I loved the last Hitman so I was looking forward to this one. However, I really don't like the direction they took. In order to complete a level 100%, you have to play it A LOT. Sometimes there are a dozen ways you have to kill the same target, and each level must be played both without a disguise and by collecting all the disguises. Even worse, they don't actually tell you what the objectives are - you have to guess by the objective name and a simple picture. I didn't bother finishing this game, which is a shame. It just stopped being fun.
posted by Toast4Twenty (PARK CITY, KS) Sep 3, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I have followed the Hitman franchise from the beginning and after playing this I think they should have stopped at Blood Money. You can tell Square had a hand in this because the long cutscenes THAT YOU CAN'T PAUSE XO. They have changed the way the game is played. In this game you have to wear a disguise different than the guard you are trying to slip past to succeed, if you are wearing the same disguise then you have to use some special power boost which is hard to get back. The aiming is very sensitive and jumpy I spent the first hour just trying to calibrate it. I bought the game shortly after it was released and I had to force myself to finish it t just because it was Hitman, after I beat it once I sold it. They added a point system for online leaderboards and that was cool. They have a mode called contracts so you can make your own mission and challenge your friends. That was really fun, nothing like creating a mission your friend can not win and rage quits :D. However, that was not enough to look past this game's obvious sell out. If you love the Hitman franchise you will probably be very disappointed in this game, if you are just now starting to play and don't care about the story timeline, PLAY HITMAN: Bloody Money. I promise you'll see the difference.
Also, I'd like to add there is WAY to MUCH COP KILLING in this game. Every other level I feel like I was trying to evade and killing police officers, after awhile it just felt old and wrong.