After doing some research, I found that even though the PS3 version does not have achievements, the Xbox 360 version does. Hell. Even the dang Windows phone version had them, and you could use the crossbow. WTH. Ah well, good game none the less although there is no reason to collect hundreds of flags and complete some of the more annoying investigations.
I dont really give a crap about trophies. ANd yea it didnt really make sense that you couldnt use a crossbow. Especially since the trailer and opening scene shows Altair using one.... --- Read my blog: http://sirthinkalotsthoughts.blogspot.com/ But, no, seriously **** you!
The crossbow was originally going to be in, but they realized that it doesn't fit the setting (crossbows like the one in the trailer did not exist at the time), so they replaced it with the throwing knives. --- Behold the angry wizard putt-putt-putting away.