Top critical review
on June 28, 2014
I'm fresh off of finishing the Ezio trilogy, and I've started this game. I can't say I hate the game, because so far its turned out to be alright. However, compared to Brotherhood and Revelations the game has left something more to desire. The combat system has been a bit reworked to accommodate the use of guns and countering (if you're playing with a controller especially) is no longer hold a modifier button (a trigger button) and then action (x). Instead they've mapped counter to b, which is just plain different from what we've been used to in the earlier games. Free-running has been made more seamless but even so as you might notice during the early and short tutorial stage of the game, can prove problematic where you can simple hurdle over an edge you'd like to first climb up and jump off of (as you'd normally do in Revelations.)
All that being said, the setting is fresh and a nice change of pace. I'm looking forward to the rest of the game. Maybe its not the pinnacle of the series, but I'm sure if you had played it without knowing it was an Assassin's Creed game, you'd be just fine.