I've been playing Assassin's Creed since it came out this week.
I'm busy with a move and a new job in the video game industry, so I don't have time to do a review right now.
So, let me just say it's all kinds of awesome.
If you love Crackdown, think of it as a super sexy stealth Crusades-era(ish)(esque) Crackdown. Think of it as a next-gen Crusades-era(ish)(esque) Buffy (the great first game from The Collective), with a better game save system and fewer cheap deaths (oh, non-poisonous, non-bottomless deadly water, how I hated thee).
It's a great game. Great story. Solid gameplay. Fun. Fun.
Is it perfection?
No, but game ratings are broken, so I'll steal from the movie ratings and say this is a five-star game.
Now go play it before Mass Effect comes out this week.