Yesterday afternoon I started on the last three sequences with full plans to stop before the final sequence so I could get dinner, spend time with family, work, and then finish the game when Gabe went to bed. The next thing I knew, I activated the final memory sequence and there were no individual memories for me to use to take a break. So I texted Shawn, asked him to pick up dinner instead, and I finished the entire game before he came home with Gabe and food. I am so glad I did, because I’m not sure how well I could have focused on work knowing that I just had one more assassination to go.
What everyone has been saying about the game is oh-so true. Just when you think you know what is going on, the final cut scene in Italy happens and you realize that you have no clue what is going on. It was so well done, though, and it’s really a great sci-fi story. I’m so intrigued now that I want to play the first game–even though everyone tells me not to bother–and I want the handheld games. If nothing else, I want to understand a little more about Absterrgo and what that one cut scene between Altair and Maria in the middle of AC2 meant. I think it was supposed to mean more to me than it did. Which was nothing.
The video from the glyphs meant a little more after I completed the game, although now I’m thinking maybe I should have unlocked that after I finished. Maybe I would have been more blown away by it. I would watch it again, but the game has been packed up and sent to a friend to borrow.
I’ll be taking a break for the next couple of days from gaming so I can focus on all of my notes and write the guide review. According to IGNGuides’ Twitter account, they finished writing their guide last week, so as soon as I finish this guide review, I will move on to IGN’s guide and look for other professional guides.
Then this weekend, I pick back up Uncharted 2. If it’s really as short as everyone says it is, I could possibly have that game finished by the end of year, which is really fitting since it keeps winning Game of the Year awards all over the place.