I was sucked into the world of Assassins Creed right from the beginning when the first game came out. The game was flawless, despite the combat being slightly repetitive; but what kept me wanting to play was the story. With these types of games, its like watching a movie but you get to take part.
I was a bit unsure about how good the sequal would be, seeing as it had alot to live up to. This game does not dissappoint. The DRM feature is the only negative part about this game and I think this type of stuff should be avoided when making games, PC games shouldn't be turning into stuff like you get on 360 & PS3. Aside from that I have had no connection losses while playing this game, so I guess I got lucky there.
The game itself is second to none. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. The scenary and cities are beautiful and the graphics are draw dropping. There is so much more in this game than the last, not only is the story keeping me interested, but the dynamic gameplay is as well. Not to mention upgrading the Auditore home town, to generate more income. The upgrading armor and buying new weapons is a nice extra feature, plus being able to increase your income from the paintings you buy for your home town & when armor / weapons get put on display after you dont use them anymore.
The story is very in-depth and offers many hours of play even if you only do the main story and skip all the side missions/quests. I've always been in to these kind of games and was an avid Tomb Raider fan, but the last few games have dissappointed me.
Assassins Creed 2 is how the new Tomb Raiders should of been, minus the assassination. I'm always someone who gets bored quick if the game doesn't really grip me and I end up switching from one game to another and never completing any of my games. But the Assassins Creed series has always kept my 100% attention and I can't wait for future releases.
Even if your not into these type of games, you may find that the story alone will keep you wanting to play more like it did for me in the first release. I know the PC release didn't score as high as the console releases, but if you've got the PC to run it and a 360 controller to play this game on PC then you won't be dissappointed. Also, its cheaper!
Lets hope Ubisoft ditch this DRM system in future releases.
Overall though, I give the game itself 100%