Ubisoft's Holy Land head-bashing extravaganza Assassins Creed now heads to the PC. Can it cause as much controversy as the console original?
Although visually stunning on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Assassins Creed comes across as distinctly average on the PC. Maybe it's because Crysis raised the bar so swiftly for higher end PCs that these owners will feel somewhat disappointed. We also saw more pop-up than we'd have liked on our mid-range test system.
More crictically though is the control system. The original Assassins Creed game was clearly designed with a joypad in mind and this has transformed on the keyboard to a game of 'finger-twister'.
Although Assassins Creed was not as bad a game as some will have you believe, it was profoundly disappointing on the console systems, and we are disheartened to discover that rather than address the myriad of issues (poor acting, repetitive gameplay), Ubisoft has more-or-less ported the game to the PC (with the addition of four new bonus missions).