So, i like the contracts mode in Hitman 2016 and Hitman 2018, i even had a featured contract in Hitman 2016, which was “The Curse of Morgan Le Fay”. The Contracts mode is okay, some people like it a lot because of the contracts, i like it mainly because i can find some names from there and so on. But still, there are a lot of issues with the contracts mode, that really need some attention in my opinion. So i will do just that. Also, i wasnt sure if this should go to Hitman Wishlist of the Hitman 2018 General gategory, so i just went with Wishlist, as i do hope these get fixed.
- The names are messed up.
In The Contracts mode, when clicking on someone in instinct, you can mark an NPC as a target, which displays the name of the NPC. Now this is quite useful for someone like me, who has a great interest for the minor characters in Hitman 2016/2018. But here is the problem. A lot of the names are messed up in the contracts mode.
1A: Incorrect names: For excample the Mario Brothers change their name between World of Tomorrow, and The Landslide, from Mario Salvatore and Luigi Salvatore to Mario Fratelli and Luigi Fratelli. The drug dealer hippie changes his name into Salvatore Pugliesi in Landslide, yet retains his WoT name of “Torres Piombo” in Santa Fortuna. The painter in Mumbai is called Soham Hussain, yet in contract creator mode he is named Babu Raav. Sheikh Salman Al-Ghazali is called Abdul Silleman in Miami and Gregory Arthur is called… Gilfrod Bootyswang! There are a lot more of these mistakes, so i guess thats enough examples for now.
1B:Broken names. Lets say the housekeeper near Catalina Delgado’s Jazucci in Santa Fortuna. Her name is “Carlomagno Y??ez Pacheco”. Then there is one of the members of the Original Five, “Catherine ??Kiki?? Zola”. Those "??"s, are out of place.
2: The contracts mode doesnt offer too much creativity into make fun contracts, or for excample having themed contracts. Some of the contracts are okay, but none of them have i really enjoyed, in either of the two newest ones. Not 2016 nor 2018. I didnt even like the one that i made that got featured too much. Yeah, some of the contracts are good, none of them are great. So what could be done to combat this? Well, here is a few wild suggestions.
- Make a second version of the contract creator. This one is for bigger custom contracts, and make another row of saves, that are for the online contracts, that you maybe have to even download? Nothing in the scale of making something as big as Sapienza, but rather making your own custom NPCs and targets with custom routes, maybe deleting some characters or objects, adding some objects and making different opportunities or ways to kill your target for excample. And still retain the smaller version of contracts mode without saves etc. You could also add things such as marking a specific item as a target that you need to obtain, or destroy. I mean, these would add so much things to do in contracts mode and lessen the creative constraints of a contract being likely bad because its themed.
Anyways, those are my opinions on the contracts mode and what i think need attention.