I chose to gave this game a try due to LOVING the first AC on PC. That's really where my enjoyment ends for this series. However I did play through it in 12hrs 55mins the only enjoyment was trophies.
The premise of this game is so weird and odd and was a total turn off. This "virtual simulation" machine called the Animus, more like a Virtual Enema, that transports your modern day d-bag character named Desmond to the days of the American Revolutionary War 1775.
I enjoyed the subject matter but this SciFi injection is so odd that it doesn't belong together along with your lame character. I rather much would have played something more straight forward. The story was so hard to bare that its like attempting to fornicate after 20 beers when in reality it's like trying to playing pool with a noodle. Too sloppy & doesn't work.
The load times are ridiculous with a over abundance of cut-scenes that interrupt your playing experience. You are presented with a white geometric room with rotating shapes with your character standing there while the game loads. I was so bored looking at these every few minutes I was acting like I was running Football Wide Receiver Routes to keep myself busy and entertained.
The controls are clunky and often got me killed due to the lack of a crouch/sneaking function. Running & scaling walls often end in glitches while you plummet to your death.
Your character will get caught standing straight up when he should be sneaking around carefully. The enemy AI is very tough to shake in this game and I was often swarmed with 10+ guards that are quick to kill you.
The voice acting & with bland uninteresting characters make the story more unbearable than it already is. Desmond the main character is so easy to dislike you mentally check out sooner than expected. The ending itself is so unsatisfying it's not worth it. Google it.
To note; you will still be doing tutorials hours into the game.
First. Connor is an a hole. I understand fighting for his people but he gets unlikable. They showed so much tree climbing stuff but I could never find the endless branches to climb. The fort in the e3 demo I don't think was in this. I liked how you play as a Templar for the first 1-4(I think) missions. The ending is mildly confusing. Since 4 is a prequel to 3 I guess it won't be answered? I didn't like the naval combat, too difficult. And there was no real assassin contracts in the main story, just a few people to get revenge on or to get to Charles lee. I own every assassins console game but after this ill rent