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Gamespot-Hitman: Absolution - Video Review

GS:Kevin VanOrd wears all the disguises as he reviews Agent 47's return in Hitman: Absolution. (Hitman: Absolution, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7.5/10

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wanieldiik  +   1109d ago
still getting it. 7.5 isn't a bad score :)
P_Bomb  +   1109d ago
I'm still getting it too, already have all the others. Stealth games are hard to come by.
Hydrolex  +   1108d ago

The video wasn't supposed to go out today. The video has been taken down.

Some people claim it got 7.5 but the video was taken down immediately so there is a small chance that they could be lying but I don't see a reason why the first few watchers would lie at the same time about a score, so most likely it did get a 7.5 but still video went down.
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Hydrolex  +   1108d ago
ALSO don't forget, Gamespot gave Hitman 47 a 5.2 ! LOL

47 was one of the best games I have ever played, and that game is 12 years old
osamaq  +   1109d ago
I hoped for 9... anyway gamespot is the most reliable reviews in the industry...
dafegamer  +   1109d ago
wrong on so many levels they used to be reliable but now they just seem to underrate games to get hits on their site
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Venox2008  +   1108d ago
about gamespot... yeah riiiiiight :D :D :D
GTRrocker666  +   1108d ago
Gotta love the sarcasm ellipsis...
dasbeer88  +   1108d ago
Pfft. Here are a few of Gamespot's "reliable" scores from some games:

InFamous 2: 7.5
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: 7.5

On the other hand, the Call of Duty games get great to superb scores-

Call of Duty: Black Ops: 9.0
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: 9.0
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: 8.5
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: 8.0
showtimefolks  +   1108d ago
I know people are hating on you for saying gamespot are the best reviewing site IMO also be a since the whole Kane and lynch issue hey have really changed. Also gamespot is the most visited gaming site over taking ign a few months back

So they are a bit harsh but I rather find it what's wrong with the game before hand to better prepare myself.

They gave demon soul GOTY when most other sites didn't have the balls to do the so yeah that day hey earned my respect back. And Jeff is back so why you us are hating on gamespot is beyond me.
reznik_zerosum  +   1109d ago
7.5 from GS and 62% on pcgamer,i was expecting mediocre game,kinda not surprised.
Derekvinyard13  +   1109d ago
im gonna feel disappointing if its not as good or better then blood money, one of the best games ive ever played so much fun with tons of replay value
Oh_Yeah  +   1108d ago
It's all opinion.. I got it early and of what I've played so far I'd give it a 8.5-9, how I rate games is I match it with the best of the same genre..being a stealth game I'm comparing it to deus ex, metal gear,etc. I'd give deus ex an 8, metal gear 4 an 8.5 and Hitman absolution about a 9. My opinion could change as I advance but the gameplay and how npcs interact is pretty solid.
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DOMination-  +   1108d ago
Better than DE and MGS4? Big lulz
GTRrocker666  +   1108d ago
I thought Deus Ex HR was better than MGS4. The stealth was better and the story was also. MGS has iconic characters though.
jaymart2k  +   1108d ago
While it my not be as good as Blood Money I'm glad it's no Contracts. That game was shit apart from that one mission at the night club. Which is in my top 5 fav missions of all time.
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osamaq  +   1108d ago
9 now that what the game deserve
NYC_Gamer  +   1109d ago
I'm not feeling the gameplay that was shown in this review..Why did they add those Splinter Cell Conviction features?seeing through walls/tag and kill...
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Blacktric  +   1109d ago
To appeal to a "broader" audience of course. When all they had to do was make Blood Money 2. I'll probably get it later but whenever I watch a new part from the gameplay, the purchase date just gets pushed further and further.
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Nimblest-Assassin  +   1109d ago
I find that weird... didn't they say that only a few people would actually beat the game?
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xPhearR3dx  +   1109d ago
Don't see why it really matters. If you're a fan of the old games, just don't use those features.
wanieldiik  +   1109d ago
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe you can turn off all those features.
ThichQuangDuck  +   1109d ago
I saw a video on joystiq of a purist playthrough and there was point shooting. It seems at times you are forced into point shooting. I am more irked by the cutscene deaths and continuously saying linear parts. Worries me some, I saw Splinter Cells slow decline from its core and based on this it seems Hitman is too. Hitman never needed this focused of a story, I just wanted Blood Money 2 really. The true fun will come from contracts mode it appears
IC3_DEMON  +   1109d ago
I know those features do make the game easier, but it's when only when you play on a lower difficulty will those features be avaiable. I'm playing on expert (1 lower than purist) And here you can only point shoot (Tag and kill) or hide in plain sight. But the Instict bar goes down so quickly that you won't have a chance to use it more than 2 times.

