Ya I too have learned some Italian from AC2. Its nice having them put something in like that, I wish more games did that, say even CoD for example. Just sayin, its a nice touch, makes you feel more in the world and date its meant to be.
I did play for the past 3 days beating the SP and was great fun. The combat was much better I saw aswell than AC1. I did the Assassin Seal missions pretty much first to get the Armor, as I wanted it badly and they were very neat and exciting and detailed churches and GFX doing them. So was a great reward. I only wish Brotherhood offers more of that aswell. As after I got the Seals I was pretty much out of side quest to do. As I wanted to finish the story I went to "!" to "!" to keep learning more of the great story
Plus the side quest where just kill this dude and etc, but they did have variety and worth doing, I will probably go back and do more of them. I just wish they were REALLY worth doing though, after finishing the story that is. Like maybe they could add-on to the story.
Luckly Brotherhood will bring the cool MP, which I hope fellow OCN AC fans can join and we can play. Because, I must admit and I'm sure we all admit, Ubisoft MP game communities are never large, and gotta team up and stick together to get a good community going for a game. (I remember Rainbow six MP community was good, but small, they just shrink so quickly in Ubi games)