The videos were crafted with the help of Ubisoft subsidiary Hybride, a visual effects house known for its work on Avatar, 300 and Sin City among other films.
As for the game itself, Assassin's Creed II hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 17. Nintendo DS and iPhone editions are also due that day, as is Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines for PSP, with the PC version of Creed 2 now slated for early 2010.
Overall I give it a 8/10
At points it was how shall I say it... it lost focus I think, and I was going like: "Uh... ok... that's nice, show more action." They would get into a particular "feel" of the story then just drop it like a rock.
It was very pretty, but I felt honestly rather bland. Pacing was way to slow for the content. Still impressive for a video game related story.