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No Laughing Matter Mysterious Deaths and Stunts with an Axe

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHZZT5FNAV4

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Mysterious deaths: For the first target I simply climb up behind him to poison. Luckily the guards are too far enough away to notice you. You will know if the target saw you because you will usually hear an exclamation, and it will tell you to reduce distance to target if you get too far away.
For the second target there aren't any guards guarding him, but he will see you if you get close enough. That's why I used a group of courtesans to blend in with. I've tried blending in with a nearby group to poison, but he almost always sees you before you can blend in with the group.
The last target is the hardest. You will be detected by guards if you can get to where he is, so I throw money to distact them from me. I also use hyperblend to avoid being detected by him.

Stunts with a axe. Someone requested that I do stunts with an axe, so here it is. I do a dynamic stunt and a normal stunt, both from behind. Now there is a trick to holding the weapon while freerunning: hold down the legs button before you pick up the weapon. You will continue to hold the weapon while freerunning if you don't let go of the legs button.

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Ok, thanks for the questions, guys. Jack, I only use hyperblend when necessary, since it is an expoit. Stabby, you will automatically drop/sheath a weapon when grasping a ledge, or when in a hiding spot or water. You will still hold it if your crouching on a ledge or running up a wall but not climbing it. And thanks for the tidbit, Jack, it would have helped a lot when I had to keep replaying the mission.

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I remember ages ago the weapon would become stuck to me, not sure if I could use it though.

Anyway here is a little tidbit for No Laughing matter.

Buy something from a store or do something that will save the game. Go into the game and go to DNA, select No laughing Matter and play. You start ages away from the 3 targets, but if you fail the mission by dieing or killing 3 civilians, you will spawn exactly where the auto save area is. So what I usually do is by something from the store near the target, then kill a civilian once I start the mission.

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Jack-Reacher wrote:
Buy something from a store or do something that will save the game.

Ah, neat! This is equivalent to the old "collect a flag" to do a save in AC1. I wonder if we can expand upon it to do the broken timeline exploit in AC2.

There's only one rhapsody. The Bohemian one.

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aurllcooljay wrote:
Hold down the legs button before you pick up the weapon. You will continue to hold the weapon while freerunning if you don't let go of the legs button.

Oh, really?! That probably would have helped on Disarming Rodrigo Borgia of the Papal Staff. I used another trick where you run and manually jump by tapping the Legs button.

Does your trick allow you to climb walls while holding a heavy weapon?

There's only one rhapsody. The Bohemian one.

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I like the 3rd target, it was really smooth how you threw money and poisoned him. My method ended up having him see me and run away. The second target you can jump into the well and then get him when he isnt looking with hyperblend

Really cool axe stunts, you got some good animations with them as well