I'm loving it especially in modes like wanted and deathmatch, it's much more stealthy now and it's awesome being able to sneak up on people with a huge prompt giving us away. I also really enjoy focus stunning (not in a smokebomb, either stalking an oblivious pursuer or tricking a more onto it pursuer with disguise)
In general the gameplay feels much more polished, I am rarely experiencing glitches and lag, and I have yet to be disconnected from a session, let alone kicked out or froze completely. (The most frustrating thing that happened thus far was being stunned through a wall. They literally shot through the wall and stunned me, I was a good 4 meters away from it and I knew they were trying to corner stun me which is exactly why I waited so far from the wall. But it is excusable because it doesn't happen often)
I am absolutely loving the new characters, the sound effects are better and the maps are awesome.
Artifact Assault is nowhere near as fun as it was in ACR. This is really sad for me, because overall AA would have to have been my favourite mode in ACR. I think the two things that have "Ruined" it in AC3 are:
Smaller maps (Maps feel waay too small, though it varies from map to map, some aren't so bad. But I think even Rome is a bigger map than most of them.)
Removal of compass (To encourage stealth maybe, or to compensate for the smaller maps, but it just isn't as fun. If I want to play with no compass, I would rather play Deathmatch. ACR was honestly nearly perfect, with the only issues being a few glitches (dying and keeping artifact) and balancing issues (double teleports, super smoke bombs, the usual)
Don't get me wrong, it's still fun in AC3. But it just doesn't feel nearly as huge and exciting as ACR, and as weird as it is to say this, I can't wait to get back to ACR. AC3 is fresh, new and exciting, so I am in no rush to get back to ACR, but when I do it's going to be awesome, AC3 does everything great in FFA modes but Artifact Assault just isn't nearly as exciting.
It's one of those cases where I will probably adapt, get used to it, and maybe come to enjoy it more than ACR. But I just don't think so. It's still fun, and I will keep playing AC3 for months because I love it and it's fresh. But overall, especially for Artifact Assault, I will have to head back to ACR if I want a real, competitive, enjoyable gameplay experience.
I am really enjoying Domination. And I am enjoying AA, just not nearly as much as in ACR.