Binge Gamer writes: So Assassin's Creed 2 has delivered overwhelmingly on the main quest. The side missions, though not perfect, are welcome editions, and overall it's an involving game. I can easily lose 3 to 4 hours of my day exploring Renaissance Italy and getting lost in the immersive world.
For those who bailed on the first game, give this one a chance. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
For those who stuck with it, it's really cool to see the game evolve, and I'm sure the finest hour of the Assassin's Creed series is still to come.