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Great, if you like the others
on December 17, 2011
This is the 46th game in my collection and I say that to let you know I play EVERYTHING.
I'm not going to break this down into categories like many other reviews because I find that sort of thing really subjective. Instead I will say just a few things that I wondered before I made this purchase that now I know.
This game plays almost exactly like AC:Brotherhood. If you liked that game and you couldn't get enough then this should do just fine for you. The controls are almost the same with a few minor changes and UI switches. The missions and objectives are basically the same as Brotherhood with some different scenery, characters, and slight alterations to weapons (nothing that makes a huge impact).
So far as actually playing the game, you play mainly as Ezio with a few chances to play as Altair and completely optional chances to play as Desmond. Playing as Desmond is really different from regular gameplay. There is also "tower defense" in this game. It is minimal and I actually found it a good change of pace every once in a while, but it's "basically" optional too (after the tutorial round).
I never got into the AC multiplayer, as I found it was never embraced as the designers meant for it to be played. This game tries hard to curb the behavior of running and gunning (well...stabbing) like the first MP version but still falls short for me. You are rewarded for strategy and cunning, but it still feels like it could've been better.
I have loved all of the Assassin's Creed games and as such did not hesitate to add this to my collection. If it sounds like there is something you are unsure about, go rent it or get it from Redbox. Within an hour you can pretty much experience every version of play that exists in the game (i.e., multiplayer, single player: Ezio, Altair, Desmond, tower defense, etc).
I haven't found the game to be very glitchy and the controls and parkour movements are very fluid. Just as a note, the take down scenes in fights seem a bit more violent this time around, so a word of caution for young people.
As with all my reviews, if you have any questions or want any advice on this, please leave me a comment and I will give you my OPINION. Remember that folks, reviews are opinons, not the Gospel.