Tbf, most of the bitching died down after the elongated ending was released.
Neck deep in AC3 right now. I had hoped that Ubisoft used the time between AC2 and AC3 wisely, and looks like they have. The game looks and feels very, very different. It really took a lot of play time for me to get used to the combat. The controls feel much better and very fluid and natural. The addition of the Frontier is pretty cool. I thought it was going to be just walking around and hunting animals, but it's a lot of fun. And actually killing the animals is very tough. You have to be on top of your game to take out the wolves and cougars, but you absolutely DO NOT **** with the grizzly bears.
The game overall is more difficult, which is a plus as with the lack of different levels of difficulty, Brotherhood and Revelations were way too easy.
The storyline is also the best one since AC2 so far, maybe even slightly better. The duality of the villains is touched upon much like AC1 instead of the whole Templars = Evil thing they persisted with for the last 4 years. The founding fathers aren't always shown in a very positive light which is predictable but still very good to see. The architecture in the game is not as impressive as any of the other games in the franchise but that's understandable given the setting. But I think they made up for it by making a very good Frontier. My biggest complaint has been that it can be hard as hell climbing on to trees at times, but the transition from tree to tree is pretty much flawless.
You get to play in modern Urban landscape quite a bit as well, which is well constructed and also a lot of fun. I just climbed all over a Brazilian stadium with an MMA match going on in my last mission, shades of Splinter Cell: Double Agent right there.
I'm very impressed with the game so far, a huge improvement over Revelations which was just... ugh.
Can't decide on a signature? Why not Zoidberg?
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