I haven't had a chance to play AC3 yet, though my brother has been keeping me updated on how it plays compared to the other games. You can check out our list of top gametypes here on youtube. AC3 is set in colonial America and brings even more characters to multiplayer than before. Without further delay here's the comparison image:
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Personally I think they brought a more visually diverse cast to the table this time around, which was a problem I had with the shift from Brotherhood to Revelations. Besides being an all around more colorful (hues and shades, actual colors) we also have characters that are much more interesting and from all walks of life. We have pick-pockets, Native Americans, Canadians, British soldiers, woodsmen and night assassins, just to name a few! It's so much easier to pick out a favorite than last time around and I hope they keep them coming!
Bottom line, I say well done Ubisoft! Looking forward to any DLC characters you have, as well as any future installments of Assassin's Creed!
If you want to know what we think are the top 5 gametypes of Assassin's Creed 3 check out our list! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tneE0KcxPrI