This game takes pretty much all of the previous Assassin's Creed gameplay, and turns it on it's head, for better, or for worse. Control schemes are wildly different than previous incarnations, multiplayer is now an essential part of the game if you want to progress fully, character customization. The list goes on and on. For all it does good, it does a lot wrong unfortunately. There were two specific things that I really was turned off by. The first, is that the last several entries in the series (III, Black Flag, Rogue), you had a very interesting environment to explore, and huge at that. This game was a huge regression in that to me. You basically have a city to run around and do things in again and that is it. It gets very boring quickly for me. The other thing is that the story just kind of.... sucked. Which is very unusual for a Creed game. Other than the beginning, there was little to no ties to the previous games, and no real progression of the main storyline in the series. Also the whole Animus TV stuff SUCKED, and it was weird and not done correctly. That's the real problem throughout the game, is it is not explained well enough, I felt lost in the story the entire game through. The DLC was a real treat, introduced a lot of awesome features we have never before seen in a Creed game, but even then, the story was just not implemented correctly. Okay, that's the bad. The good, is surprisingly enough, the multiplayer. I was very skeptical of this at first but the more I played it, the more I enjoyed it. Something about coordinating with team-members to plan an assassination just gives you a serious badass feeling. The combat is super fun and varied. The new items are great too. Basically, all of the gameplay elements are great. Everything else is just kind of meh. I would recommend this game for people who are fans of the series, but only hardcore fans.