Summary: I hated Assassins Creed 1. I mean absolutely despised it. The controls were terrible, the story was weak, the main character was a jerk that you couldn't connect with. It was so bad that I was tempted to not even play part 2. I am so glad that I did. First off, if you've never played part 1, don't. You don't need to. This game begins with an entirely new character, one that has nothing to do with Altair.
Summary: Great game. Gets repetitive though.The gameplay was a giant step up form the first Assassins Creed though. More to do, and it's harder to do it. Like I said earlier though, it kind of got repetitive in my opinion. Seller was great though and the game is in almost brand new condition.
Conclusion: It seems like Ubisoft listened to the fans this time. They got their shit straight and made an ass kicking game. Assassins Creed 2 seems like the grown up version of the prior prototype, the one that has learned from it's mistakes.
Pros: Wow it really seems like Ubisoft decided to chuck out the Jade Raymond marketing gimmick and focused on getting a lot out of this potentially awesome franchise. Assassins Creed 2 is a continuation of the original where you play another ancestor memory of Desmond Miles which features a character Ezio and takes place in Italy during the Renaissance.
Cons: For some the game may drag a little. Yes the length is a little too long and I know people who have been put off by this often giving up after the flying machine part. And if you're doing side missions side by side then it's going to be a very long play.
Summary: This game has a mix of historical events, Italian culture, conspiracies, action, blood, guts and gore. If you like games where your in control and there is always a mission to complete, then you will never get bored of this game. The special effects are great and the story line is well constructed. You can even learn different methods of becoming the ultimate assassin. Anyone playing this game would be pleased.
Summary: worth picking up for the "ITS-A MEE!" cut scene alone.
Pros: almost everything is improved over the first game. The first game was very repititous and followed a predictable cookie cutter sense of game structure, and that's more or less been tossed in favor of having the game based around its plot progression. There are also a lot of neat new features that make it feel like a game as opposed to showing off fancy computer code of crowds of people milling around a city. the writing tends to be hokey and silly, but it is well done...
Cons: the faster you make Enzio go, the clumsier the controls get. corners cut on AI; its not line-of-sight anymore like in AC1. If guards are on alert and chasing you, its like they have ESP. Ubisoft's philosophy of skimping on in-game content in favor of selling it as DLC.
Summary: If you LOVED Assassins Creed 1 then you'll also probably LIKE Assassins Creed 2. Assassins Creed 1 blew me away. I feel it set the standard for how all future 3rd person "sandbox" rpgs should be formatted on several levels. Unfortunately, In my opinion this game came out 1 year later than it should have. Alot can happen in the world of entertainment in 1 year let alone 2. The gaming community evolves slightly faster than the speed of bandwidth.