COD4 is $40 at Amazon now. Deal of the Day.
I can't vote since I don't have any of those games.
I heard the same stuff about Assassins Creed. This a rental, or buy it used after someone else is bored with it.
I have Bioshock & COD 4 on my xmas list. I would vote on those 2 for you.
I took the advice to buy COD4 and rent Assassin's Creed and it was the best advice. I'm about 2 hours into AC and it's driving me up the proverbial ****ing wall. The controls are horrible. I've literally been in what can be best described as an overextended training course the whole time.
The biggest surprise is how crappy the controls are. I figured since it was developed by Ubisoft Montreal that they would nail the stealth part of the game. Afterall these are the same guys that did Splinter Cell. However, it's just a giant mess.
I jumped into a training session to work on my sword play. Well, I got stuck in it. It doesn't give me an option to get out of it. WTF? I also hate it when I'm given a mission and when I get to where I need to go it gives me the first instruction and then takes it sweet time to give me the second instruction. Total pain in the ass.
I'm going to stick with it though. I got it on GameFly so I'll give it a week. If it doesn't give me a reason to continue playing I'll be quick to send it back.
Call of Duty 4 took two days. Thanks for the heads up on the uberchallenge.