Hi all, first post to the forums and it’s potentially a controversial one. (Apologies for formatting).
I’ve only recently played the two latest Hitman games after taking a break from the series for a while, hence why the thread is a little late. But I would like to see the opinions of other people on my most favorite franchise!
I’m going to start this off with a very subjective list of things I personally like and dislike about the new games, and I would love to hear your guys thoughts.
Things I personally like:
*How well the game plays. Hitman has never played so well. 47 is easy to control, the camera is good, the inventory is easy to use and acess and I really like throwing stuff at people.
*How much time has been spent crafting environments. The game looks lush, even Hitman 2016.
The extra missions outside of the campaign for replayability.
Seeing Agent 47 own that catwalk
Things I’m not too fond of:
Opportunities. (Yes, I’m aware they are optional). I really dislike playing with them. I also find that it makes a lot of NPCs behaviour unnatural as it forces them into a set routine once activated. Unlike the older games, you know the target will never flee the area. I don’t get the love for them when Absolution was dragged for how linear it was, when opportunities are just ‘go from A -B’.
Difficulty. The newer games are a tad too easy. Hitman 2016 is the first Hitman game I’ve not died once in. I’m happy to see Hitman 2 has difficulty settings and suit only, but I still don’t think they are that challenging.
Boxes and cupboards. I don’t dislike them, I just think there are too many of them and always in just the right places. I suppose this links with difficulty.
Things I would like to see more of:
More emphasis on story and a longer campaign. I like the side missions a lot, but I really like the Agent 47 character and would like to see more of him.
A darker tone and atmosphere. In my opinion, Hitman is getting a bit too silly (see firing a cannonball into someone in their garden) and there aren’t enough nighttime missions or darker missions. Contracts ismy favourite game and still to this day puts me on edge playing it.
What do you guys think?