining. Wait for the price to drop and bottom out, then invest.