It actually saddens me that I can't reccomend this game, considering the enthusiasm with which I approached it. Right upon launch the game forces you to make a uPlay account, which is not that bad one might say. Then, you are introduced to the uPlay overlay which is laggy, non-intuitive and an overall pain to use. After 30 minutes of trying to get in a game with a friend, during which we encountered silly errors ("Steam is disabled for some reasons" [sic]) the only thing we could do is give up.
There seems to be a tendency nowadays that every publisher is keen on forcing us to use their in-house unusable bloatware. Tell Ubisoft that you won't take it. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. DO NOT BUY UBISOFT GAMES.