As soon as I first saw the trailer videos for this, I was hooked!
The storyline combines a clever use of facts laced with fiction, making good depth and quality of story line. Having been told not long before release that time travel was involved, I was both intrigued and puzzled as to how this was going to fit in with trailer videos of gameplay in Jerusalem. But when starting the game, all was cleared up and again a clever use of fact laced with fiction made this a game to behold!
Gameplay is great, looking out over the cities from the vantage points are impressive, clever fight controls mixed with stealthiness and requires a little thought before alerting half the cities guards to your presence!
Only a 4 for being slightly repetitive, but the hunt for the flags and Templars help add a little extra zing in there.
I hope the 2nd one can take the core quality and expand upon it.
Excellent work and must buy!