My playthrough was challenging from the get-go. By the end of Level 1, it wanted me to have a soul and reputation of 40. This goal was a tad overwhelming for Level 1 of the game, and I had to retry several times in order to progress. I tried to keep up my reputation and soul meters in Level 2, but after I was exiled from Florence by some business rivals, I was unable to recover. When I was exiled, my reputation took a significant hit, and the citizens of Florence continued to hurt my reputation even after that. I replayed Level 2 over and over again, unable to advance despite my best attempts.