Definitely a great game, and very fun. I'm not finished with it yet, but I've already become addicted. And I can say i will replay this game several times. It's similar to Blood Money which was also an awesome game. Different ways to go about your missions. Great for a stealth game, but the gun fights are very fun, and very movie like. Any gamer should definitely rent this game at least. I bought it, because I know i will play it a few times over.
posted by GamerChick556 (MORRISTOWN, TN) Dec 5, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
The story line is great, I had a lot of fun playing this game. For beginners who are just playing put it on easy. as for those of us who are game players regularly, i'd say put it on whatever you want. Otherwise this is a great game, and I plan on buying it from a store shelf if i can at a later time. Definitely a good game to play/
Surprisingly good title from IO. I never really played through the previous Hitman games because of their awkward controls and unpolished presentation. This one plays more like Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell Conviction, and the Arkham games. It can be played slowly or as a shoot-out, but you'll have more fun sneaking.
Graphically, the game is gorgeous and sometimes rivals Uncharted 3. The interior levels are detailed and the outside vistas are incredible. The Chinatown level is full of people and feels like a real street fair. Sometimes I had to stop and admire it all. The controls are snappy and responsive.
I went in expecting to do some crazy hits based on what I've heard about the previous games. But many of the levels are small and linear. I scoured the environment for deathtraps, but sometimes all I saw were bottles to break over people's heads and laundry hampers. Seriously, there are hampers and garbage cans everywhere for you to hide bodies. It gets repetitive.
Luckily there are some larger levels where you have multiple paths to decide a target's fate. But they are outnumbered by the small corridor levels.
There is the Contracts mode, where players can create hits and allow online players to try them out for in-game currency. I could see it getting old after awhile, but it's a nice addition. It's extremely easy to create one - you pick a level, mark targets, and carry out the kills. Then you save it and check to see how many people can beat your own score on your contract.
The campaign's about a girl who's been kidnapped and you have to travel to various places killing these bad people in nefarious ways to get to her. The story's pretty silly, but the voice acting is good. It's too bad that the developers rely on low humor (homophobic and misogynistic) when they could have made a decent story. All the women in the game are sheep, prostitutes, and/or ditzes. To be fair, most of the men are crude sociopaths.