Through out the franchise we have been treated to more then 100 unique levels, meaning that there should be something for everyone. It also means that there are levels that didn’t quite fulfil our needs and either made no impact or it ended up as a level we can’t stand. Sometimes our perspective shifts over time and after replaying the level again. This can both change from better to worse or vice versa.
With my recent start of replaying of the WOA trilogy in one continuous experience, I had to replay a few levels that I disliked in the past. Two of them have turned from bad to worse, in this case it’s been Club 27 and Freedom Fighters. However that have also been other levels that have grown on me, one of them being ‘The Showstopper’ and especially ‘The Finish Line’.
The Miami set level didn’t awake anything in me back in 2018 and I haven’t played it since the first play through or The Undying Elusive Target. It was always a level I felt a great disconnect to, I always found that the divide between the fortress and the public area to be rather strange, robbing the level of all momentum.
That said with my recent play through, I also wanted to do something new and not just stick to the tried and tested method. I for once actually explored the bar and crowd area, something I normally have skipped completely by using the parking garage and tunnels to travel the level. For once I made it into the pit stop garages and Medical tent and the same can be said about the Kronstadt building, walking around the Expo area and the aquarium have enriched the level far more then I would have hoped to. It’s easily gone from a “meh” level to one of my favourite H2 levels.
I’m not convinced if the ‘Three-Headed Serpent’ will grow on me, so far it’s my least favourite mission in H2, that said before that ‘The Finish Line’ was a close second.
So now I ask you, how have your opinion changed on levels through out time, this can be all from the glorious Codename 47 to the dreadful Blood Money.