Yes well unfortunately there are others whose opinions align with @Agent_17. If the characters are non-existant and the level is not distinct or detailed then why bother. You get no replayability if the only thing to discover are kill opportunities especially since challenges exist.
No it doesn’t Soders has more kill opportunities than Yamazaki and all he does is lie there on a gurney.
That is also subjective, I like Yamazaki since she has a visual characterization that is unique to Hitman targets blending professional and criminal, I like her backstory since it ties into the games themes of repercussions and consequences. I mean she is a better character than the last lawyer that was in the game Ken Morgan.
Soders is suitably pathetic, time has run it course and Soders was outclasses by his own worst enemy himself all that made Soders the best has been stripped away. He has some of the coldest and brutal kills in the series.