The hype is warranted. From their time with Assassin's Creed, Screen Play would not be surprised if it is game of the year. They spent a gripping day last week playing the game and chatting to effervescent Creative Director, Patrice Desilets.
Patrice says there are two elements to Assassin's Creed - the formal missions and "the toy".
When Screen Play finally grabbed the joypad, they could instantly understand what Patrice was talking about. Whether leaping across rooftops, scaling the heights, swan diving from towers or just annoying innocents by barging into them, knocking over their market stalls and causing them to drop items like pots, Assassin's Creed is enormous fun to just tool around with.