Done, with a whopping 95 hours spent doing everything except the races and the arena fights. And I thought it was quite an enjoyable ride, and don’t see why some are so negative about the game. The gameplay structure didn’t seem to be that different from Witcher 3 (main quest, bunch of side quests, question marks for ‘other’ things) with a better horse (not by much, but I thought it was better) and having the use of a bow and arrow. And of course the eagle. It kind of reminded me of Black Flag - which makes sense, given it was the same team. I mean, I don’t think BF had side quests, but it was a pretty open world ‘gated’ by your ability level.
That’s not to say it’s perfect. Most of the side quests fell into the same ‘infiltrate this enemy camp/stronghold and kill/steal/rescue this person/item’, but I enjoyed that quite a bit, so it didn’t bother me. I thought the character of Bayek was a good one as the ‘first’ assassin. Aya was OK as the first ‘Chief’ assassin, but her parts seemed like step backwards since you lost the eagle ability, plus all your weapons, extra arrows, etc from Bayek (although she did have the sailing parts - did like those). It will be interesting to see where the story-based DLC goes from here (other than, I assume, Cleopatra). And the story was decent enough for an AC game. Not the best, maybe, but certainly far from the worst. Personally, I look forward to where they take this style of gameplay next.
I think Brotherhood is still my favorite, but this and AC4 are right there behind it. And I’m still surprised that this game was so much more well received than ME:A, since the gameplay structure was very similar (other than having different planets vs one large land mass).