This game gets to a slow start, but really picks off with a great story and a worthy ending for our hero Ezio.
The bad thing that sticks out, is that this game is more of the same and doesn't really have any big new update avaliable for it. There is no graphics update for it, it looks a little better than the others, but doesn't have any real new update. It also lacks in variety when it comes to new missions, they will seem familiar to old players
The gameplay has been refined and his better than ever with. New animations and better combat gives it the best combat system to date in the series. The upgrades for the weapon is just as good as the previous game, and doesn't ruin it, but introdouces some new weapons in it instead of just copy and pasting.
The underground puzzles are actually more fun and very well done this time around. They have a total new feel and it's not the same slow paced platform puzzles as the last ones in the series. These are more fun in the sense that you just run through them as fast as possible trying to reach your targets in some of them. The bombs also make for a nice new addition to make the gameplay more dynamic and trying to do something new.
The story starts with a bang, but goes slowly after the first sequence and slowly builds up. This game may lack supporting characters that Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood, but having Altair and fewer stronger characters in this game is refreshing. This game is probably the most heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time in the series. It's a really well told story of both Ezio and the flashbacks of Altair. It's a worthy ending to both Ezio and Altair, and it truly shows us how great of characters those two are.
The setting doesn't have the same flair as the two earlier games in the series, but it's beautiful to look at. It has also challenges for the player to explore as much as the earlier games.