It will be Assassin's Creed 2.85, not Assassin's Creed 3. Ubisoft simply don't know what to do with this game and always lose track of what actually makes the game fun and what doesn't.
I was already pissed-off from Brotherhood because the last 2 hours involved repeatedly
facing 5-10 enemies in a confined box (literally) with nowhere to run or hide. It's almost like the developers forgot their dose of cocaine that morning and went "Assassinations? Blending in? Whatever for? SWORD FIGHTING TIME!". It should've been called Swordsman's Creed. Not to mention the repetitiveness of it all.
One particular mission will always remain in my mind, it was a scene where I was standing amongst 30 people at a funeral, my goal was to assassinate the royal person who was going to give the speech. Someone tips him off that there is a assassin in the crowd, and I hear him say "alas, it appears one of us here is an assassin!" I figured it would be no problem, while they're trying to figure out who it is I would've stuck a hidden blade into his neck and gone. Right? Approximately 0.5 seconds later, every guard, crusader and archer in the area makes a beeline STRAIGHT FOR ME without a moment's hesitation. No questioning, no attacking anyone else, just point-blank straight for me. At this point I thought I had done something horribly wrong, so I loaded the mission again. Exactly the same thing happened no matter where I stood amongst the people. It was bizarre.
I spent the next 30 minutes running around the city killing them one by one as they chased me. When I finally killed my target (there were still 15+ guards left) it went into that dream-sequence where they give you a 5 minute speech after dying (I suppose all the guards just politely waited there for us to finish talking). And after the dream sequence all the remaining guards had mysteriously vanished. It was at that point I thought "....no, just no."
I mean look at this screenshot:
He's more like a tank wielding a sword than an assassin, happy to put himself in silly situations against stupid amounts of enemies because he knows he can hack them down one by one due to their completely inability to attack together and simply watch as their comrades die.Edited by Tippy - 2/15/12 at 6:25pm