Before I begin, let me just say that AC is one of my favorite series ever. Some of the games aren't as great but overall it's a solid series.
However, I'm really disappointed that in their grand transition of making you play as a Templar, Ubisoft wasn't able to make the gameplay any different. When you play as a templar (AC3, AC: Rogue) you have the exact same abilities as an assassin, you hunt your targets just like an assassin and you use the same weapons as an assassin. You are basically an assassin but you're not because....uhh....the story says so.
The fuck Ubisoft? If you're so hell bent on showing us both sides of this epic struggle, why am I playing every game in the same exact manner? When I was hunting templars in the middle east, I always envisioned them to be these mighty warriors, wielding big swords and sporting giant armor, but as it turns out they're just a bunch of dudes who learned the ancient ways and techniques of a thousand year old secret society and can do everything theses "assassins" can do without issue.
Even your own damn fiction dictates that the Assassin Order is a society where every single member is trained in the art of the kill and the Templars are powerful people who can command armies using magical trinkets, political influence or brute force. Fighting fire with fire is just lazy Ubisoft, give me a templar game where being a templar actually makes a difference. You're releasing two games this year, surely you could gamble on at least one of them and make some real changes to the gameplay.
Am I the only one who feels this way GB? (I'm not). Why should Ubisoft keep the core intact? Why should they change it? What do you guys want to see in the future for this series?