My friend got AC III a week ago. Got a chance to play at his house. He thought it was good, but still favors AC2. I found it very inspiring. Playing as Haytham was quite cool. The free running is much more smooth than the previous games. One thing I did not find appealing was the intro training thing w/ Desmond. I suppose it's for noobs to the game. However, it annoyed me greatly. Oh well. Trivial first world problems.