What achievements did I miss you ask? We had to complete every level in the game without using any hints. This meant going through the game again and starting to memorise many of the locations. This took some time and, let me tell you, this was not fun. At one point I was so bored I turned to my partner and said;
“Can we stop? I’m not enjoying myself anymore.”
Her reply was a simple moment of stern silence. My course was set and I had no other choice than to get on with the job at hand. As each new level opened I would venture closer to the HDTV to get a better look as my watery eyes counteracted the crystal clear image the XBOX was trying to project. The repetitive gameplay and simple visuals started to grate on my nerves like a crazy man with a Ped Egg. Despite feeling like I was trapped in some eternal limbo the final achievement popped and the dark cloud that had enveloped my partner began to lift; she had achieved her goal and I was free – FREE.
Unfortunately, I was not allowed to say no
I felt like I had gone through a lot of hurt for very little reward. However, when I look at my list of fully completed games it’s a pretty embarrassing affair that contains the likes of King Kong and TMNT. Although Interpol: The Trail of Dr Chaos is no cooler I can at least feel like I have earned the right to say I fully completed the game. Between my laid back co-op skills and my partner’s drive we have a team that works well together; something that’s important if a co-op partnership is going to last!