Okay, to put it bluntly this game is bad, a lot of people giving it a good review just because its an assassin's creed game, if it was called anything else it would receive no were near the credit it dosen't even deserve. why is it a bad game? well its major flaw is its really really boring, its starts of with an amazing action sequence and then you spend the overall 90% of the game getting from A to B, where you will be either gathering information, 'tailing' people basically things a spy or the 'thieves guild' (which is in the game) should really be doing, you actually do very little assassinating during the game, and even when it does come to that point you can just use your 'assassin recruits' which was a good thing to add to the game but they are way too effective. travelling is also an issue, even on horseback it can take a good while and the fast travel locations need to be purchased.
Another flaw is partly the gameplay. There is far too many different actions for the amount of buttons on the controller, trying to break the defence 'kick' bulkier enemy's while trying to evade/counter the weaker ones is just ridiculous, trying to lock onto enemies can also be frustrating, even trying to assassinate enemies can be difficult at times with flawed controls. The previous AC games also had this issue.
However one of the things i did enjoy was exploring the hideouts of the followers of Romulus, i think more exploration of ancient places in an assassins creed would do it a lot of good and keep the gamers interested. The multiplayer was also a nice change but its nothing fabulous.
Ubisoft should have spent more time in developing an improved 3rd assassins creed rather than rushing this out which just lingers in assassins creed 2's shadow. with all the spying and pointlessness im surprised this wasn't a 007 game. Just kidding. Or am i? But seriously this game was a big disapointment. Sad Face :(