Ubisoft Stock Takes A Hit Following Assassin's Creed Unity Launch, Averages 3.3 User Score On Metacritic

If you've been patiently and eagerly awaiting the launch of Assassin's Creed Unity, the good news is the game is now available. Whether you find it fun and entertaining is another matter entirely. Some users and review sites are reporting graphical glitches, performance problems, and other annoying bugs, and as it were, Ubisoft's share price in Europe plummeted 9 percent after the game launched.

Are the two related? Yahoo Finance seems to think so, saying that Ubisoft would have been better served by delaying Assassin's Creed Unity the way Take-Two Interactive does with its popular Grand Theft Auto franchise. The site added, "The market has noticed the poor response today and punished the company for it."

Assassin's Creed Unity

At present, Assassin's Creed Unity is averaging a professional review score of 76 on Metacritic, a site that aggregates reviews from around the web. GamesBeat gave the game one of the higher scores at 91, noting that "Ubisoft nailed the big assassination missions and everything in between," while Joystiq gave it one of the lowest at 50, saying the game represents "the best and worst of Assassin's Creed."

"My lack of enthusiasm for the multiplayer is mirrored by my experience with the rest of the game. Unity does take a few extra strides towards advancing the series, but in many ways it feels like a step back from Black Flag," says Destructoid, which split the difference by scoring the game a 70.

Users are grading the game much more harshly. Out of the 391 user ratings on Metacritic, Assassin's Creed Unity is currently sitting with an average score of 3.3.

"This game found out how to just make me it hate it completely within the the first 2 hours...it runs very poorly," one user writes. "Got the Xbox One bundle with Unity and the game is unbelievable and not in a good way. Screen tearing is rampant; actually, almost constantly since Arno's introduction in the game," another user writes.