I've been a fan of the entire series, so I was eagerly awaiting this installment.
Almost immediately I was hooked. After playing Brotherhood and Revelations, this one actually felt like a sequel to Assassins Creed 2. Instead of slightly building on the previous installments and throwing in a new story, it felt reworked from the ground up. It was different enough to not feel stale.
Unfortunetly, I kept running across small minor bugs. In themselves they didn't pose a problem, but I began seeing more and more of them. Sometimes I would encounter a few of these bugs on the same mission.
The biggest issue I cam across was after fast traveling the camera was detached from the player. Based on the mini map my character would walk around and move, but my camera would be placed somewhere random on the map.
The next biggest Issue I cam across dealt with my assassin recruits, sometimes when I would call them to assassinate someone, they would get stuck on other NPCs, or random objects. This happened to me almost every time I called them during the first half of the game.
All in all I still loved the game, I just wish it was more polished.
glitchy game, lots of bugs and NPC's getting stuck, the main battles are a few short button pushes and the final game ending battle is a chase and 20 minutes of cut-scenes....
even then achievments suck. took less than 10 hrs to beat and honestly i should of walked away sooner i just expected it to get better and it doesn't. AC2 was one of my favorite games but sadly AC3 didnt get pre-tested or something because its NOTHING like the previous AC games...