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Ubisoft Montreal goes 3-for-3

'tis the season ... to get in a video game or two, that is.

Exactly a year ago we finished action adventure Assassin's Creed (some thoughts here), and five years before that, it was Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. †This holiday season we finished the latest†Prince of Persia.

All three were produced at Ubisoft Montreal, and all three were play-'em-through-the-whole-way great. †Not flawless, but more than comfortably worth the price of admission with spectacular visual design and very engaging gameplay.

Clearly, UbiM is on top of the action adventure heap, and it's great to see design DNA, engine technology and gameplay weave through these games and grow over that seven year period. †With both Assassin's Creed (most likely Holiday '09) and Prince of Persia (mid-to-late '10) clearly heading for sequels, it looks like we'll be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor for several more years to come.

ps: †Here's to hoping that the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, Disney-distributed, Mike Newell-directed, Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Atterton-featuring mid-'10†PoP movie will somehow enjoy some of the same creative qualities ... :)



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