I was thinking recently that with all threads talking about remakes of older games and IOI pretty much saying it’s not gonna happen wouldn’t it be interesting to go with compromise route and release 6 selected missions from older games remade from scratch as additional season after Providence story ends?
As for me, I would like to see:
- The Lee Hong Assassination & Traditions of the Trade from Codename 47
- some sort of fusion between St. Petersburg missions from Silent Assassin
- Beldingford Manor from Contracts
- Curtains Down & A Dance with the Devil from Blood Money
As for changes and adjustments:
For The Lee Hong Assassination I was thinking that Lee Hong should stay as single target to kill with him routing between his mansion and restaurant. For safe code to make it more interesting there should be multiple ways to aquire it: either from Agent Smith or Mei Ling. Safe location itself should be randomised like in original. Map could include mansion, restaurant and city part with some references to previous missions like park and Cheng Chau restaurant (more traditional and small like in first game) that could be potentially used in bonus missions.
With Traditions of the Trade Hotel Gallard should include closed wing from contracts, some additional shops and attractions. Franz could visit hotel’s restaurant while Fritz could have a funny dentist opportunity with 47 wanting to check his teeth. Of course we also need working metal detectors.
“St. Petersburg Trinity” as I like to call it should start with flashback cutscene showing 47 killing General Rumyantsev with sniper rifle during meeting with other Generals proceeding to briefing with Diana saying that other Generals need to be killed because of their investigations regarding assassination of fourth general. There should be 3 targets: Gen. Makarov, Bardachenko and Zhupikov with map including Kirov Park, German Embassy and Undergroung Base. Opportunities could include dressing as Igor Kubasko to meet with Makarov in private, stealing briefcase from embassy to trigger meeting between KGB Agent and Zhupikov, freeing Agent Smith to make Bardachenko change his routine.
For Beldingford Manor I was thinking about changing time of day from night to evening with guests not sleeping yet. Mansion should be bigger or there could be a smaller mansion for guests with free access for 47. 47 should be one of guests here so he won’t tresspass in second mansion and outside. I don’t have any idea how to make rescuing Giles Northcott interesting however so maybe he should be an optional target after finishing mission for the first time?
With Curtains Down we definitely need Richard Delahunt with actual route and not being glued to his chair until Alvaro D’Alvade dies. Tosca should be an triggerable opportunity instead of happening as a part of the loop.
Finally A Dance with the Devil should have elevators replaced (unless IOI adds them) with stairs. Heaven party could have a long “Stairway to Heaven” while Hell party claustrofobic descenting stairs in cave like setting. Also I think that Eve wasn’t a memorable target so maybe she could work like Maelstrom with randomised appearance.
I’m really interested with everyone opinions and ideas regarding which 6 missions should be remade and how could they be changed to work with current engine and gameplay.
Also sorry for overusing should and could, I’m not so great at English