Friday, August 12, 2011

The Assassin is On Leave

Yay, I'm finally getting back to Portal 2! I was a few hours into it when it was pointed out to me that I was neglecting the already half finished Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. I finished ACB two or three weeks ago, but I felt the obsessive need to get 100%. Takes a long time when you get to play maybe seven hours a week.

So, I got all golds in the virtual training, which I ignored the entire time; beat up the pathetic mercenaries in the barracks, twice, because I forgot the achievement was for max bet; won 10,000 florins in Hazard in one try; finally threw an axe from 10 meters; found a place to kill guards who are actually guarding something (at the Colosseum) in order to finish the Courtesan challenges; beat up the 5 thirsty harlequins (accidentally killed the last one and had to wait maybe 20 minutes for it to show up again even after reloading!); survived da Vinci's tank without getting hit; finally completed that one mission that just kept pissing me off because it was killing guards, waiting for Bartolomeo and the mercenaries to catch up, killing more guards, waiting, killing and getting caught, starting over again, and again, getting to the end and immediately losing a health square because the smoke bomb didn't work, go through again, losing a health square because my timing was off sightly, going through again, finally remembering to use my assassins, dying anyway because they ran right at me before the assassins could be useful, starting over again, and finally winning because arrow storm got them first; and a few other missions I didn't get 100% sync on before, such as a Romulus Lair where Ezio just wouldn't jump straight on five occasions.

And I missed two hidden flags, just two. They were both during a chase, of course. If you're also going nuts because of that, there's a great guide at GamesRadar. I remember in the first Assassin's Creed, I missed some flags and had to print out a map and check them off one by one. Took a damn long while, and then I missed one and had to do it again. Turns out I thought I already had that one, but must have died before picking it up. Also, the first of the Lairs of Romulus is actually not hidden. It's in Sequence 2, Memory 7. Before I knew where it was I looked at the names of all the memories trying to figure out which one it could be, and I still somehow didn't see it. Turns out I already had all the flags from there anyway.

Well, the game is over, and I'm not sad at all. It was great, but I played the crap out of it. Now bring on Assassin's Creed: Revelations Ubisoft. In the meantime, I'll be over in 1940s L.A. with my portal gun. Wait, that's not quite right.


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