Assassin's Creed on PC is apparently a crappy port. Wait, what? A Ubisoft PC port sucks?
From the arstechnica article itself:
'First, the menus and UI are all very console-ized. This might not be a bad thing, but when it takes so friggin' long to exit the game that there are YouTube videos about it, something isn't right. The game takes a long time to get used to using a mouse and keyboard, but you can always just use a gamepad if you'd like. Putting up with annoying interface issues doesn't have such an easy fix. Is it so hard to make your game feel like an actual PC title?
The other issue is that many, many people are suffering from bad crashes throughout the game, and it's rendering the title almost unplayable. What is causing this issue? It's hard to pin down one thing, but gamers are having good luck fixing the issue by disconnecting their Internet connection; it seems the game is trying to phone Ubisoft.
"The address is 126.96.36.199:3074 random local, 3 attempts every 75 seconds, registering to Ubisoft in Ontario. DRM messing with honest patrons again... as long as the game is running it will keep hammering away at that address," one forum member remarked, as other gamers fixed the issues by killing their connection. A forum manager in the UK posted one idea to fix issues, pointing gamers to the latest Nvidia drivers, only to be told that fix does nothing. If you have an Nvidia card or an Internet connection, this may not be the game for you.'
All those crashes that were reported in pre-release cracks of the game were passed off as the cost of illegally downloading content before it's ready. Shame on us.
Guess we were wrong about that folks, the game really is that shitty. Way to go, Ubisoft.
On a slightly related note I get pissed off when developers annouce the death of the PC as a viable gaming machine, then churn out this crap as if to prove their point. I've seen the game running and witnessed the crashes they're talking about - at least try and make it LOOK like you gave a shit when coding this, that's all I ask.
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