The producers said it themselves but lie about why.... https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2498708/assassins-creed-suffers-fr... The cut scenes telling proper character's back story and would have been "Break Out " roles for a few Lead actors! https://vimeo.com/203565223 Regardless of gamer POV. The audience got lost in the story itself cause there was none! Paying attention to detail as though it were real story asking yourself why this and that is happening along with others like why is that girl there and where did she come from? Oh, budget cuts doesn't matter kill that character off?...Hmmmm? You were forced to set there and take it like a dummy who watches merely because you don't want to FEEL you yet again got fooled by the Hollywood trailer into spending $ on a action cinematic flop AGAIN within the last 14-year suck period...like Dustin Hoffman said. "Writers aren't doing their homework"..but that wasn't exactly the case; various big scenes got cut. 80's and 90's made dozens of blockbusters a YEAR....we are lucky to see 3-4 now! Franchises and merchandising used to be a given! Now a "Fear Factoring" of emotional attempt at rational has plagued producers minds with them cutting scenes, back sliding, taking no risk and rinse and repeating!..."does that make sense?" Pointless non-Jackie Chan slow fighting as usual with celeb faces and no heavy breathing after getting the wind knocked out of'em along with 24-moves incredibly without fail against ALL opponents that's modern crap! Like the audience is just a child watching cartoons like Blues Clues! Sequels cannot be successfully produced when they are already put-off by the first one sucking; they will cut there loses on the whole franchise. Film is all money now days which is WHY it wasn't loved by critics and audience undisputed and actors and film makers need to do something about it like they did when they took back the movie making rights from the studios and the studios put the production back in the able hands of the actors and directors.