BoomTown writes: "Despite getting some good reviews many gamers found Assassin's Creed to be the Emperor's new clothes. I have to agree. Away from the flashy technology (on the Xbox version at least - the PS3 one ran like a lame dog) and interesting premise the game was hampered by very little to actually do - and what there was to do was rather repetitive.
Ubisoft took the criticism on the chin and it's clear that this sequel sets out to right many of these perceived wrongs. The cities in Assassin's Creed 2 are more than just pretty locations for cookie-cutter missions, with many side missions now that are tied into the main story rather than being afterthoughts."