"Assassin's Creed is one of the few really "next-gen" games we will be experiencing this year (whatever that means, seems to be the buzz word these days). Coming from the makers of the classic Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, it has lofty expectations to live up to.
The game takes place during the Third Crusade, with the player taking the role of a secret Assassin, Altair. Altair means "the flying thingy" in Arabic, where the word "thingy" should be replaced with "one" to avoid any childish visions. This flying bloke, or Altair as he will henceforth be referred to, has the objective to slay individuals who are promoting the hostilities. What hostilities? The Third Crusade, young one. Pay attention.
The game promises to contain historically accurate cities and a completely interactive environments. You will be able to climb any building you fancy, buildings complete with historically, accurately, coloredly bricks(ly). You are but an archaic Spider-Man (minus the red and blue tights) making your way through the city dressed in an assassin's hawk outfit.
Yet, there is something on top of all this "gloriousness" that Ubisoft Montreal has kept swept under their grandmother's carpet: a "sci-fi" twist that is suggested in the game footage, but should we give a monkey's (or a rat's ass as you American's like to say) about the twist, and could it potentially spoil the game's integrity?..."
There are not any spoilers in this article. At least not many. If you want to avoid spoilers then avoid the paragraph above and below the picture of Kristen Bell.
The rest of the article is a fun read.