Overall, Assassin's Creed is both a good game and a mild disappointment. It deserves gamers attention because it's genuinely different and hugely fun. The mere fact that it is trying to do something unique is a bold and brave move by Jade Raymond and her team at Ubisoft, Montreal. However, the game was always going to find it hard to live up to the hype-machine that Ubi has been building around it since E3 last year. That was when Spong sat in the Convention Centre bar with a bunch of other games journos after seeing the initial demo of the game in a stunned silence. At the time many of them thought that they were seeing what the future of (back then) next-gen gaming had to offer. They have been slightly cheated in that regard. Only slightly, though.