I never played the original Assassin's Creed games so I cannot comment on the changes the developer made to the franchise.
All I can say is that as someone who loves the ancient world and Egypt mythology, the open world blew me away and travelling through it has been a dream come true.
The combat is a bit clunky and not quite as good as in the successor Assassin's Creed Odyssey, but it's enjoyable overall. Especially the mounted combat is better than in most other games.
The game is also filled with engaging side story missions and doesn't really have any brainless filler missions like AC: Odyssey. It's better in that regard.
The main story line is fine, but won't win any awards. It keeps you interested enough to carry on but the exceptional aspect of the game is the ancient Egyptian world you are exploring. If you're not into that, the game loses its strongest point.
«Can’t stop playing»