The fact that this trailer is referred to as a "gameplay" trailer (don't even ask why it's called the second one) really speaks to the biggest problem with Assassin's Creed games of the past.
The over-use of cutscene cenematics instead of letting the player control their character keeps the game from reaching the next level in my opinion. I'd hoped they might have learned something from all the complaints in AC3, die-hard fanboys not included of course, but if this trailer is any indication, they have learned nothing.
Anyway, here is the "gameplay" trailer:
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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