Assassin's Creed 2 is a game about many things. Many things that are incredibly excellent and well executed. It is about historical and religious conspiracy. It is about avenging your family. It is about buying paintings. It is about dying your clothes, picking pockets, chasing down couriers, deciphering glyphs, swimming, rowing, placing sharp instruments in people, leaping between buildings, pulling people off towers, hiding in hay and the list goes on and on. The point is that the first Assassin's Creed was about very few things. It was an amazing game but many people complained about the lack of content. Consider Assassin's Creed a prototype novella to the truly epic scale of Assassin's Creed 2.