German Mag Says Ubisoft Demanded Positive Assassin's Creed 2 Review

The COMPUTER BILD SPIELE Website for this German gaming magazine outlines what their current cover touts as an "Assassin's Creed 2 SKANDAL!" (hey look, I can read German!), saying they were told by Ubisoft they could have an early review copy of Assassin's Creed 2 only if they guaranteed a "sehr gut" (very good) review of the stealth/action sequel. They say they turned this "offer" down, and will review the game in their next issue, and it will only be deemed sehr gut if it deserves it. Thanks GameInformer.com via wearetheinternetz.
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That's not what it's going to tell most who will hear about this though. You don't come away thinking "it's marketing, the game probably rocks".

No, probably not.

Kudos to this mag for refusing to do it, but I bet if Ubisoft had also thrown a bit of money their way, they'd have been more than happy to oblige.

I don't think so. While most magazines struggle, Computerbild and Computerbild Spiele are part of the "Bild" group of magazines. These are huge mass market publications and every kind of Bild magazine is one of the market leaders in its category. A "bit of money" would probably not be enough.
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