So I finally sat down and played to completion, Assassin's Creed II. Now without spoilers please, I want to know if I can feasibly skip some of the entries in the series and move straight to the third, or perhaps even the forth. The simple reason being is that there are so many and are they really necessary in terms of story arc.
I'm aware that I'm a little behind the times but in my defense, there have been a ton of games on my list that have kept me occupied; ACII has been gathering dust in my collection since I bought it back in 2010. I should mention that I did complete the first AC when it came out, so I am up on the story, until the conclusion of the second game, so feel free to discuss the plot points in those games. Just mark it as a SPOILER but don't reveal anything about the newer sequels.