When i speak of Hitman 2016 or Hitman 6, i’m referring to both H16 and H2.
This list is not in any specific order except for this first issue which i consider to be the biggest one for me. I won’t elaborate much on my perceived issues in this first post. My goal is just to make a topic of my issues with H6 so i can discuss them later on in more depth.
Atmosphere: Hitman 6’s tone differs greatly from the previous entries which all had their own personalized mood. Unlike some say, music is not the only element in building an atmosphere for a world, so having Kyd suddenly appear in the project with his own OST would just feel out of place. Keywords for me to remember: 007, Bond, Heroic, Idealistic
47’s portrayal: For the most part, i’d say for about 80% of H6, 47’s personality is in touch with his portrayal in the previous titles so this is not a big issue. But for a die hard fan who also took interest in 47’s subdued yet fascinating personality throughout the series, his slightly out of character behavior is noticeable. I’m just glad IOI didn’t do any too radical changes to 47 as a person. I know very well why this change of character design took place though.
Music: This is part of atmosphere, yes, but the music in Hitman 6 is so fucking horrible that i feel it deserves its own ‘‘bullet point’’. Around the time i had mastered all the locations of H6, i decided i’d mute the soundtrack for good, and so have i done.
47’s model & demeanor: The apparent age (or lack thereof), the slim physique and the demeanor were minor issues for me. 47’s appearance had evolved virtually perfectly in Absolution. He looked middle-aged, he had the expected physical marks of what such lifestyle may leave on a man after over a decade of working, his physique and demeanor was intimidating. None of these traits are included in H6’s interpretation of 47 except maybe for demeanor, given his creepy, frozen and emotionless stare which i do think fits the character but i prefer his constantly scanning, cautious posture in Absolution more.
Gameplay-wise, it’s an excellent entry in the series and without a doubt the richest Hitman title in content. I really can’t think of many issues within the boundaries of gameplay itself, which says a lot about the quality. I do miss the human shield, the items you always had on default and weapon customization but there are all disposable mechanics.