When I play this I wonder each time, could this be alternate history bitch you see it’s,
Just that when we play the second level as well as the one where we all do return.
To the area, we see a Russia which seems to be so much more communist than it was actually back in the year of 2002 (that’s two thousand and two)
Tell me could this mean that: in this new HitWorld the Soviets never dissolved? We see hammer and sickle on the wall! In the station for subways alone. What could this be? What could this mean? Is it alternate?
Is it true that in this game and alternate history is making its way to a game played by me and you too?
A lot of countries that were formerly USSR/Socialist Bloc didn’t get rid of all the soviet/socialist symbols in architecture and sculpture, at least immediately. They are often considered cultural property. Or they are too much of a hassle to remove.
Soviet metro is well-known for its highly decorated interiors, and obviously they often include some soviet symbolic.
Uhhh what did you mean by this? What gives you the impression that Russia in H2:SA is more communist than IRL 2002 (that’s in real life two thousand and two)? I don’t really get what you are saying…
Oh, is it because of this? Most likely that’s just some stereotypical thing left in there because the game was made in a different time, where the developers could get away with portraying cultures in a stereotypical and borderline-offensive manner.
That’s why you’d get stuff like giant hammers & sickles in Russian subways, or the black gang members in the tutorial level of Blood Money, or Hayamoto Sr. living in an ancient feudal Japan era palace filled with literal ninjas, or the Middle East/India levels that caused the second game to get censored, or all the South America levels in C47 and BM being set around drug cartel compounds and aboriginal tribes…
It’s not some alternate timeline stuff or whatever, it’s just a case of Hitman not having the most sensible representation of other cultures at the time…
This is another things leads me to question. Could hitmale 2 and the freedom fighter original be decided to be the same universe? But they canceled it with Contracts and blood money (featuring Kane and Lynch aka The Freedom Fighter 2: Mercenaries)