PlayStation LifeStyle writes, "We've got an inside scoop on Ubisoft's upcoming title, Assassin's Creed II, and it looks like the team in Montreal really went all out this time around. As you may know, the main character in this installment is Ezio Auditore di Firenze. He's a much better swimmer than Altair ever was, and apparently more of a "ladies man". We'll let you speculate on the gameplay possibilities there.
What the developers really wanted with this game though is to give the player a greater sense of freedom than before, as well as increase the number of missions you can take part in. Repetitiveness was a big complaint with the first Assassin's Creed, so hopefully that problem has been eliminated in the sequel."