I hadn't played the series and bought it on a whim. In short, its typical mainstream garbage. Gameplay can be summed up as:
Loading screen - lengthy cinematic - walk from here to here - loading screen - cinematic- walk here, press this button - cinematic- loading screen - cinematic- walk here, climb this, press this button - cinematic - repeat, repeat, repeat
I stopped playing after two hours because I was falling asleep, and I'm not even tired. The only thing done well is the graphics. The controls are bizarre and I don't feel in control of anything. Instead of gameplay they have substitued an "interactive story", which boils down to you pressing a button you are told to press and then watch your character do wild ****. It just isn't any fun. And the story isn't interesting. It is set in a realistic environment but everything that is happening is just ridiculous.
I'm so turned off by the "end of the world and only you can stop it" cookie cutter plot. Why does everything have to be so over the top? Isn't the very notion of assassination pretty dramatic on its own? Why can't I just get a simple assassin story? Hell, I don't even need a story. Just give me a paragraph explaining that I'm an assassin and I have to murder subject "x" for reason "y" and let me play a damn game. Let ME be an assassin, and stop watching one who is acting loosely based on my controls.
Before I totally rule it out I will play a little further into it, but you know it's hard to overcome a bad first impression...
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