Honorable Mention: Mumbai
Least Favorite and Romania doesn’t count:
Colorado (love the tone and concept, actually think this map is great story-wise, but the disguise variation is weak, the lack of verticality is a big miss, and I’m good at this game but being quickly caught in the shit is way too easy in this map. Sniper assassin is pretty much impossible UNLESS you finagle it and run to 1,2, or 3 targets — depending on your sniping speed — and snipe them in rooms or from ground floor cover elsewhere than the tower.)
Bangkok (I’ve got a love/hate relationship with this map. I love the setting and the color palette. I like all the music production stuff, and the sit-and-wait kill as well as the tuk tuk self-kill were so new and awesome to me in late 2016. Love murdering a guy who looks like me— I’ll leave it up to you to imagine which. Really dislike the lack of traversal on the top floors, the lame exits, and frankly how limited SASO is on this one. Manipulating the AI is also annoying, and both targets’ routes suck. Killing corpo scum is cool though.)
Santa Fortuna (Level design is so detailed and lovely and amazing… until you realize you can’t [easily] group the targets. During my SASO runs I get frustrated with Rico and Hector. The outside studio did ok with this one, much better with Mumbai.)
Honorable Mention: Sgail. The target routes suck. Atmosphere’s dope though.
I know that many people don’t like Colorado (just look in the other lists) and yes, at the beginning I didn’t liked it either. But I played it quite much and I think it’s one of the best maps when it comes to atmosphere and story.
I actually like that it’s trespassing area, because I like the whole vibe and if it was not, it wouldn’t fit (I mean, we are trespassing the secret training ground of a private terror organisation).
And I liked the targets. I had the most difficulty killing them, and I mean not in gameplay, but I quite liked them especially with Penelope Graves and Ezra Berg I felt almost sad that I had to kill them. No other level made me feel that.