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great game enjoyed the first fiew levels, but after that the game starts to be way to complicated even on the easiest levels. to much health is taken from your guy and you cant even tell your being shot unless you look at your health bar which in some cases it can be too late (aka. dead). the game should also explain weather your target is above you or in some cases below you on the easier levels. otherwise the game was fair but i wouldnt reccomend it to people who arent good with strategie type games. thanks (XBOX 360 RULES)
While the tutorial level (demo) does a good job of setting the stage and getting the player familiar with the controls and dynamics of the game, it's linear feel is a bit misleading. The other levels in the game offer the player much more diversity in infiltration techniques and unique kills. DO NOT base your opinion of the game on this first level!
The camera angle, much maligned in previous incarnations, is much improved, allowing easy transitions between 1st and 3rd person views.
I find that the levels, while beautifully rendered, tend to have a lot of area that was, at least in my style of play, totally unused. I spent several hours exploring many of them, looking at the art on the walls, 'accidentally' stumbling into the ladies shower in the Paris Opera House (3..4..5 times) and just generally enjoying the easter eggs (watching the clown pull the flowers out of his sleeve for the guards in one level was amusing). Also, if you take the time and don't burst in to kill everyone, you can listen in on some very interesting conversations.
I found the level set in New Orleans during a Mardi Gras parade pretty amazing, with hundreds of revelers moving fairly independently on the packed streets, yet without any lag. However, being from south Louisiana, I have to say..a Mardi Gras parade in October? Not likely (tsk tsk..attention to detail slipped a little here).
While not overly long, I thought the game was well paced, the storyline intriguing enough to make me not just skip through the cut-scenes and the 'rating system' pushed me to attain 'ghost' as much as possible. Note: read some of the other articles in the newspapers..they will add to the enjoyment of the storyline.
All in all, I thought the game played well, the controls were easy to pick up, the kills quite satisfying and the story well thought out. Though not a perfect game, the few flaws left just enough of an improvement margin to keep me anxiously awaiting the return of Number 47.
I've been a fan of the Hitman franchise since it first appeared on my PC oh so many years ago. While I loved the idea of the games, sometimes they just fail to live up to what they could be. It seems they may finally have gotten it right, or, as right as can be before the next venture into the franchise.
First off, I like the creeping pace of the game. They've made things a bit more forgiving, so you have more of a chance to explore without some guard shooting you in the face for looking down the wrong hallway. There are multiple ways to take out a target, though some are better than others as far as your rating goes at the end of a level.
They say you can play how you want, but the game keeps track of witnesses and the like and increases your notoriety accordingly, so you can go in guns blazing, but it'll make things harder for you in the long run as people will recognize you from news reports and react accordingly.
The controls are pretty intuitive, though some stuff does take some getting used to. After the first mission though, you shouldn't have any problems with the controls.
The story is pretty good, with some good twists through out, and a few mentions of events from other games, which really helps tie things together and make things all the more "real".
All in all, this is a great game for the 360, though it requires a certain amount of patience, similar to other stealth action games, but not as harsh as some. The fact that the game lets you explore a bit more and tackle things a bit more freely is definitely a plus for the game.
All in all, I'd highly recommend Blood Money to anyone looking for a good stealth action game the does a pretty decent job showing off the power of the 360. The graphics are good, the controls are good, the story is good, and the general world that agent 47 is just fun to inhabit for a time.