A honest review from a fan of the franchise. Give it time, it grows on you.
One thing I will say it that its SLOW to start and maybe that's why its turning people away. Yes its a bit controlling at the start and holds your hand alot but I guess that's just Ubi making the franchise playable to new people. But be warned, youre going to have ALOT of cinematics from the start. But stick with it and it will be worth the wait.
I actually started by playing multiplayer and thought it was great. Now I'm a COD fanboy too but this beats COD by a long shot. You actually have to use tactics and observations. Yes, your target might be right in front of you but killing them might reveal you to the bloke hunting you. Being the hunter and the hunted at the same time give a new kind of thrill.
The single player game looks great. Graphics are very nice so I can only assume PC will be even better. Controls are different a bit but its good to have some variety. I think Ubisoft should be congratulated for trying something new. Yes it isnt going to pleas everyone but I think we were all getting a bit sick of Ezio