After Assassin's Creed II, I wanted to do something with Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, but not the entire game. I did a casual run of every story mission, but then I discovered the DLC and decided to run it, with missions as individual levels (not in the normal order but all was made in july 2011). I wish to thank everyone who supported me, mainly my girlfriend and fluojn. All game settings were at the minimum, except the resolution, which is a little more than in my previous run : 512x288 for LQ and MQ ; 1024x576 for HQ and IQ. You can consider this run as new game + since I finished the entire game before redoing and recording the DLC missions, so I had every weapon including smoke bombs, crossbow, throwing knives. I also did 100% synchronization for each mission, simply because it's faster or it takes the same time. I chose to wear the Seusenhofer armor since it's the strongest armor allowing to keep the original white clothing. The run was done with the PC version, using a controller (the mouse was only used in memory 7). The timing was made by counting character control frames ; the total time is 21 minutes and 22 seconds.
I thought to do this run in November 2010 ; the first segment was finished on 2011-02-27 and the last one on 2011-03-26. I wish to thank firstly my girlfriend, for her support during the attempts. I also wish to thank SDA team, especially for the technical problems I had. I thank people on the forum too, for giving me many tips. I also took some tips on several websites : TheHiddenBlade, The Assassin's Creed Wiki, and other things like walkthroughs on YouTube. The game settings were all at the minimum, including the resolution. Finally the different resolutions are : 800x450 for IQ, 672x378 for HQ, 544x306 for MQ and 416x234 for LQ. The only rules I fixed were no save warping and no death abuse. Originally the run was planned to be a single-segment run, but I finally did it in 18 segments, because a single-segment would have been too difficult and too long. As a general comment, I would say that I tried to run as fast as possible, but I had sometimes to slow down in order to dodge people in the streets, for instance. Also, I know that, in a few moments, I could have done quicker, but I prefer to be sure, rather than use a random method. For the time, I think that we can trust the in-game timer, despite it does not count the time spent oustide the Animus. Each segment adds about 5 seconds to the time.
Final stats :
- general - 61,26% synchronization - 05:42:16 play time - 46404m travelled distance
- fighting - 1 death (I don't know why) - double hidden blade favorite weapon - 269 ennemies killed - 173 hidden blade(s) assassinations - 6 air assassinations - 2 double air assassinations - 3 disarmings