"Leave it to the French to bring us the first parkour video game - and then set it in the Middle Ages.
Though his favored method of movement wasn't really invented until the past decade, Altair, the light-on-his feet protagonist of "Assassin's Creed" ($59.99;€40.98 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), somehow feels right at home leaping across Jerusalem rooftops in the year 1191.
Altair climbs churches and walls with never-flagging vigor, hoping to strike down an arms trader or slave runner. Problem is, he does the same thing over and over again". -Associated Press