Ubisoft has just released a developer diary for Assassin's Creed 2. In it they focus on the new protagonist, Ezio, another of Desmond's ancestors. There's also a fair bit of the plot included so, if you plan on going in completely cold, you may want to shy away a little bit.
I'm hoping this sequel can overcome the massive shortcomings in Assassin's Creed because the series has a great concept. I honestly want to know more about the character of Desmond and what's going on in his world that he's tied to a chair reliving the exploits of his ancestors. But if I'm going to have to slog through another lengthy series of repetitive, simplistic missions, then forget it.
The developer diary is after the jump. I get the feeling that Ezio's tale is much more intricate than Altair's was, don't you? Here's hoping Ubisoft can deliver.
Get more destructoid: We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out
Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.