Well, we still playing a game about killing and getting money for it. A cold blooded killer with a suit in a world full of crime. Game is good, but this vibe man it's laughable in the bad way. Some examples: bond kinda music, 47 calling himself Rieper in every mission while in 2:SA he told Lei Ling it's not his name anymore, every NPC thinks he is funny with lame ass stupid dialoge, fiberwire with no fucking wire, santa suit, purple guns, the big one... And so on.
The level design is great, gameplay is allright and the story is interesting, but the vibe and atmosphere are bad. Really bad. It's bond and sesame street combined. Back in the day I felt scared in the closed down hotel wing in ToTT and mysterious while hiding in a closet in Blood Money. This game doesn't have that.
Problem 3 is that everything seems over the top. IO-I doesn't see not everything has to be so much. Fashionshow in a museum? Okay. But then. A nice farm completely fucked by a terrorist militia, a hotel with too big hallways and half of it closed to the public because the Class. Private hospital with more patients than rooms and half of it closed down because old Soders is being operated.
The game is fine, but IO-I does things too much to entertain us. Well let me tell you IO, me and maybe much more are allready happy with something small and normal. I can't remember Beldingford Manor full of high tech terrorist or ToTT closed off because of a band. Just give us something original and normal. It doesn't have to be as boring as you think.
Oh and yes, 47 has class.