I haven't played one of these in a while. I will play it. I think it is just the fact that its a reboot of something that isn't all that old is what caused the negativity. And the Sess does gripe about the gameplay. He says the late game combat limits the combo system by forcing you to use certain weapons and thinks that is Sess-poop and not Sess-tastic.
AC3 suffered from being on a HYPE bullet train. The series had already peaked with Bro-Hood and nose dove with Revelations. So the unspectacularness was already apparent.
Darksiders II, IMO, is a much worse waste of potential considering we will prob not get another. Darksiders 1 following grew overtime & this was a chance for a smaller franchise to step up and get a little more mainstream and it was like BLEH.