Yes! A non-iPhone game! I went out on Saturday morning and used up the credit on my Blockbuster account on a copy of Assassin’s Creed 2. In these heady App Store days, spending forty pounds – forty pounds! – on a game seems ludicrous, so however much I wanted this game I’d not have got it if I didn’t have the store credit sitting there waiting for me.

I bought AC2 over all the other recent releases (Modern Warfare 2, New Super Mario Bros, etc.) because I loved and adored the first game and had heard this one was the same, but bigger and better. I’d heard right. It’s Assassin’s Creed taken to a whole new level, with a better structure and lots, lots more to do. It’s simply glorious.

I’m tempted to list all the cool things I did over the weekend, but I don’t really want to take away the surprise from people who haven’t played it. I’ve mostly avoided reviews and forum chat, so was constantly being surprised by new gameplay elements. I’m not sure that the story’s really up to much – it seems to be a fairly confusing conspiracy tale, not unlike the first game – but individual lines and scenes are well-scripted, with a surprising amount of humour.

I played for five or six hours the weekend, I think, and I’m itching to get back for more.