Tower defense was lame, but fortunately also completely avoidable (aside from the first tutorial one.) Just keep bribing heralds to keep your notoriety down and you never have to deal with it. Bombs and bomb making were a pain, I only really used them to get achievements or if a mission's full sync objective required it (I HATED the full sync thing in Bro and Rev. Let me do the mission the way *I* want to, dammit!) And adding the ability to ride a horse everywhere in Bro, only the completely remove them in Rev really sucked. But aside from those issues, they're both still good games, although 2 is still my favorite.