agreed, assassin's creed was lovely the first hour or so. the experience went downhill after i had to jump up dozens of lookout points, do the same "open world quests, save the very same woman again and again.. you get the idea. i'm afraid all this means i won't be approaching ac2 with an open mind, if i ever do get around to playing it.
played a fair bit of the secret of monkey island remake and it's tastefully done. i'm confident now that they'll make an awesome grim fandango remake if they so choose, or at the very least not butcher it.