During an attempt to play through every AC game in the months leading up to the AC3 release, I soon realized that I had underestimated the task at hand. The completionist in me was insisting that I buy every painting and upgrade every shop; something I would be more than happy to do when playing it for the first time or casually picking the game up. However, not something best suited to a speed run. And after realising that each game was taking upwards of 30 hours, I gave up. I simply didn’t have the time.