Hitman (2016) Season 1 is not a perfect game. This forum is filled with enough complaints on those issues.
My answer is a solid “No.” In fact, Hitman (2016) is one of my favorite games in the last decade. The gameplay and core mechanics are intuitive and solid. Every action is made to feel satisfying, with an incredible soundscape to match it. It has some of the most natural voice acting I’ve heard in a long time, coupled with genuinely comedic dialogue. I find the soundtrack to fit the game perfectly, and it seems to be perfectly integrated into the game too!
The story takes a slight backseat to the gameplay, though we know there’s at least another season to come. And where people complained there were only a handful of cutscenes, a TON of the story is told within the game itself. Thoroughly exploring each level not only rewards you with alternate routes, items, unique kill methods, disguises, Easter Eggs, etc… it also gives you hours of dialogue that builds the world and connects all the levels in both directions.
Again: Season 1 is not a perfect game. And while I worry about the future of ANY online-only game, I still think this game is an absolute grand-slam by IOI, and proves that they understand what makes a game fun, engaging, and replayable.
I’m genuinely excited to see where Season 2 will take this game!