Great follow up to the 'love it or hate' it AC1. The graphics are stunning at times, and the towns are intricate and varied, with Venice being the by far the most interesting..the canals add a nice twist to chasing/escaping. The fact that you aquire youre own mansion/villa which holds some intersting secrets is a nice addition and brings a welcome change of pace. The missions are slightly more varied than the 'kill and run away', which was the basis of the first game. Great involving story, but the ending was confusing as hell. So, I'd give it 9 and half stars. What are you waitng for?! Get it!