Recently, I have gotten back into Hitman due to the release of Hitman 3. I’ll be honest, the game looks amazing and the new cover system is awesome. The new movement system is simply the best the series has seen and I am really stoked to play with it once I get my hands on the game.
However, I have been challenging myself to to do a lot of suit-only infiltrations in maps like Paris, Bangkok and Whittleton Creek. I used to be very liberal with disguises back in the H2 and 2016 days, but I decided to go out of my comfort zone and really push myself to only use disguises as a means to an end. This approach means I can only use them to set up kills. I cannot just use them because they are a convenient way to infiltrate. Also, I really enjoy sneaking around in the suit and I love the suit system as well. It’s practically win-win.
Whittleton Creek and Paris were pretty liberal with suit-only routes and methodologies, as there is a lot of cover and different routes you could take without being forced to use a disguise. The routes themselves were pretty fair and balanced to the point of feeling fun and engaging.
Bangkok, however, has been a nightmare. Other than the obvious (the middle bridge method), there are very few viable options. For example - There is the backyard where there is the tok-tok (that quirky vehicle Morgan wants to buy). I have tried every method in the Hitman textbook (I am very good and experienced due to 2016 and 2) and haven’t met any consistent success rates. Ether I get lucky and slip by, or I end up getting spotted. I noticed the way the guards and civilians are placed is so, “anti suit-only”. I couldn’t help but I feel I had to steal a disguise just so I can get by everyone. Even the security hut was a bad idea because the guard drinking the water never looks away and is looking directly at the window. The two female civilians are so random and can sometimes spot you quickly. Not to mention, the gardener is a big obstacle too. Then you have the three people blocking the door to the ground floor or the Cross building. What I am trying to say, is that levels like Bangkok are some of the most tunnel-vision levels in the game and it’s such a shame. You are forced to use disguises for no reason other than there is no way to sneak past the guards and civilians without getting spotted.
By the way, I am well aware of the exploits as well. The peekaboo and the bullet impact and panic states. The reason I don’t use them is because they feel cheap and not at all satisfying. I don’t enjoy taking advantage of the A.I. weakness, they are very few, and I really want to ‘beat’ the A.I. fair and square.
This has been my biggest concern going into Hitman 3, and I really want to play and buy the game, but I can not justify both actions if the previous two games have shown me where they can fall short. If this is me being a ‘bad player’, then by all means, I would love if someone could teach me what to do. Other than that, I hope I am doing something wrong and the level and game are not at fault.