Andy Fair reviews Assassin's Creed for bit-tech.net. His conclusion:
"Assassin's Creed is a game that defies classification. Not because it's genre defying in any way, but more because it's not really sure what it wants to be.
It tries to be all things to all people: a stealth game, a platform game and an assassination-fighter game. At the same time it's a futuristic science fiction game with a historically accurate setting in the twelfth century.
Neither one thing or another, this lets the game down because what we've ended up with is a bit of a mish-mash of genres, styles and content."
"There are better stealth games out there and better platformers and better third-person shooters too. For plot, there are more convincing science fiction games and more interesting historical games.
How exactly the game managed to build so much hype on just a handful of screenshots and a trailer or two, I'm not sure. It feels a bit like a developers conceit, and the game has been sold on the one thing it lacks: innovation and originality. The game ends up as entirely average."
Rating: 7 (out of 10)