After seeing both the good (and bad) in HITMAN 2’s unlockable lists, at the risk of some controversy, I want to propose that IOI send a delegation every year to weapons shows and exhibits for Intelligence/counter-intelligence.
If we are seeing so many duplicate items now it will only get worse when we get to H3, H4, H5, and so on.
Movie references and making yet another remote doll-bomb can only get you so far.
Just a sampling of what IOI would have seen at the 2018 Shot Show
And that’s just some of the stuff…IOI should increase the value of research and development…I mean… the good news is that they don’t need to invent everything. Half of the gear going forward can be gimmicks. The rest can be researched from annual weapons shows where real life companies think of the new ideas for them.
Performance wise, much like real life weapons, IOI can always elect to either “inch up” performance gear, or do the Porsche thing where a new model is “between two other models”, and then another new unlockable is yet “between the last new one and another model” in terms of performance figures. Sure, that means eventually much of what we use would come down to taste, though there could still be stratification.
Then again, this is already true in every game that has weapons (particularly firearms) in them. Much of actual score performance is based on “human feel” for the weapon and placebos (ie: You do better with guns you simply just like).
I think the Hitman community would be pretty happy if 47’s arsenal was both varied and up to date, making every “season/sequel” something to be excited for in terms of gear.
On another note: How long has it been and 47 still doesn’t have access to older assassin tools like that poison-tipped cane the KGB supposedly used to such good effect by poking a target in the ankles? Or that clever two part Poison used in the recent assassination of Kim Jong Nam?