Maybe it's because I've been playing a lot of Assassins Creed III, which has what can only be described as having a 4 hour intro, but the intro of this story boils down to:
The game has a cold open with you playing as a small girl who follows a chicken and loses her mother, then suddenly flash forward to fighting a bunch of men with no explanation other than you need to learn how to do this. Next thing you wake up in your bed and get told some random and unrelated stuff by a woman who reveals herself to be your step mother. This cutscene ends with Aveline getting up, opening a chest near her bed and lifting out her assassins outfit, she puts it on and next thing you know your stood on the roof, in full assassins gear, already in possession of the dual blades and other weapons.
Did I miss something here? Why the fuck does she have any of this stuff? I'm going to keep playing in the hope that eventually something here decides to make sense, but for anyone on the fence about this game consider it a warning that it's not that great (at least in the early hours)