They had something beautiful, then went away from it. Even the theme song was only played once in a cut scene in the middle of the game. If I wanted to dig through warehouses to get to a door, I would play a ton of other games. The beauty of blood money were all the different, creative, and unique scenarios in which I could assassinate a target. Absolution went away from that concept and added a story line that I don't much care for, and a game premise that I hope they won't repeat in the next one.
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.