I can’t even discribe in words how disappointed I am in this game because of the ignorance and/or carelessness of the development team for ignoring the importance of shields and phalanxes in hoplite warfare. I started playing the game and realized there was nothing remotely characteristic of ancient Spartan or Greek warfare in the gameplay. I was so eager and interested to see how Ubisoft would incorporate the Greek style of warfare into the game. If it is going to continue to be just a mass of individual fighting without phalanxes or the use of shields, then I want my money back. What a fraud and a waste. Why did they set the game in this time period if they were just going to recklessly and carelessly ignore the historical details that truly would have made this game unique? I’m sorry, “fluidness” is not an excuse for completely ignoring historical context, as that is the primary reason why we play Assassin’s Creed. I can’t play this nonsense anymore knowing I’m constantly going to be disappointed by the lack of effort by Ubisoft to try to immerse players into a story of the time. Ugh, total waste of money.