I rate this game so highly because it's a breath of fresh air from Brotherhood's clunky gameplay and endless collection quests. Ubi really cleaned up this one a lot and the story definitely delivers. The underground city sequence? Vaguely annoying, but bearable. The lairs were MUCH easier, which got a little boring but definitely made me happier, and the 100% sync feature was cleaned up as well so it wasn't as arbitrary. The cliffhanger? Not so awesome, but typical at this point. My one beef with this game is that for the end of the Ezio/Altair cycle, it could've been a couple memory sequences longer, but it's also technically an expansion and not a full-fledged sequel.
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I've put around 20 hours into the game already, and this is without even touching the revamped multiplayer. The hook blade, zip lines, new combat, and many other additions are great. I'm not into Constantinople as much as Italy (Venice and Rome) but that doesn't take away from the game. My only criticism so far is that the first person Desmond mission are not fun. Traveling through the animus in an awkward first person way is difficult and i'm stuck on the 2nd one. If you have played any AC games and loved them then this is a must have.
Fanboys. That is the only reason that this title has a high rating. I gave the first AC game a 9/10 the second which didn't feel all that different a 7/10, and from there on 5/10. I think a 5/10 is generous considering they have not expanded very much on their original thought.
Overall it is the exact same game as it's predecessors; which is not necessarily a bad thing, but for those of you wanting something fresh and exciting you will not find it here. To me this game had great potential, but is a mirror image of those before it. The introduction to den defense is nothing but a real time strategy chore, the bank flat out broken. The bombs, although interesting, are nigh worthless and unnecessary for game completion. The assassin apprentice and conquering other cities from afar is interesting, but not worth it for den defense.
This game sends you on very many go-for quests. The few quests you get to assassinate someone, you have very little breathing room, the assassination must be performed without detection and leaves the player no room for creativity or brute force killings. The main story line is fairly short.
Overall this game is worth a play but not a purchase. All the AC games that came before it are better, have greater story line, and are more interesting.