Conclusion: I play a lot of games on PC and expect the occasional hang and crash to desktop. But this particular port is unplayable for me. There seems to be 2 distinct types of problem. The first I saw was a polite crash where is told me it couldn't find a filename referenced in the main executable.
Summary: If you are buying this for the PC, don't bother. Midway/Ubisoft have chosen to only support an XBOX360 controller and Mouse/Keyboard for the PC, but they don't mention this on the packaging or the supplied Read Me.