So I’ve been playing the game recently—I’ve played through the whole game once and I’m currently replaying it now. I just finished Curtains Down for the second time and I’ve come to realize some reasons why I prefer Hitman 2 (2018) over it.
- I’m sure it was great technically in 2006, but it feels lacking today. The controls are off—hold the left stick to throw?—the graphics are clunky, and there are some QoL elements that should be present—you can’t hide bodies in closets, you can’t take disguises from hidden bodies, there’s no good way to KO compared to Hitman 2–you’ve got a two time use item and pistol whipping. I don’t really know, but I feel like Hitman 2 is so much more polished that this game feels pretty off. Keep in mind that I played 2016 and 2018 before blood money so this could be a big reason why I feel this way.
- Not very open-ended—I’ve heard that in 2006, this was really groundbreaking in a Hitman game for how many ways you could get the job done. But now I’m not entirely sure that that’s the case. After playing curtains down, I realized that there really is only one clean way to take down Richard delahunt and it’s pretty lame how it works like that. I noticed this later too for the clone target in the final mission and one of the targets in a dance with the devil. I guess you’re supposed to play these missions over and over like the reboots, but I really felt that some of these were just one time play levels.
Those are my thoughts on how blood money holds up today. I think I’ll get a lot of hate since so many people think blood money is the best game, but personally I couldn’t see why people loved it so much. I felt the same way with other classics like Ocarina of Time, and Perfect Dark, but Blood money is the one where I feel like I’m the only one who can’t grasp why the game is so great.
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