This game is definitely different. It's a mix of stealth and action, although you'll most likely be playing it as an action game most of the time. Basically, you're an assassin alive during the third crusade and you're basically trying to liberate three cities from corrput politicians and other high-ranking officials. You're actually more of a hero then an evil assassin. The gameplay is pretty exciting. IT reminds me of Prince of PErsia ad the concept is similar to the Hitman series. There's plenty of fighting involved, although it can become repetitive and it's a major letdown that the only enemies are guards. It's great fun jumpin from rooftop to rooftop, all the while swinging on poles and climbing ladders. The bad part about this game is that you end up doing the same thing over and over again. BAsically you find clues to help you gain enough info. to assassinate your target. The clue-finding involves a variety of almost mini-games such as eavesdropping,pickpocketing,assassinating other assassins' targets, and flag-colecting. This gets old pretty fast, but while it's fresh its pretty damn fun. Throughout the game you'll find tall buildings to climb and citizens being harassed by guards that you can save. Doing these events adds more to your health bar and makes NPCs block pursuing guards so you can escape. Besides this story, there's a second story going on in present time. You play as the assassins descendant and you're in a lab where you learn about a growing plot that i won't spoil for you. Overall, the game is pretty fun and it's always entertaining just jumping from roof to roof. The game should spawn a sequel and I think it will fix up the minor flaws in this one. It's still a fun game but you might want to rent it instead of buying it because it's pretty short.