Oh man, now I remember why I stopped playing this game about a dozen times. Frustrating as fuck controls, super-repetitive combat, and the fact that 9/10 encounters leave you either thrown off of a rooftop or surrounded by 30 guards... I really don't think I'll be able to finish this.
AC2 and Brotherhood are such monstrous improvements over this, it's amazing that they came from this game.
Yeah, I played AC2 first, and then AC1, and it completely changed the way I approach AC2 and Brotherhood I'm amazed I completed it too. Not 100% completed, mind you, but finished the story