It’s something I’ve never been 100% on either side of, but personally, I can’t help but think I would still prefer Season 2 to just be a full game on release rather than the episodic structure. I’d rather have a game with a nice rounded number of say, a dozen missions, ranging from medium to large, rather than Season 1 were the mission sizes range from tiny (ICA missions, The Icon), to small (Landslide, A House Built on Sand), to medium (Bangkok, Colorado, Hokkaido), to large (Paris, Marrakesh), to massive (Sapienza).
Saying that though, it does seem like Season Two will be another season, so I guess if we’re going on the assumption that this will be another 6 episode affair (not sure if they would try and do another “bonus” episode), I guess really my wish would be to have all 6 episodes all be at least Paris/Marrakesh sized, rather than have half the episodes feeling pretty big and the other half just medium sized.
I also can’t help but think it would be cool to each location have a main mission and a side mission with each episode released, really try and get the most bang out of each mission, since I’d hate to just have 6 missions and the other missions feel small and lacklustre. A bit like bonus missions but actually utilise the whole map twice, and basically have it built feeling like it was made for both missions, although again, this is if every episode was the size of Marrakesh, and I guess would be difficult if any missions took place in a single building like Paris, Bangkok, and Hokkaido all do, rather than a location like Sapienza and Marrakesh do.
Also, normal and pro modes in from the start, with pro mode designed with Season 2 in mind rather than awkwardly bolted on the game afterwards.
It’s a weird thing to say, but really, I don’t want Season 2 to reinvent the wheel. I feel like Season 1 got 95% of Hitman correct, and stuff like the sniper briefcase shouldn’t be that hard to put into the next game. I think the graphics are good enough that aside from a little polish between games, I don’t see the need to do an engine revamp for Seasons 2 and 3. I just want Season 2 to have more from Season 1 really, with a focus on bringing more quantity to the table while also bringing little tweaks as well.