A game is like a book, you need to grab hold of your audience early on, or they are just going to put it down and move on to something else.
Shame on you. That is not what a book should do... great novels grow slowly, embedding the player/reader slowly in the experience, teasing you with the payoff, slowly building insight...
cbf writing more, but yeah, horribly disagree with you!
AC is one of the most amazing story experiences in modern gaming. The thing is, most of the payoff in each of the titles comes in the closing sequences... but please trust me... oh what a payoff
. I thought the ending to AC2 was amazing but the ending to Revelations blew my tiny mind. I seriously recommend everyone play it through, once you *click* the gameplay becomes incredibly fun.