Originally Posted by JLB1987
I'm going to be perservering at it. It's such a great game, it seems almost a shame that I can't go back to most of the side missions until I do that final mission.
You're right, you're not prepared for it- up until that point, the most difficult aspect of the game is getting the "pro" times in the side missions. The main missions are almost all pretty easy until the (what I hope is) the last mission. Did you play through it on hard mode as well, or is it equally as ridiculous on normal/ easy mode?
I'm pretty sure I was playing normal mode. I enjoyed the challenges and pretty much completed most all objectives and missions prior to the end-game mission.