It’s taken me a few times to play to really get into this game, but now I really enjoy it. I’m not a fan of the controls, but eh, not much I can do about that. My favorite part so far, is not the story, but how it takes my breath away when I stumble into an area I recognize from my trip to Italy. And no, I don’t mean the obvious landmarks like the Duomo, but certain piazzas and palazzos we walked through or stopped for meals. Sometimes it’s kind of hard to do so, when I’m getting chased and what not, but when I can take the time, I walk slowly through the areas, taking everything in.
The guide however…sigh. Within the first hour of gameplay, I found problems with the guide, mainly in lack of maps. One of the early memories required a race, and it would have been nice if the recommended route was mapped out, instead of simply telling me, find a door with an archway down the alley…. Okay, it’s a race here, I don’t have time to keep looking down each alley. In lieu of maps, it offers screenshots of particular areas to look for. They really are not helpful. In the Jail Break memory, I finally tossed the guide and its vague directions and went the route I felt like, and of course, I did just fine.
This is quite disappointing so early in the review. If people wanted vague directions without any maps, there’s always GameFAQs, and at least there, those users usually provide more description in their directions.