This is a case where I don't understand why it has to be either\or.
Exactly. It should be a question of choice which, for a lot of people I imagine, will be a closer cam for exploration and a farther out action cam for combat. I don't know why so many people are knocking the closer view because of combat since most comments I read are only talking about the close view for walking/jogging; for atmosphere.
Strangely enough, sidspyker brought up Ryse as an example of the way things shouldn't be done but I was gonna actually post to say that Ryse is exactly the kind of angle I want Though again I must stress, not for combat. Funnily enough sid also goes on to say it's a great angle for 'beauty shots' but that's kinda the whole reason me and others are asking about it. It can look amazing right? Or else you wouldn't take screenshots would you?
A simple mouse wheel is all most people are asking for it seems and, thank god, it looks like we may get one after those tweets the other day. I'd just love some clarification on the exact options available since the game, with its beautiful, huge open world to explore, has got me so excited.
EDIT: Just read the remainder of the posts....no zoom or different cam positions then?