In one hand, I agree with you. I don’t really prefer to go with the scripted kills. But in the other hand, this isn’t a kill. These are instructions you’re getting from Diana in the briefings and intro dialogue when you start the actual mission.
Also a thing that’s overlooked, is that these missions are not canon. So considering that, how can 47 think that “this shopperkeeper” is out of place when it’s the very first time 47 has visited marrakesh?
So regardless that hitman is about replayability and players know maps, players should still follow the story, but what they should follow more are “THE DAMN INSTRUCTIONS” (lol) that Diana has given 47. “Go find the courier or the fixer”.
Like I’ve said so many times in these replies, what kind of mentality is it to go do ANYTHING ELSE (ie. randomly start KOing NPCs) other than finding the courier or fixer?
There were arguments back when it was released that ppl failed it also for subduing the courier. They thought either 1) he had the diamonds on him (which clearly wasn’t the case because it was stated in the briefings that he wouldn’t) or 2) take his clothes and assume his role. What? How would 47 think that the fixer doesn’t know the courier? Again, NOT FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS. Diana said find the fixer and courier and shadow them to the diamonds.
So regardless if someone wanted to “do their own thing”, it just boggles my mind why anyone would not follow instructions? That is your role as 47 in the first place and Diana is there to guide you. So it’s basically saying F you to the ICA and going rogue. Absolution anyone?
Not sure if you’re kidding but he spawns inside the consulate and walks right out the front doors, through the crowd and walks directly to the cafe to meet the courier. That’s how I found the courier. I was kinda new to marrakesh back then and I didn’t know where the cafe was but I knew where the consulate was. So I found the fixer walking out and followed him to the cafe.