I have read several reviews complaining about the interface and other components of the game being confusing and I disagree.
First, I am completely new to AC. Never played a mech type game and for some reason picked this up on a whim. While this game appears to be super in depth to begin with, it quickly makes itself user friendly.
The confusing, tough interface people seem to have a problem with actually works well for me. In fact, I was impressed with the ease of communicating, ease of navigating menus/objectives/mech assembly and linking up with my squad mates. I even started my own team and have successfully recruited a dozen other players for our team.
Seriously, if I can figure this game out, get a team up and running while defending our territory, so can anyone of you. True, there is a small learning curve but I found the curve to be enjoyable. Also true, this game is not for everyone, but for me I was pleasantly surprised. I put ME3 down if that helps any. Give it more than 30 minutes, join a half decent team or create and recruit your own. Fun level just elevated to happy level..
This game is SO intense! Constant online connectivity creates super team skills between you and your other team mates. The controls flow great, and although a complete overhaul of traditional AC gameplay, IT'S AMAZING. Graphics are stunning as well, best AC graphics I've seen, and I've played ALL the AC games. Newcommers might find this game odd, but then again, this isn't a FPS or Mass Effect. The story is longer than ever (10 missions) each mission is has many parts, and quite difficult. There's upwards of 60 order missions (Go in, kill these guys, kill this AC, typical AC missions). SO MANY PARTS. Gah, why are you reading this and not playing this game right now? 10/10!