Posted: January 23
Best line: I got wood man, why do I have wood?
TL;DR Some intresting ideas that differ from the other games in the series not all of them work or are a good change. This game is still good, IF you have not played blood money. This game teaches devs why if it aint broke dont fix it. Still a good game for people new to the franchise as its an easier and more grounded experience.
Story: Way more personal. Develops the characters alot more then blood money. However targets to assassinate have no depth so its a weird trade off conisidering in blood money they gave you backstory that made you hate them.
Graphics: Solid with good textures but can be blurry sometimes. Nothing really to complain against.
Performace: Splendid and with the amount of people on screen at still above 60fps on a gtx 760 its a good port.
Gamplay: This is where it fulls apart. Four problems which blood money does not surfer from.
1. The level design. Way smaller and condensed. It does give you less options and paths to take out a target but more forgiving if you mess up so the whole level does not come down on you, just sections of guards.
2. The disguise system. So in Blood Money if you had a disguise you were set unless you were hostile. In this you cant do the same but nps somehow can identify you as 47 even when your acting like a guard. It allows you to get into certain areas but if guards are there they will spot you too easily. The middle ground should be if you stay near them for way too long or be around items your not supposed to than they question your identity rather than opening fire. It punishes exploaration, little that it has.
3. Checkpoints, No save selection. When activating a checkpoint it resets all guards on the map meaning if you took them out silently and hid them, kazam they are back. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Plus not to mention if you use one and die all the targets movement patterns reset so you have to wait again for you to strike even if they were next to the checkpoint before.
4. Score system, Punishing exploaration. It basically punishs you for taking out any npc. If they are a guard. Ok I get that but if you knock them out silently and hid the body it should not minus points unless your lethal.
Aside that its still quite weak. In Blood Money you have a black market to buy all weapons and upgrades in this you dont and can only have a few weapons aswell. Then amount of items you can kill with or distract is very good however. Alot like dead rising 2 were lots of items to you some good, The AMAZING katana and some bad, The vase.
A hit and miss game. If you aint played the originals you will enjoy this. If you did, like me, you will crave something more and be angered by the unncessary changes they made and go back to blood money. I still can recommend this but I was close to not.
The sequel: So Hitman ------- (6) basically will be going back to old routes, WHOOO! But will be a different dev, ♥♥♥♥ sake. It could go either way. Lets have hope.