The first Assassin's Creed sold millions and met with some generally favourable reviews. They had positive and negative things. But it seemed like the negatives were more noticeable. And the dev's noticed and promised to fix some of the problems with the first game. But a German Magazine company was told by Ubisoft to give the game a high score or they will not receive an early copy. They refused to do so as they believed in integrity (way to go!). But this begs the question, did Ubisoft do the same thing with other pro reviewers?
We hear about these situations far too much, where a publisher is accused of attempting to broker a guaranteed favorable review from a press outlet. The latest to face such allegations is Ubisoft, having been named and shamed by German magazine Computer Bild Spiele for demanding a high score for Assassin's Creed 2. SCANDAL!