Kill the Assassin!
When I saw the first gameplay of Assassin's Creed, I was so excited that I was minutes away from soiling myself. I bought the game as soon as I could, and boy was I glad that I'd bought the game. Why? 'Cause it's fucking wonderful, that's why! The graphics are fantastic, the music is epic and the feeling you get the first time you scale a building is beyond imagination. Suffice to say, after playing it for 5 hours I was happier than a kitty chasing a leaky cow.
It's a shame, then, that this feeling didn't last throughout the game. You see, after the fourth assassination or so, you start to suspect the obvious: There is no variety.
This is, according to me, the game's one and only flaw. After doing the same mission over and over again, it gets old. Real old. So old, in fact, that you just ignore the missions and roam free in the cities, stealth-assassinating everyone in your way. Had it not been for the compelling story, we'd all been stuck between the fourth and fifth assassination, just running around and acting like god-like pricks with hidden blades. It is fortunate, then, that the story is compelling. It's so compelling, in fact, that I doubt that anyone who has the first game won't buy the second game.
Still, I think you should give Assassin's Creed a try, especially now when it's so cheap. The lack of variety is a shame, especially since the rest of the game is mind-blowingly good. It isn't that bad, however, and if you're a tolerant person you won't even notice it. So if you like history and sliting Medieval-guys' throats, then this is the game for you. If not...well, you'd still enjoy it. Kinda.