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Hitman: Absolution aims high but misses the mark | VB review

While it’s great to see 47 back in business, Hitman: Absolution drifts too far from the franchise’s sweet spot. A lengthy campaign offers plenty of opportunities for diabolical fun, but the stealth mechanics feel like a string of bad decisions, and a lack of pure assassination missions — exactly what the franchise built its fame on — doesn’t help.

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SybaRat1258d ago

Sounds kinda good...but not a lot of assassinations? In a Hitman game?

acronkyoung1258d ago

I've been wanting to get into the Hitman games. Not sure if this would be the one to start off with though.

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LouisGarcia1258d ago

I've played one, but really want to play the whole series. I like the concept.

wita1258d ago

I'll probably never get into them. I hate stealth games.

GTRrocker6661258d ago (Edited 1258d ago )

Enough with the puns and pseudo dramatic writing in reviews. It almost seems like they come up with this crap before they even play the game.

I hope the writer was exaggerating all these negatives like he did with his wordy writing of the review. I just cant believe the game is this bad when the walkthrough gameplay I have watched on Youtube and more reliable gaming review sites say otherwise. I guess I will find out Tuesday.

rocky0475861258d ago

You are better off reading the other reviews bro.

I did a roundup of reviews for you. Trust me, this games' consensus is that it's a VERY good game that retains most of everything that is essential in a Hitman game.

http://www.puresophistry.co... game-director-tore-blystad/

http://www.xbox360achieveme...

http://www.gamefront.com/hi...

http://www.incgamers.com/20... Very smartly written

http://www.gamespot.com/hit... view-6400240/ Even the Gamespot written review says some VERY positive things about the game and the score is good too.

http://www.oxmonline.com/hi...

http://www.officialplaystat... ps3-review-the-original-assass in-is-back/

http://www.gamesradar.com/h...

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

http://www.forbes.com/sites... bsolution/

http://www.godisageek.com/2...

http://www.joystiq.com/2012...

http://kotaku.com/hitman%7C...

http://www.computerandvideo... review-vintage-47-successfully -remixed-review/

http://www.videogamer.com/r...

http://www.shacknews.com/ar... ful-contracts?utm_source=dlvr. it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.digitalspy.com/g... ew-xbox-360-the-art-of-killing .html

http://www.hardcoregamer.co...

http://www.cinemablend.com/... illing-Best-Game-Series-48529. html

http://www.insidegamingdail...

GTRrocker6661258d ago

Awesome reviews. Thank you.

PhantomT14121258d ago

Well I played the game (the first 2 or 3 levels) before release and from what I've played, I find it difficult to believe it is so bad as certain reviews say. I didn't receive the full game yet (Zavvi notified me they sent it yesterday) so I can't give my final thought on it yet but I hope the game is as good as I've experienced during the preview...

S-T-F-U1258d ago

"Hitman: Absolution aims high but misses the mark" yet they still give the game a 7.5...

...Are scores in the region of 7/8 now bad?

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