Posted: April 15
I recommend but only barely. U-play is trash and even though you've purchased this through Steam, you will still have to use it. From the time you press play on Steam to when you get to play the game, it will have already been a process of multiple unnecessary steps:
You click play, U-play rears it's hideous interface, adds the game to your library but then you have to activate it through U-play. Hope you remember your log in credentials to something as useless as U-play because I sure as ♥♥♥♥ didn't. So make sure to reset your password, wait for the email, etc. Then after you log in, copy the cd key from Steam and activate it in U-play. Then, if you want Steam to track your time played and give you the overlay ability, exit out of U-play and select play in Steam again.
All that, just to play the game you already purchased and have basic Steam-overlay functionality. After that cluster ♥♥♥♥, you can then play without any problems... Oh, except for the fact that if you only close out of Assassin's Creed, Steam will continue to log time for the game as long as U-play is still running. Which it is, because it minimizes itself to your task tray when you exit, instead of actually terminating the process.
As far as the game itself goes, it's fun. It's definitely the least compelling of the series so far, and it gets way too trigger happy when adding side-quests. There's at least tripple the amount of things to do outside of the main story than previous Assassin's Creed games, and about one in every ten will actually be interesting. But it's still Assassin's Creed, it's still Ezio, so if you play the game to get the feeling of previous Assassin's Creed games it at least gives you that,