After playing a great game Assasin's Creed II, I started AC Brotherhood with high expectations. The game is far more limiting than AC II, as that game let you freely walk and revist areas unlocked to you. Now, it appears, that as you go through the Districts of Rome and follow the Black exclamation point memories, you are locked out of the districts you were previously in. I followed Machavelli to the Collesium, and now district Centro is unreachable and all of the renovated shops, and my freaking banks. This is a huge step back, how is the player to complete the quests such as Borgia Towers if he is not left back in! I can only hope that this restriction is lifted and you can walk freely in the districts you have unlocked. I wanted to get the smoke bomb pouch and am screwed. Next, what is with the incredibly difficult 100% synchonization objectives? Some of them are very ridiculous and am in no mood to continually replay to get 100% synchonization. This game is definitely less fun, a big headache. Sometimes it is better not to mess around with a great thing. For those who have played, can you go back into districts later to get the Borgia towers, etc, or do I have to follow the restrictive memories to the end and then replay the game knowing I must never go to the next memory until every single thing is done in the district? I will try to play on, hoping this gets better, but what a letdown. Thanks for any help!