Did you happen to pre-ordered the new Assassin’s Creed game?
Oops. Turns out it’s not very good at all, which is probably why reviews of the game were delayed for until noon today, so people wouldn’t cancel their pre-orders and early adopters would get bitten in the ass.
The only way to fix this is to vote with our wallets, which means:
- Stop pre-ordering games.
- Stop buying games before review embargoes are lifted.
Chances are, if you have a chance to buy a game before that game is actually out, it’s probably because the publisher is trying to hide something. Of course, as Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek points out, the gaming media also bares some responsibility:
To be fair, though, Ubisoft can enforce such reaching embargoes on its games because outlets keep agreeing to them. That’s gotta stop, too.
— Patrick Klepek (@patrickklepek) November 11, 2014