I was a fan of the first Assassin's Creed game, despite its unfortunate number of annoyances and flaws. This game made me begin to hate AC1, because it simply wasn't the incredible game AC2 was. It improves on AC1 in every way. I also found the change from gritty 12th century holy lands to renaissance Italy to be a great decision, as running across the rooftops of Florence and Venice never gets old, even after hours of playing. Unfortunately, Ubisoft's (the developer) DRM means that the game has to connect to their servers in order to play. I wasn't able to play this game for 24 hours after I bought it because they were performing server maintenance. Despite this, it is still probably my favourite game ever (until Brotherhood comes out for PC). Anyone who liked the Prince of Persia series or Assassin's Creed 1 will absolutely adore this game.