Not surprised, this looks bland as all hell, never been a fan of the AC series and this dosen't sound like an improvement over the others. Also the VR thing in this series has always been really stupid, what motivation do you have to keep playing if you know that the characters don't even truly exist in the game's world?
Risen 2 isn't really what i'd call good, IMO it's a bland and boring RPG with lots of tedious grinding.
I've played the first two AC games, and enjoyed them, but nothing after that. I do know that a ton of people who live at the school with me own and love this game, and I was considering playing the rest of the way through the series to get to it. By the way you talk about going to the real world, I'm guessing this is the first AC game you've played. They do that in all their games, and a lot of people don't like that aspect, but I think most of them have gotten used to it after five games.
Yes, this was my first Assassin's Creed game, and I probably should have stated as much. But if something bothers me, what difference does it make if it was or wasn't in the previous games or not? It still sucks!