I love hitman, been a fan since the original H2, and while the latest two installments are the most complete and immersive, they also have such a high level of inconsistency. I just tried to finish Mumbai Sniper Assassin challenge in Master setting and never got spotted, yet I didn’t get the rating and have a big fat zero for being spotted. It tells me I was spotted, I never got any message of suspicion or a witness. I killed Shah in her backyard by snuffing out everyone around who can see the kill, which is about the same way I did it in silent assassin suit only, than on to Rangan, whom I kill nested in the tower of the hangout on the west end of the map (every on the compound knocked out, including the two guys on the roof), while Rangan is on the west side of the upper floors. No notice of a witness or anything, no sight buzzer, nobody even came down to the hangout to see. I kill Wazir from the same spot, after the meeting as he leaves and walks down the stairs, Again, no nothing, Just a ‘search’ warning and no one comes around. It’s incredibly annoying that despite managing to do every friggin map at silent assassin suit only in Master mode, yet have such inconsistency with the sniper rating. Same kind of thing happened in Colombia so what I ended-up doing was to kill Martinez and Franco standing right behind them at the very same spot I killed them in suit only. So basically, to avoid the bug, you simply rehash your suit only run, doing the same kills but instead, you shoot them standing right behind them, with the added advantage of using costumes, so just less challening and fun, Where’s the sniping fun in this??
Either do it right, or remove the challenges entirely.
But my biggest beef with Hitman, and that has been going on ever since Absolution, but has never been as worst as it is right now, is the friggin subdue prompt. PLEASE OH PLEASE seperate the grap and punch commands, There’s nothing more annoying then trying to do a master silent assassin suit only run, and punching someone instead of grabbing them even though you’re completely parallel to the NPC, And since we can only save once, have to redo the whole thing from scratch. That “one save” constraint dates as far back as Blood Money when the maps weren’t even a 10th of the size as they are today. Either bring more consistency to the present mechanics or change it.
Please more Sniper nest maps like Himmelstein. 10 years was too long.
Edit: I reloaded my save just before killing Rangan to test something, because of the height problem of NPC sensory, I realized there was this guy on street level who is right next to the tower. I snuffed him out, and redid everything else the same way, and now I got the rating. This height problem is incredibly frustrating. I send a coin just 12 feet from a NPC and he doesn’t hear it, but someone standing closer to me lateraly but who is 25 feet higher on another floor will hear it. And probably how that bystandard witnessed my crime, by standing close to me, 25 feet down. So incredibly stupid.