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Another Excellent AC Guide
on November 18, 2010
If you played AC2, then you know how many extra missions and metagames were available. If you bought the Piggyback guide, you knew how well arranged and informative it was. Same thing here for AC: Brotherhood and in some ways the game is even bigger, and this guide all the more helpful.
First off the walkthrough is spoiler free and covers everything you need to complete the game story-wise. Then there are several sections devoted to the side-quests, guild missions, Rome reconstruction, Romulus Lairs, CE content, shop quests, Assassin's Guild (your Brotherhood)quests, War Machines, Borgia Towers, etc.
Everything is covered in great detail and the "Completion Roadmap" two-page spread lists in "DNA Sequence" order when you will first open a mission or any of the side missions and when the optimal time is to complete these objectives to achieve 100%. Basically this tells you when you can first attempt a mission or metagame in game and when it's both gameplay and financially best to do it. For example, in Sequence 6 you get a 25% discount on all Rome renovations. So wait until then to upgrade the really expensive landmarks like the Coliseum. This is all spoiler free and does a great job of letting you know at what sequence you can no longer exit the Animus as well.
Each Borgia Tower, War Machine, and Romulus Lair gets its own walkthrough page in the guide and shows you with arrows the best path to take to achieve the under 8 minute bonus times for the Lairs.
Finally, each district gets two pages that show you explicitly with icons as well as screenshots where each Borgia Flag, Rift, Feather, and Treasure is as well as what's in the treasure. So instead of looking around and on top of a building using an online guide, it shows you EXACTLY where on the building the collectible is. In addition, the game has a giant fold-out map with all collectible icons on it.
I probably sound like I'm rambling here, but the bottom line is the guide does such a comprehensive job of presenting EVERYTHING that's in the game so well, it's almost overwhelming. Everything is well organized and easy to find, and will make your journey towards 100% completion (and getting all the achievements/trophies--complete with descriptions on how to attain) a lot easier.
Piggyback Guides have no equal.