Maybe practice does make perfect.
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Assassin's Creed 2 filled all those holes and improved in every way possible. Platforming was the perfect blend between what you press in the controller and the game's automated actions. Assassinating is now achievable from almost any way possible. The economy is a very good addition, and where some games make it frustrating to not have enough money, AC2 gives it a sort of RPG feel to this aspect and does not frustrate at all. In combat, the ability to disarm opponents is a very fun and effective way to lay waste to the numerous guards.
When there are too many, escaping is always an option, and now, just hiding doesn't do the trick, you need to get at a safe distance to hide, because guards now search hiding spots, but new assassination techniques make it useless, since you can now kill from a hiding spot. And to avoid any conflict at all, you can hire thiefs, courtesans, or fighters to distract the guards.
The story involved in all of this is the tale of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. After being betrayed, you put on some assassin garbs and go about killing Templars, which are the same enemies from the first game. Leonardo Da Vinci also is involved and grants you new equipment every few missions. You also get 2 hidden blades, which means twice the fun.
Then there is the glyph puzzles. These added another link to the present, where the templars are still a threat. These puzzles added up with other tidbits of information add to many conspiracy theories appearing on the game.
Graphics also are a big part of the game, and the renaissance never looked so beautiful. From the top of a church in Florence to a small canal in Venice, everything looks picture perfect.
After all that, it is safe to say that this game is nothing less than amazing.