Summary: Assassin's Creed II is a vastly superior game to Assassin's Creed. Whereas the original game still had a good story (though one that could have been much better than it was), it's gameplay was repetitive, frustrating, and often boring. It had great premises and the core idea of the game was sound. It just needed a lot more development and polish.
Summary: I have a confession to make, this was my first Assassin's Creed game. And if you want to get into the series, this is an excellent game to start at. There are so many improvements between this game and the first one. for one thing you can swim! Ezio is an easy character to fall in love with, and the time period is perfect for an assassin story. Like I said before, if you want to fall in love with this series play this game.