Assassins Creed 2 begins where the last one ended. After being rescued from the Templars, the Assassins escort you to their headquarters. However, the game does not take place in modern day. Immediately, you are thrust into the life of Ezio Auditore, your ancestor in Renaissance Italy. Within 10 minutes, your character is developed. You become him and feel his pain when his innocent family is killed in a Templar conspiracy. However, the best part by far is exploring the vast world of Italy. Ubisoft has recreated Italy on a disc, complete with Leonardo da Vinci ( your in-game best friend). Over the course of the game, you take vengeance on the Templars that killed your family while exploring Florance, Venice, and Tuscany. It also includes facts about the people and places you visit.