If Dan Brown and Philip K. Dick ever got together and brainstormed, the resulting mess of a narrative would still probably make more sense than Ass Creed's jumbled Templar-baiting narrative. Mind you, this isn't really about Desmond and his futuristic borefest, it's just an excuse for us to go back in time and engage in a lot of parkour and stealthy murder in wonderfully crafted historical settings.
You can grab the Xbox 360 version of the Assassin's Creed II for just £17.99 at the moment from HMV, saving you almost £2 on the nearest competitor over at ShopTo (£19.85).
This time we go back to Renaissance Italy to spend some time in the company of Ezio as he minces around a few famous cities looking for revenge. Ubisoft has made something of an apology with this game, there are more quests, more things to do, more weapons and more interesting ways of executing people. The combat system is still pretty rubbish, and not a patch on far superior rhythm-and-timing based mechanics such as that in Arkham Asylum, jumping still requires a certain amount of praying to determine where you'll land, but overall this is a big improvement on the previous game and a thoroughly entertaining action title.
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