To some, these games are great. But to me, they're just not worth playing. I spent a few minutes on each game to try to figure out. Just stunk that each game had a different controller layout too. But I spent my time mostly running and gunning like any other shooter instead of being a silent assassin. Not worth my time and effort to try to play and/or beat each game.
I used to love hit-man series, but after I have played Absolution, the controls and the "Improved game play", kinda makes the gameplay of this game sorta obsolete, but on the otherhand classy story, and still a great game but not really my fancy as I thought it would be.
At first I started w/ Hitman 2 and ran up in that mansion, guns blazing and GI Joe style. Got killed. Second time I still didn't comprehend. The two bigger henchmen rounded a corner and blew me away. I was thinking wow how long I waited for this to ship and its garbage. Then it hit me...HITMAN. as in, stealthy, lowkey creep-mode wetwork. This is not meant to run and gun. Third time in and I was on some James Bond type ish. Sneaking around choking bad guys out and popping silenced shots from a distance. Very cool game! Clearly my initial frustration was user error. Unlike some of the 'HD' collections, these graphics are def better than PS2 since being touched up, kind of retro but with a shiny new filter. The controls are still real wonky, could we get a decent zoom & reticule for the guns please? Anyway all in all I'm knee deep in Hitman HD Trilogy, now into Hitman Contracts. Will likely buy Silent Assassin on PSN for 15 bucks or whatever. The limited in-game saving may alarm you, just save between missions. Going to finish this up and then its on to Absolution.