The UK branch of OXM had posted this today.
Obviously this preview of a review is just another marketing ploy in order to move more copies, but way not if you sell more copies right?
OXM's Mike Channell was the first non-Ubisoft person in the world to complete the game, the company tells us, and he was impressed. It addresses nearly all the gripes we had with the original game, including all that artificial flag-collecting nonsense, and delivers a brilliant single-player experience that's built around a cracking story.
We can't say any more 'cos it's all embargoed, so pick up the new issue for all the juicy details. it's in stores now, or you can buy a single issue online.
I am glad to see that Ubisoft stood by their word and addressed most of the issues people had with the first game. I am going to wait until the PS3 version is reviewed and see if they fixed the issues that plagued the PS3 version of the first game. I played the first game on my 360 but I hear that the PS3 version had a few problems.
So first review is in...well kinda, and its a good ol' 9. Now lets wait and see what the other reviews say about it.
P.S - I know some of you don't like this game, and its ok by me, but please if you have nothing to add but your 4th grade abbreviations, then keep your comment to yourself. Some of us here actually enjoyed the first game very much, despite it's imperfections.