In playing the game through for this review TeamXbox found a lot of things that they like. Mostly, though, they have seen a game that could have been the Game of the Year contender they felt it might become from the couple of hours they spent on the game in Montreal. Instead, the whole of the game was an uneven ride with too many weak design decisions for their liking-especially the shift to a muscle-over-mind battler. The technology is clearly there and, hopefully, with more time and effort, Ubisoft will pull the franchise to the level it should be with the next release. TeamXbox is optimistic for Assassin's Creed 2, though they really wanted to be satisfied by Assassin's Creed 1.