My first impression is that I'm really fucked off about having to be in work today rather carrying on with Screed 2 pt. 3.
Played the first 30 mins last night - top quality so far, GFX have received a nice improvement and the anims and audio is as top quality as ever.
I like the fact that there's no tutorial with this one and that it run through the "Last time on Assassin's Creed..." part very quickly. I was also VERY pleasantly surprised by the location of where you start as Ezio - talk about feeling like coming home!
The only thing I don't like is how quickly the gameplay section with Desmond at the start is skipped over so quickly. The meta game set in the near-future is probs my favourite part, so I hope we get to see substantially more of him later on in the game.
Anyway, loving it so far, more to follow...