It's mad reading how differently you guys have tackleld things to how i did. I hardly ever used the Gustave rocket thing (didn't even know it was guided till i read it here today!!). Nor did i really use IEDs - except one little spell where i'd spot a jeep in the distance, lay an IED and back off and crouch in the middle of the road. The jeep guys would go ballistic and race towards me only to be sent skywards once they drove over my IED. The first time i did this the jeep arced wonderfully over me, and i followed it with the camera. ACE.
I had a few great unscripted moments:
- on the mission where you have to creep up the pass by the waterfall and kill one of the faction guys: the first time i tried this i botched it and was slaughtered by the guards. The second time i was a bit more careful, i crept up for the last 40 metres or so, then shat meself when i noticed a guard crouched in the undergrowth on my side of the rope bridge. luckily he had his back to me, and i'd practically leopard crawled up so i was able to take him out with the silent makarov. I then crouched i the bushes and was able to pick off a few guards with the dart rifle without alerting anyone. After a while i crept over the bridge and took out a few others on the far side of the house before scooting back over the bridge. By now the remaining guards were bricking it and running about everywhere taking cover and looking for me. I just patiently picked them off 1 by 1, before striding into the building and putting a silenced round into the guys temple. Such a contrast to my first effort.
- on one of the missions where you have to kill an informant in one of the major towns i had already cocked up once or twice, and had had to back off. I snuck back in, and was very much near to the end of my health bar. i was very nervous, and seriously couldn't handle a firefight. I slowly snuck into some backgardens, looking for an angle from where i could take out the target (i'd previously stupidly tried to machete him). After a few close shaves, i found the tiniest gap through which i could make out a fraction of his head. After waiting patiently to get an idea for his routine, i nailed him with a PERFECT shot to the skull, before silently leaving a chaotic township.
- there are so many more i just don't have time to write them. This game is an absolute corker. It has its flaws, but they are so heavily outwieghed by its achievements you just have to look past them. A bit more investment in the DLC, and Ubisoft would have a GOTG contender for me.