I've always played these games on the 360/XB1, but I bought the Ezio Collection the other day on PS4 to change things up.
II is still my favourite. When I first played it I felt like I was going from GTA III to Vice City. Renaissance Italy is easily my favourite setting. Should be interesting if the info's correct of the next game taking place in Egypt.
Niiiiiiice. I got the collection myself for XB1 a while back. I haven't played much of it (only a little ways into II, and haven't tried the other two), but so far I'm really pleased with the remasters.
Yeah, AC II is an awesome game, and easily my favorite of the trilogy. It just felt so epic, with this one guy going from being a womanizing, street-fighting little punk to an Assassin, across a pretty huge chunk of Italy. And since I don't really care as much about the modern day, I love to tweak the settings to Italian with English subtitles. It just feels so much more immersive and authentic. Same thing with Brotherhood (Revelations doesn't have a Turkish language option, so I just stick to English).
As for Origins, I'm so happy it'll be set in Ancient Egypt. I'm a sucker for that setting, so I've been hoping for this to be true since the earliest leaks. And I'm pretty interested to see how the story turns out. It'll be so cool going back before even Altair's time and seeing some of the earliest Assassins and Templars. It'll probably be more of an action/adventure/Assassins vs. Templars story than a real exploration of the events and politics of the time, but assuming they don't bungle it up like they did with the French Revolution in Unity, it should be fun.
But yeah... that title. Could they have possibly picked a more generic and uninspiring title? Empire was fine, they should have just left it as-is.