Playing Assassin's Creed II. First time I've played any AC game. I like it quite a bit; the story stuff is fair, but the historical fiction aspects of it are really interesting. I like the open world, but it feels a little too samey - it's very, very obvious that the team re-used assets constantly, which is fine but I wish the different parts of Florence and Tuscany were a bit better-differentiated.
The open crowd combat stuff is okay, but kind of easy and light on punishment. My favorite parts of the game are the more confined, linear areas (Assassin tombs, Templar lairs, etc.) which feel like really good Prince of Persia levels. What I'm saying is I want Assassin's Creed to be more like Prince of Persia, but I get the idea that the later games in the series move it in the other direction. Maybe I just want another Prince of Persia game?