Split-Screen writes; "Assassin's Creed II has been described by many now as the perfect sequel, and while that's clearly hyperbole, the game tries very hard. It stays true to its predecessor but improves upon it in a number of ways, making the entire experience far more enjoyable. There's a wider variety of missions, smarter guards who even search the haystacks and rooftop gardens, and a streamlined control system that allows for more free-running options. The free-running is the best part of the game naturally, and after some time you'll find yourself refusing to use the streets, wasting time climbing the walls just because it's so much fun. (Some story spoilers ahead, so be warned)"