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Hitman: Absolution - Too Much Porn, Not Enough Gore

An opinion piece criticizing Hitman: Absolution's excessive focus on smutty content, yet bizarrely tame and sanitized violence. This piece goes on to argue that Hitman: Absolution signals that the Hitman series needs to pull away from its lighthearted roots, and become more serious in content and tone.

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2pacalypsenow1397d ago

porn? this game doesn't even have nudity

VenalPsychopomp1397d ago

Aye, I know. By 'porn' I was simply referring to the sexual content as a whole. It was just the word that sprang to mind when I was trying to concisely title the article.

Tdmd1397d ago

By 'porn' I was simply looking for hits - it's more like it.

Hicken1397d ago

No nudity?

I am disappoint.

VenalPsychopomp1397d ago

Yep, and I'm sure you're not alone in that sentiment. It's kind of surprising really, since it's rated 18 in the UK. If you're gonna earn the highest age rating, you might as well push the boat out and feature some actual nudity seeing as you can really get ostracized anymore. Besides, with the extremely prevalent sexual content that the game features, it's bizarre that it all remains just a hair under softcore pornography, but just above being raunchy enough to get your attention.

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OptimisticPrime1397d ago

Very good article and well written. I wish it was a little gorier... It just makes it more immersive. Shit, even dishonored is more gory than this game and this game LOOKS way darker

VenalPsychopomp1397d ago

Thanks man. Yeah, I totally agree. Also, Hitman: Absolution opts for the wrong sort of violence usually, especially considering its propensity to drift towards comic violence, which really hurts the immersion.

DraconicPanda1397d ago

gore makes kids kill people so its good they leave it out, and porn keeps them from having sex. this is the perfect game for 12-17 year olds.

in all seriousness though I love this game.

bunfighterii1397d ago (Edited 1397d ago )

From the little I played it I was enjoying it. It seemed to me to be keeping with the ''dark humour' of the series' other entries. Hitman games have always touched on dark subjects in a slightly humorous way. Contracts I thought was the series darkest entry, but even that made light of the strange dark underworld- that level at the meat packing factory where a fetishist party was being held comes to mind.

Admittedly I've only played the first 5-6 levels in Absolution but I think it gets the Hitman 'atmosphere' spot on. Where I think it falls down a bit is the tweaking with the disguises, where the game now feels more like 'Metal Gear' and sneaking around being seen barely if at all, as opposed to the 'hiding in plain sight' type gameplay of the previous entries, which I enjoyed a lot more.

But alas, two corrupted save games later (on PS3) I'm waiting until its patched to actually play it through.