I've been playing Hitman since the very first title. Color me decidedly unimpressed with a capital YAWN. Folks may be tempted to blame IO Interactive, the Danish development firm that actually wrote the game, but the real culprit is Japanese newcomer to the Hitman scene (versus original publisher EA Games), Square Enix Holdings, Limited, who negatively impacted the development of the latest title by under-funding said development, tying IOI's metaphorical hands as regards voice actor casting.
Not just talking out my hind end. Take a look at another EA Games publication, Freedom Fighters, coded by Io Interactive. Freedom Fighters was developed using technology that debuted in Hitman: Silent Assassin. WONDERFUL language use and voice acting. Freedom Fighters 2, however, was abandoned so that the developer could devote proper attention to Hitman: Blood Money, the last DECENT Hitman release. Absolution was disappointing, but this latest iteration have forced me to permanently boycott all future Square Enix releases (for reasons based upon Nazi-jackbooted-DRM, not crappy language options). Bangkok: Not one single WORD of Thai is spoken. Not one single NATIVE ACCENT, even. The voice actors are all British and American, which actually paints an absurdly ridiculous picture of Thailand in the Bangkok map.
Friends complain—rightly, in my considered world-traveled opinion—that "foreign" language options consist of crude subtitles…making it IMPOSSIBLE for non-English speakers to experience satisfactory immersion in 47's digital world.