A complete and utter disappointment
Ug...instead, I feel ashamed to admit that this is actually in my "Collection" list. What an utter and complete disappointment. At its best, it is ponderous, time-wasting, and a noteworthy of nothing. At its worst, it is a virus that will wipe your hard-drive if you try to uninstall it (thankfully, the patches and later releases fixed that issue).
Regardless, everything about this game pretty much reeks of "Software developer rips off consumer". To this day, I don't think I have bought one other UbiSoft game - at least not intentionally - because they allowed this product out without any serious testing. Personally, I was not only disappointed, but insulted.
There is nothing else that I can say about this game. It is tedious and a complete waste of time, with very few redeeming qualities, if any. The mechanics were questionable, and behaved erratically for me, and the sound always appeared to be one or two notes behind the action. The interface became difficult to use. And one of its worst qualities was the movement betwen area and town.
I never did bother to finish the game, although I so desperately wanted to give it the old "college try". However, it instead languishes in my pile of "never complted games" - and it seems awfully lonely there (although it does have a few friends).