What's the mood within OXM towers regarding this Ed? Me and the 'Bacon Prophet' were discussing it recently and we seem to be pretty alone in hearing/seeing warning signs all over this. I've no doubt about Ubi's ability to build a world, but it's what they get/allow the player to do within the world that worries me.
I've no doubt this looks impressive, but i seem to recall being here 5-6 years ago watching AC previews and whilst the game was impressive in a lot of ways it was also a big disappointment in others - the sequels, whilst obviously improving in a lot of ways, also didn't improve a lot at all in others (mission structure still very, very
limited for example). Far Cry is another one that flatters to deceive, despite being a very good game in its own right.
Read lots of stuff on here about the game, but nothing 'OXM-y', just PR stuff, trailers and the like. Not asking for a direct response necessarily to me here, but maybe an idea for a future article/feature? Maybe you're not allowed and are waiting for the hands-on?
I just seem to be seeing lots of hype with little substance, and everyone seems happy to jump on the bandwagon so far...