I was thinking about how to re-capture the success of Sapienza, and I think a possibile setting might be a fictional Scottish town in the vein of the old town parts of Edinburgh. Fictional because I’d like for Edinburgh castle to be the place where the main target is hanging out / llives (among other things that the devs would be free to play around with if they weren’t trying to exactly recreate something existing)
While someone would be living there I imagine there would be tourism and guided tours in parts of the castle area.
Architecture would be different enough that it wouldn’t feel like a Sapienza clone, and all of you people who get wet for rainy levels could get some of that as well.
I imagine a sniper vantage point inside a tower in a gothic looking cathedral (and gothic architecture in general). Obviously you could also snipe from a castle tower (which I imagine is in close connection to one of the guided tours).
There’d be a hotel in the town where a secondary target is staying.
Might do some kind of more amibtious writeup, but I also imagine some kind of fun uses of suits of armor as hiding places (similar to the plague doctor, or the samurai armor in Absolution), kilts (find some wacky reason to have a couple of characters in them and the possibility to grab their clothes for maximum fun), and so on.
Possible “unique” kills:
- Crushing someone with a portcullis
- Devastating blow with a claymore style greatsword (imagine this being different from the stabbing style sword kills).
- Old timey castle chandelier drop and/or breaking off and dropping a gargoyle on someone.