I do so love trawling Amazon for good deals, and this is a pretty enticing one.
While Jim might not have enjoyed Assassin's Creed II, I certainly did. I loved all of The Truth puzzles, as they're the sort of thing we almost never see in games, let alone a big-budget, AAA title that's intended to have mass appeal. Not to mention the significantly improved mission variety.
At half the price, I feel confident in recommending that you pick it up. The markdown only applies to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 standard versions of the game. This is just one of Amazon's random -- and likely temporary -- price drops with no idea when it arrived or when your time is up. Choose wisely.
Assassin's Creed II [Amazon]