First of all, very well done write-up.
I would like to encourage people to not make list-threads that are quite this wide in scope, but as long as the write-up is this detailed I think it’s probably OK.
That being said I found myself either not caring terribly or at least partially disagreeing with some of the points made.
I think I agree with the sentiment that they got 47s presence right in Absolution. That being said I mostly don’t think the difference is that big of a deal.
I still think 47 looks like he’s walking in a strangely effeminate manner while walking down stairs for some reason though.
I think I mosty disagree here. I agree that it doesn’t make a lot of sense continuity wise, but the barcode is part of what makes 47 who he is to my mind. I want it to stay.
I guess I wouldn’t throw a hissy fit if they added a slight scar though.
I don’t much subscribe to the idea that Hitman needs dark levels because it’s about killing. It seems unnecessarily on the nose, and I much prefer the dramatic irony of a mission like Sapienza where everything seems so light and cozy, but in reality a conspiracy to create the ultimate weapon, and double murder to stop this conspiracy is about to go down.
That being said, I woudn’t mind one (or at most two) of the so called darker missions, though I feel like Contracts honestly ruined the atmosphere of the Hong Kong remakes and Traditions of the Trade by trying to make them ”dark”, so it would have to be darkness that is appropriate (like in Meatking’s Party or Beldingford Manor) and not darkness for the sake of darkness.
I gotta say out of all of the stuff people love from BM and want back, Human Shield is the one I understand the least. The briefcase I get. Human shield… I have no need for. I only ever used it as a cheap way to get a free knockout without a syringe, and that’s not necessary anymore (and even if there was it would be a clue that subduals are needed, not that HS should be kept).
I guess if I found out it was back in I wouldn’t be massively upset, but it feels like a waste of resources IMO.
Definitely where it is logical, like with Dalia Margolis (seems like the kind of person who would have a Derringer or something similar) General Zaydan (Desert Eagle?), and definitely the targets in Colorado and Yuki Yamazaki (Beretta?).
I don’t see targets like Caruso or Strandberg (for instance) carrying weapons or fighting back though.