If you're a major, scary Assassin's Creed fan, I have a dilemma for you. While you've still got a week and a half to wait for Assassin's Creed III to be released on console (even longer for PC), the soundtrack is available right now. The question is: Do you listen to it without the gameplay, or do you wait?
If you're one of the more spoiler-wary types, you may like to stay well away, as (inevitably) some of the track titles may include minor plot points. Otherwise, the choice is yours.
One major difference this time around is the composer himself: Scottish musician Lorne Balfe has taken over the reins, having worked on the franchise previously with Jesper Kyd. The largely-Hollywood-friendly composer has brought a different feel to the soundtrack compared to earlier games, but let's face it: When you're running around the American frontier, the music predictably plays - wait for it - second fiddle.