When I first started to play the game, I must admit, I did have the 'More of the Same' feeling. There are a few changes to the game mechanics which refresh the Assassin's Creed franchise, however if you are looking for something completely different to the previous two games, then to be honest, why are you even looking at an Assassin's Creed title!?
There is a reason that it is 5 stars, what this game does give you is more of the fantastically enjoyable adventures that anyone who has played an Assassin's Creed game simply MUST experience.
What Ubisoft do excel at, especially in regards to the Assassin's Creed series, is GREAT storytelling. The whole storyline in this game, much like the previous titles, is immersive, captivating and really creates an experience like no other.
The main storyline is satisfying in length (though with a great game you are always left wanting more!) , the side missions are a great addition and the multiplayer is really great fun.
Overall I would highly recommend this game to both Assassin's Creed fans and those who maybe new to the game. To the current fans it offers answers to MANY questions left after Brotherhood and to the new people it offers a game you will have never experienced before.
Personally, the character of Ezio Auditore is one that I have come to really like over the past few games, if indeed this is the last we see of him, then without giving away any spoilers, I am glad it ended the way it did!