"Almost five years ago Ubisoft launched a brand new franchise, it was called Assassin's Creed. It came with a huge weight of expectation due to the massive hype train that had been generated and upon launch, opinion was split. There were those who marvelled at Ubisoft Montreal's accomplishments, but there were others that criticised fundamental flaws with the game's design. Since then, we've had three major Assassin's Creed titles, each offering something new, but not always in a good way. And with Assassin's Creed III, Ubisoft are surely hoping that their franchise can once again reach the heights they know it's capable of reaching."