"Assassin's Creed 2 will be one of the games of 2009. I know that's a big call considering all the competition this holiday season, but it could hardly not be when it is taking all that was great about the original Assassin's Creed, a game that sold over 8 million copies, and then fixing all that was wrong with it.
What was great? The seamless free-running, the alive world, and the incredible attention to game environmental detail.
What was wrong? The repetitive missions, the rather pointless 'kingdom' area, and the limited 'future' sections."