Whatever your initial impressions of Assassin's Creed, the Director's Cut Edition is unlikely to change them, but we did find enough improvements to warrant a new purchase for PC exclusive gamers.
The Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut visuals alone are worth the price of admission, especially if you're looking to get more use out of that new 9800GT video card.
As we mentioned in our original review, there's no denying Assassin's Creed's ambition and breathtakingly authentic visuals. In that regard, Assassin's Creed Director's Cut Edition feels completely at home on the PC by offering even further enhanced visuals via higher resolutions and tighter framerates (provided you've got a monster gaming rig).
The trade off, however, is a clunky keyboard and mouse control scheme that painfully reminds us of the game's console roots.
Thankfully, Assassin's Creed comes pre-configured for Xbox 360 and most other gamepads.
To further sweeten the deal, Ubisoft made a few tweaks to enemy AI-simply blending after a kill won't fool the guards anymore-and navigation, by giving you the ability to bypass The Kingdom and jump to any city once you've visited all three.
The real meat of Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut, however, comes in the form of new content, although sadly, there are no new storylines or assassination targets.
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