Well well well what can I say? I wasnt really intending to buy this but as I found 40 quid in my wallet and saw this I thought "why not?". So I bought it, and its a nice change from Call of Duty (though thats also an awsome game as well).
First off, the graphics are alot better to look at. Everythings a bit sharper, bit more detailed and so on. But the story and the gameplay are whats made this little baby shine. The story is absoloutly gripping. I cannot stop playing just to see what happens next. The plot is based along the same storyline as its prequel, assinate your targets and defeat the Templars. Thats the base not the depth. The depth of the story however, is very gripping and addictive. The story is set in Italy in the late 15th centry where, unlike the last one, you have a bit of a personal back ground. And by this I mean you have a family. You also meet a close family friend, good old Leanardo Da Vinci. Not getting too detailed about the plot, I'll leave it there as I don't want to spoil it for anyone. :)
Next is the gameplay. It has improved drastically. Everything still there you got your sword, dagger, hidden blade all that. But you also have the ability to throw money! Rather than fight your way trough the guards, you can throw money which will distract nearly everyone who sees the rain of coins hit the floor. Not only that but now, you can buy weapons, armour, clothing the whole lot. Its much more customizable now.
Which remnds me. In this one, the guards will attack you if you linger around them for too long. To counter this, you can now blend in with crowds. Okay it was there before, but you can blend in with any old crowd now and instead of having to hold down to blend, you have free movement. So you can move in or out of the crowd freely, and aviod detection by the guards. The missions have also improved. Their no longer repetative as in the last one, each mission requires you to think your way around a problem in multiple ways, in some missions you can choose how you complete the mission.
Not gotton far ahead in the game but there are major improvements that I am happy with. Unlike the last one, I think Ill play this one constantly, because it has a very in-depth addicting storyline, the gameplay has improved and I can also use a sword instead of a modern day rifle to kill enemies with.
Overall 8/10. I'd reccomend this to anyone who enjoys stealth games.