PlayTM: Assassin's Creed II Preview

Third-person action-adventure games are going through their own mini-renaissance this year, no doubt pleasing those with a taste for jumping, shooting and searching. The likes of Resident Evil 5, Red Faction: Guerrilla and Batman: Arkham Asylum have all managed to find a niche among their potential audience, offering experiences that are genuinely different enough from each other to justify playing all three - and with the likes of Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 on the horizon, the third-person barrage looks set to continue unabated.

With such high-profile competition breathing down its neck, Assassin's Creed II is under pressure not only to provide a satisfactory second act to the trilogy but also to make sure it doesn't get lost in the controlled carnage commonly known as the Christmas release period.

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