posted by ExaltedDarkness (EUGENE, OR) Nov 25, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I'm going to try and be honestly fair with this
In Absolution, a good quarter of my game time was spent replaying most of the levels and checkpoint. The sense of still wanting to get a perfect, well achieved hit is still in this game, but it just doesn't feel the same. The Instinct ability is rather handy in my opinion, though in other gamer's opinions it is not. It helps you determine what you can use throughout the environment which was a huge help in getting a perfect kill. The story is...okay I would say. The other games have been better. The game play is nice and fluid however. Sound is great, graphics are good. But what frustrated me is that in Absolution, it rates you on how you play throughout the level. Now while that's all fine and dandy, it can be a bit frustrating. It makes you think "Should I kill this guy, or distract him so my score won't go down?". It can be frustrating at times making you want to replay a BUNCH. The thing that depressed me is that, in Absolution, a lot of 47's gear is not in it. You have your signature silverballers, and your fiber wire, and that's it. I miss the feature in Blood Money where you could pick out the weapons in specific that you wanted.
I guess what I wanted was a very slightly revamped Hitman: Blood Money. From the reviews, I assume a lot of other people did too. Overall, good game, worth a rent. Have fun, guys.
posted by RabidChimp805 (SANTA MARIA, CA) Nov 27, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
So I finished the campaign. It took me 4 days to complete. It's amazing. So cool that it takes longer to finish then most recent games. The graphics, sound, gameplay are great. I'm not in to most 3rd person games, but this one tops them all. I'd like to see any new game top this. The side missions are a blast as well.
Hitman has finally returned. The well driven plot is what made the game shine, for me. This game has been in production for a while and could have done far better had it released a few years back.
If you liked Alpha Protocol or the past Hitman titles you would favor this one.
Playing as the Legendary Hitman Agent47.
The Agency is back in operation from having been media exploited. Agent 47 starts to take contracts, as a personal vendetta emerges to him.
The plot is a lot more in dept than that, but to be more elaborate would give out spoilers for this title and past titles. The conspiracy, crime-syndicate title is great.
The graphics on the other hand are what kept me from giving a 10. There is many neat graphic elements of the game--Such as reflective surfaces, Gradient rain accumulation on Agent 47's dome, Great particle effects, and light rendering techniques. BUT you will see a lot of textures often get cut out or randomly snip off. The polygon count on characters is rather low -- There is blocky appearances, smudge textures in cut scenes and gameplay. Indoor textures and objects look better than the outdoor, significantly.
The sound--Yikes--some of the guns sound nice and solid. Some ambient sounds, have a very snap-routine to them -- Do not feel like part of the gameworld at all. There was one Helicopter sound that seemed like heavy static just being played in my speakers.
Clunky game elements. This is a game that should had more free-form animation and less motion capture, because of how snappy-animation sequences are.
In all the game seemed like, they got tired of running into barriers during development and just went ahead releasing what they had.
The game is alright though... You still have in dept problem solving tactics and the storyline makes you challenge the gameworld differently. It is a Hitman title but rough cut.
I love challenging games. If you are a old fan... Check this out.