Side quests are my jam. Even if they don't mean much in the long run, I feel as though I'm honing my skills for the meat of the game. Anyway, I'm curious if there is a certain point I should stop doing the story to take on side quests. I ask, because it seems as though the game is still walking me through some tutorial stuff, even while I'm at the start of Sequence 7.
Example: My favorite thing to do is perch below a ledge and wait for a roof guard to come near and assassinate him by pulling him off the ledge. I played up to Sequence 7, but I couldn't for the life of me get this ability to work. I wrote it off as something the developers took out of the game, much to my chagrin, and pressed on. I did an early naval mission which required me to scale a cliff side up to a tower. There was a guard waiting at the top. It prompted me to do a ledge assassination. ????? So I couldn't do so before unless I did this optional side mission???
Color me confused.
This got me thinking that maybe I need to press on further in the game before I go gallivanting around completing side quests. Having all my abilities available will make it a much easier task. So far, I've completed all side quests in Boston but a few things would definitely have been easier if I could ledge assassinate before then.
So, are there more abilities I need to unlock? When would be the best time to start side quests be?