I’m not worried about the game living up to the high quality gameplay, setting, or plot, all of these I believe will be fantastic. I am talking about the main character.
The transition from Altair Ahad (the most uncharismatic man in all of history) to Ezio Auditore (a badass charismatic italian) was incredibly well received. And who would expect otherwise? Ezio is simply awesome in every way.
One reason I believe it will be hard for gamers to part with Ezio is because they have been through so much with him. Gamers were with Ezio from the beginning, when he was just a young man without a care in the world. They were with him when templars murdered his family, and when he was thrusted into the secret order of assassins. Gamers were with him from the begining of his assassin life all the way till the end
And now gamers must accept a completely new face to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I do have high hopes for this new assassin, even if he does not live up to Ezio’s greatness, I’m sure he will be an excellent addition to the series.
All in all I am incredibly hyped for the new Assassin’s Creed, let me know what you think about it in a comment!