|QUOTE (Vercetti27 @ Mar 20 2009, 12:01)|
|I actually found shakedown quite annoying as it was difficult to smash all the windows unless you have a krueger. I always would go upstairs, shoot all the windows, then go downstairs and do the same, think I finished but realise there is one more upstairs.|
Here's a little pointer for you, if you decide to re-play the mission/game again- Whilst on the mission, if you look on your radar, look closer at the blips that tell you the whereabouts of each glass window. You'll notice two different shaped blips; triangular ones and circular ones. Triangular ones indicate that those glass windows are not on the same level as you (If you're on the top floor, it means all of those blips will be at the bottom, and vice versa). Circular blips indicate that those glass windows are on the same level as you. So, whilst on the mission, make sure you destroy all of the circular blips before going up or down a level in the mall. It will save precious time, and make this mission a tad easier.
|Ok, new most hated mission: Supply and Demand.|
Why? Its so f*cking aggravating. The first part sucks because the walls in the complicated river just pop out of no where and cause the boat to turn around, failing the mission. The second part sucks because you can't even aim with the god-awful sunlight in your face. The boat explodes even when the health is half-full. It's f*cked up. I hate that mission. I love the cut scenes, however.
It certainly helps if you know the course of the mission off by heart, and also choose the correct route. This may take practise, but after a fair slice of it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it and breeze through it. The right course to choose, is to turn left as soon as you hit open water, going under the bridge leading to Washington Beach. That course is far wider, and less aggravating than going straight on. And the large amount of space you have in the water when you make the turn will give you a better opportunity of quickly overtaking the two Speeders, before you get to the trickier section of the course. It's important to watch your speed as well, and slowing down a tad when approaching turns that appear to be sharp/tricky, is the way to go (Providing you were fast enough to evade the four Speeders beforehand). There's a sharp turn towards the end of the course, where you have to go under a bridge, and evade a large Tropic (Outside Mercedes' house). This is where you have to slow down, because you have to keep to the left as you go under the bridge. Failure to do that will result in you hitting the large Tropic, and, on a few occasions, turning around 180°, which obviously would be a major blow, one that can doom your mission attempt to certain failure.
In theory, on the second segment of the mission, the only time your view would be affected by the sunlight is when you are trying to take down the Sparrow. For the remainder of the mission, the sun shouldn't really have a major effect on you. Also, if you are trying to destroy the boats that are giving you chase, don't. Two people are in the boats, but only one of them can affect your boat. He will be stood up shooting at you, and is easier to kill than the one in control of the Speeder. Kill the two shooters in each Speeder, and you don't have to worry about the boats that will still continue to follow you. When the Sparrow arrives, I don't tend to aim for the chopper, but, like what I do with the Speeders, I aim for the gunman trying to shoot me down. He's on the left side of the chopper (from your point of view anyway), and should only take one shot with a manual-aim gun to kill. The peds on the jetty don't do too much damage to your boat, but it does help if you shoot them, or, more importantly, the gas canisters behind them. You only have a split-second to do it, but it does help. The final obstacle in your way is one final Speeder. Again, as before, kill the gunmen instead of the boat driver, and only the gunmen. Be careful with shooting excessively, you could set the Speeder on fire, which will be right at the side of your Squallo, which, as you may know, will inadvertently set your boat on fire and kill you in the process.
I suppose, for this mission, you need to be both good at handling the Squallo in tense conditions, and you need to have a particularly good aim on you.
How about, as well as listing missions you to this day despise, you also list the missions that you used to despise, but have now had a change of heart and love it? For me, that has to be the RC Chopper challenge, located at Escobar int. airport. I used to, quite literally, suck at controlling the RC Chopper, and it took me at least eight or nine minutes to complete the task. Now, after a bit of practise, I have accustomed to the controls of the chopper, and now thrive upon the mission. Nine times out of ten, if I'm near Escobar int. airport, and have a few spare minutes on my hands, I'll go ahead and hop in the Top Fun van and trigger the side-mission. I can't get enough of it!