Pocket-lint: "Hype can sometimes be a ridiculous thing. Especially in the games industry. A few gorgeous looking mocked-up screenshots can sometimes be enough to send us salivating like Scarlet Johannsen just appeared stark naked on your living room sofa. We can but dream.
Assassin's Creed is one of such hyped titles. We've been drip fed the odd clip here, a screenshot or two there, and all the critics have been treating it as it's the rebirth of gaming itself.
So the 'Metal Gear Solid in olden times' sneak-a-thon finally arrives, and you know what? It's not quite as good as we'd all hoped.
Assassins Creed isn't quite the freedom based 'kill your target however you like' title we'd all been hoping for. Yes, it might be based on despatching various targets just like Hitman, but unlike that classic series, Assassin's Creeds strict structure leaves you a little cold".