So, is there any reasonable way to obtain it, or is it just horrid game design meant to frustrate you until you give up?
50+ tries later and still no succes, either Hickey manages to, against all odds, kill both guards, or they stay alive and kill Hickey instead.
I don't think this can be considered quality mechanics, I don't mind it being a challenge, but come on, this is ridiculous.
Having alot of things line up perfectly in a row means that either you're incredibly lucky, or you're incredibly frustrated with this mission.
The intro leading up to the action doesn't help much either, I don't want to be forced to watch the same uninterruptible cutscene for hours.
I also really don't feel like doing that very same walk every time again, it's a horrible way to add to the game's play time.
I gave up on Assassins Creed 3 a few months ago, after trying and failing this mission at full sync an infinite amount of times, now I get back, see the mission, decide to try again and remember why Assassin's Creed lost it's appeal to me back then. I don't want to rant but game design like this is making it rather tough not to.