Tomorrow marks one month since I got my Wii U. And in that month I've had to literally pull the plug out 3 times due to lock-ups and just today, I've had four errors saying my disc is unreadable and that I should clean it. I've had the disc for five days and it's either been in the box it came in or in the console itself. It is not dirty and it has no scratches on it.
To put this into perspective - I've had my 3DS for some point between one and half and 2 years. During that time it's probably frozen three times. My Wii, 6 years old, has frozen once. My Gamecube, which I've had for over 10 years, never froze at all. These are problems over years. I've not even had the Wii U a month.
My iPod Touch has also been reduced to a half-functioning brick. The main problems started occuring after updating to iOS6 which result in apps failing for no apparent reason. If I tap Twitter, I'm lucky if I get to hit the "Write a Tweet" button and it seems it's a 1 in 20 chance that I'll actually get to finish tweeting before it locks up. It's the same with iBooks and the App Store. The same with the Facebook app, with most games I can't even reach the title screen.
But back to the culprit of the disc-read errors - Assassin's Creed III. I can be hunting animals and go in for a strike and then POW! - the animal has disappeared. I didn't even hit it. It was there and then it was gone. Even humans randomly disappear in the street. Some don't even appear when they are supposed to. I triggered a "beat up 2 guys for this kid" mission and the HUD indicated exactly where they were. Except they weren't there. And then, the HUD kept telling me were there for the next 15 minutes until I exited the Animus and the game effectively reset.
This isn't particularly a bug - but you can run through select buildings to escape from guards when they are chasing you. Now I wasn't being chased but just so happened to be walking around rooftops like you do. I dropped down onto a little ledge and saw a woman peeking out of a window which is suspiciously big enough to run through. So I slowly edged closer and she noticed me.
"Oh dear, he's seen me," the woman's voice whispered. But only in my head. She doesn't actually have dialogue in the game.
At this point, she backs up into her house. I climb in. This cues a sequence where I am automatically running through the house but I notice that she is nowhere to be seen despite the fact that I have seen her mere moments before.
Also Assassin's Creed III has bestowed upon me a purple/pink ship that, after 10 seconds, became the usual brown, some information prompts that do not actually display any information and many, many more. If you wish to enjoy such delights, visit your local retailer and prepare to be so disappointed that you'll actually be impressed that it took a team of hundreds of people about 3 years to develop