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I have played Assassin's Creed off n' on since it began. I skipped Brotherhood & Revelations in hopes Ubisoft wouldn't just pump out another money hungry title. But guess what- yet another game forced to into the world horribly unrefined. I am ashamed to have wasted 1 of my 2 rental slots on this muck. NPC's pop in n' out of existence as do numerous other items. Enemies are more than plentiful making movement in this game a bit irritating considering you turn a corner and start battling. While following Samuel Adams, I was spawned just outside a small shop... rendered inside a guard. As Samuel warns me not to do anything to upset anyone, 6 guards render and begin to attack. Suddenly, from the far right, 12 more line up perfectly aimed musket shots leaving Connor dead. Let's not forget the camera is pulled in pretty close and often gets stuck in some awkward angle from sliding under a broken fence. The horse is ridiculous. It will get you from A to B, after you find the perfect route . The infinitely respawning enemies inside of the forts are a bit much as well. Connor seems to have the assassin's blade, despite being quite young and his wrists bare. He takes down animals and people with his pointy... palms. Oh, and the hundreds of tiny collectibles make for a great distraction, if you can figure out what you're actually doing. the mission briefings are so bland: "A vision of a woman spurred 'Connor' to leave his village. He searches for a way to protect it from the encroaching colonists." That's all my briefing has said for the last 4 chapters. Absolutely no info. Don't forget the little kids who seem to have listened to Gangnam Style before being implemented; constantly blocking your path with a silly "Op, op, op, op, hehehehehe". Here kids, have $25 to leave. I hope Ubisoft slows down on their games. Take some time on it. Quit rushing to get the next big game out and then charging us for extra codes for ultimate content.
Not only is the story a complete bore, but the cut aways to modern time seem to lack motivation and moral complexity. Sure, the gameplay is fun, and the presence of hunting and trading is a good addition, but story, what Assassin's Creed has been known for, is absent. Assassin's Creed 2 remains the best story in the franchise, while Brotherhood contains the best gameplay. Overall, the trip to Revolutionary America COULD of been amazing. But Ubisoft grew tired of making good Assassin's Creed games.