I bought some Ubisoft games on PC because they were supercheap on Steam, but good grief are they badly optimized! They're trying to become the next Rockstar in PC optimization. In Splinter Cell: Conviction, what is most amazingly bad is that dropping from 1080p to 720p really didn't help much. It's just always a framey mess unless you have a 6990 or something incredibly powerful. It looks pretty good indoors, although still rather demanding, but get outdoors or several enemies and it's a slideshow. Assassin's Creed II is also rather demanding and doesn't really look all that much better than the console versions. Ubi just doesn't do much to get their PC games running properly. These aren't brand new games, so my assumption is that I shouldn't expect much improvement via a patch or update. I suppose eventually I'll have a PC that will be able to run these properly, but by then they will really look like crap compared to new games.