I have played everyone of the AC's from 1 to Revelations now pretty much done with 3... which to say the least didn't seem to take much time at all, granted I did not go through for the collectables nor do I plan on it this time. I love the graphics and the historical feel of it, which makes it a great rental, but they changed the feel of the controls, I am used to it messing up a little... but sitting there screwing a tree for a few seconds before climbing it is not my idea of fun. Other then the control issues, if you are a history buff, you may really enjoy this game for it brings key characters from the Revolutionary War era to life with great detail.
This game has some of the things I have come to love from Assassin's creed and a lot of the things I hate. There are a fair amount of bugs that make you restart a mission because someone alerted to you and then never went back to their route, or because for some reason the enemy doesn't go aggro on you so you can't attack them. Some games are PVE, some are PVP, but this one is PVGM; player vs game mechanics. They also took out the missions where you scaled the inside of grand structures, trying to beat the clock and solve puzzles and replaced them with a couple of half-hearted missions where you jump where the onscreen prompts tell you. There were some good functionality changes and the economy system is alright but prepare to be frustrated if you are anything of a completionist.
Same ol fun game with a good change of scenery. After 4 games of the same buildings its good to see something new. Theres Lots new buildings and tree's to climb. Brings back your own lil town like on assassin creed 2 but better cause you get to know and help out the people in your own lil village. Fun game good story i recommend this to any old fan or new players will enjoy the new assassin story.