I've cribbed for a long time that modern role-playing games are increasingly moving away from the core role-playing aspects of the genre, focussing instead on the action, strategy, storytelling and exploration aspects.
Read more on the subject at the latest installment of 'Game Invader'.
Elsewhere , Videep Vijay Kumar reviews Assassin's creed. He always gets the nice graphics. I get a bad caricature. Eh? Oh. Buy Zeitgeist (the Indian Express Saturday Supplement) and you'll understand.