HARD. this is of course just my opinion, so i was wondering who agrees with me and who doesn't. personally i don't like them, i hate the fact that unless i go through a guide, i'll probably never get them all. for example, i probably have about 50% of the flags in assassins creed. i could look for a guide to get the rest, but i can't remember what ones i already have and there are like a trillion zillion of them. add the fact that the world in assassins creed IS FOOKIN' MAHOOSIVE and there you go. the same applies to gta/crackdown/whatever for me. so, what do you think about hidden packages / orbs / flags / treasure?