But if it really bothers you, the great thing about the game is that you can just shut off all those features manually in the options menu.
Whitefeather  +   1109d ago
I'm playing it right now, play on the harder difficulties and you won't have any of those features.
Zha1tan  +   1108d ago
you do realise that can be turned off dont you? and its a completely optional feature.
Monstar  +   1108d ago
Just turn it off?
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ArchangelMike  +   1109d ago
Got my pre-order on the way. I cannot wait.

On a side note, why does the reviewer sound like he's being forced to read the review. His sarcastic tone is really annoying.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1109d ago
Its this weird thing with gamespot reviews, their narrations just sound off compared to other sites
Hasanhastam  +   1109d ago
It has better graphic and gameplay but it lose hitman soul and replace with explosive and mindless gunplay! Really disappointed this series is my favorite series and i know 7.5 is not bad but not something fans waiting 6 year!
IC3_DEMON  +   1109d ago
Hasanhastam, don't know if you have the game, but i do, since Friday.
And the game plays how you wanna play. If you wanna go gun's blazin you can if you want to achieve silent assaissin you can. It's all up to you. The devs just gave us a little more room!
Sp1d3ynut  +   1108d ago
The same can be said about SC: Conviction...yet it continually got ripped for the same reason. If if it "optional", you can't dilute/compromise the core of a popular franchise without consequences.

But IOI lost their way this gen (Bloodmoney doesn't count, as it was a PS2/XBOX port), so I'm not at all surprised by low review scores for this game.
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Pintheshadows  +   1108d ago
You could go guns blazing in Blood Money as well. Dual Silverballer's with full auto and extended clips at the casino was always fun.
rocky047586  +   1109d ago
That's not true. Silent Assassin Ranking comes into play and you cannot go about doing what this reviewer did to attain it. Look at what one user said about it on Gamespot's site: "This video makes it look like a shooter. I've been playing it the stealth way and it still feels like Hitman to me. I wasn't a big fan of SC Conviction and this doesn't feel like it at all the way I'm playing. This is like the video reviews of Dishonored that just seemed to focus on fighting because they thought the stealth would make for more boring visuals. There's no mention of the numerous clever ways to do the hits. If you liked the old ones, you'll like this." and this: "Although Kevin seems to have tried to play it and review it as a shooter. Seems like a completely different experience to the one I've been having. I like the game, so I don't care about a review, but I think they're selling it short making it looks like some action blast-a-thon."
claud3  +   1108d ago
Just wondering if it's worth it
unknownhero1123  +   1108d ago
it is.
claud3  +   1108d ago
Will give it more thought and consider it soon
seanpitt23  +   1108d ago
Well iam about to play it now so I will let yo know if its good or not
Braid  +   1108d ago
They can all give it zero out of ten, and that wouldn't affect my decision. I'll still get it as soon as I can. I mean how can't I, it's Hitman, the original friggin' assassin! I still remember playing the original on PC for the first time and man was I blown away.

If you've been gaming for a long time like me, you're probably as excited as I am. If you're a rather new gamer, give it a shot (no pun intended), the Hitman series have everything you'd want from a game. Great gameplay that enables you to use your creativity, great story that keeps you interested, and a great main character that doesn't even say a word most of the time and still manages to be as badass as one person can.

Guys... You just can't go wrong with Agent 47.
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seanpitt23  +   1108d ago
Well I have played 2 missions is looking good so far but there is something missing at the moment the feel of it I cannot put my finger on it but its only early days
shempo  +   1108d ago
guess metal gear remains the king
cant wait for ground zeros
AIndoria  +   1108d ago
Metal Gear isn't a stealth-assassination game.
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ame22  +   1108d ago
The very same people who gave the game best of e3 award. Well, isn't that ironic.
GTRrocker666  +   1108d ago
Hmm... I think gamespot needs to go back and "now play" it again...
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TehKingofFools  +   1108d ago
That's funny. I'm playing it now and I would at least give it an 8.5/9.
Jon_Fu_  +   1108d ago
7.5 eh? Not too shabby!
JasonXS12  +   1108d ago
I love the Hitman series but I honestly think Eidos made the game a bit too user friendly. When they said you could turn off some of the features to make it harder I was relieved. I'll see how well it fares with its prequels when it comes out for Australia.
AIndoria  +   1108d ago
I'd rather get it than BOps II. For now at least.
_LarZen_  +   1108d ago
IGN just gave it a 9-10
bozebo  +   1108d ago
He mostly just described the game, like he was reading a list made by marketing people about the "unique selling points" and "gameplay mechanics", seriously.

Anyway, from what I've seen it looks pretty good. Not sure I'll buy it new for full price though (just because Enix).
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T-What  +   1108d ago
F U Gamespot, game looks great, looks just as good if not better then blood money and almost all the other reviews I have seen have given it a great score. I know what website I wont be trusting anytime soon.
Shane Kim  +   1108d ago
Seriously, apart from this guy playing, does this game deserve a 7.5??

It's easily a 9 in my book.

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