To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Hitman: Contracts. The plot is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of Hitman lore most of the story will go over a typical player’s head. There’s also the bleak atmosphere, which is deftly woven into the levels - the mission The Seafood Massacre draws heavily from the Blade Runner movies, for instance. The roleplayers understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of the vibe, to realize that it’s not just edgy- it’s something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Hitman: Contracts truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the meaning in 47’s existencial catchphrase “I need to use the bathroom,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Mario Puzo’s Godfather. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated speedrunners scratching their heads in confusion as Jesper Kyd’s genius unfolds itself on their computer screens. What fools… how I pity them. And yes by the way, I DO have a Fleur De Lis tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they’re within 50 hours played of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.