The conclusion to the Ezio trilogy, AC:R had a somewhat poor reception among both critics and players. This seems unfair, as it gently improved upon most core gameplay and mechanical aspects of the critically acclaimed AC:B. Unfortunately, most of these improvements were rather subtle, while completely new additions such as the tower defense mini-game fell short of expectations. In addition, most of the story-related aspects of the game are somewhat disappointing compared to its predecessor: Old Ezio isn’t quite as lively and fun as young Ezio, Constantinople is a beautiful city but not quite as magnificent as Rome or Venice and the campaign itself is a bit short. All that being said, the underground city in Cappadocia remains one of my favorite Assassin’s Creed locations. Anyone who enjoyed the first two entries of the Ezio trilogy won’t regret playing this.