^^Great analysis, Gornot. I agree with you on some counts, although I still think Assassins Creed was good. Perhaps not half as good as AC2 but decent.
Now, whether it is better than GTA and aforementioned FPS games (why would you want to compare them with FPS games in the first place) is debatable, but seeing as how we didn't exactly have many games like this (except the "Thief" franchise, I guess) it is certainly something one must check out.
Sorry, what I meant was that the GTA and COD franchises are/were heavily publicised and are considered to be great games. Sure, they're good, but I'm just saying that for a 'not as known' game like AC, it really raises the bar. Anyway, everyone I talk to about Brotherhood says it's amazing. I seriously can't wait to play it.