The Hawkes Bay beginning is one of the best starts to a videogame I’ve played. The rolling clouds, ocean and moonlight reflections immersed me no end. I was Agent 47 walking up that beach.
Played The Finishing Line last night. Gobsmacked. I lost myself for 3.5 hours (this constitutes a gaming marathon when you have two young kids). The size and detail in each room, bar, dancefloor, rooftop garden, cupboard, office. The craft that goes into designing a level this vast and detailed is remarkable. Within this huge space goes the detail, NPC plot reveals, object placement and pacing able to keep me 100% engaged and feeling so clever and satisfied when I find the next piece of the puzzle, all while being totally immersed by gorgeous visuals, insane detail and sound.
Finally, observing the full game UI with Legacy installed. Prologue, Hitman, Hitman 2, Patient Zero. It’s all there under one roof as IOI had intended. This is comfortably my GOTY. Can’t wait to get back to it tonight.