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Hitman: Absolution Second Opinion Review | GameCritics

GameCritics write:

"Before we dive in, a bit about me. I'm your target audience—a self-identified hardcore gamer who's loved your Hitman titles from the start. Agent 47 is one of the few gaming characters I really like. Sure, that Timothy Olyphant version in the movie didn't work quite the way I wanted it to, but hey—game movies are usually a disaster. They didn't get Max Payne right, either." (Hitman: Absolution, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 3.5/10

MizTv  +   1124d ago
This was the first hitman game I have ever played
No way in hell this is lower than a 8
Mutant-Spud  +   1123d ago
5/10 for me, I played through the story once and had no desire to go again or play any of the contracts, the game is all over the place. Hitman is basically a puzzle game, you have to figure out the best way to progress and the way forward is not always obvious,normally you'd expect the challenge to ramp up to a climax but there are some missions which are so frustrating I wanted to quit and others, like the final two which are so ridiculously easy that they insult the intelligence of the player.
The cage fight mission and the scarecrow one took about thirty seconds to figure out but the section on the rooftop in the mist was a shocker, I nearly gave up on that one, The most efficient route is often just to run past the guards, trigger an alert and then hide, I found in some cases that if I tried it enough times I could still get through the levels with an above average score.
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MizTv  +   1123d ago
To each own
Hasanhastam  +   1124d ago
Deserved. Absolution was terrible. Eyes on hitman trilogy to play real sandbox hitman game not idiotic linear stealth game
omi25p  +   1124d ago
get lost. Hitman absolution was brilliant, Not as good as blood money, But brilliant.
FriedGoat  +   1124d ago
People like you are what is ruining gaming. Destroying perfectly good mechanics for the sake of drawing in more dribbling casuals is the reason this whole gen has had next to no magic.

I enjoyed it when game companies would build on a games strong points to try and entice new gamers to their genre, not chuck in a bunch of cheap tricks like "instinct mode".

Absolution was poor and a step completely in the wrong direction, if you think simplifying a game for morons is improving it you should really just stick to your facebook games and leave my franchises alone.
omi25p  +   1124d ago
Im ruining the game.

I fail to see how it was simplified. do you mean the instincts mode that i literally didn't use, ONCE throughout the entire campaign as i played on the highest difficulty from the get go.

You clearly used it and this is what made you dislike the game because it made it too easy.

Don't know why im discussing this with you when your avatar is Hitler.
-GametimeUK-  +   1124d ago
I haven't played the game and I can tell this review is retarded. Direct quote here from the reviewer. "I'm your target audience—a self-identified hardcore gamer who's loved your Hitman titles from the star"

Erm... WRONG! It is well known that this Hitman game is trying to appeal to a broader audience and get new people in to the franchise. This makes the target audience bigger than just "the hardcore Hitman fans". If you're going to a review a game then review it for what it is.
SnakeCQC  +   1124d ago
it was okay game the broken disguise system is unforgivable
Cam977  +   1124d ago
And the dependence on the stupid "instinct" mode. In my honest opinion, HM:A was a massive letdown; Blood Money was so much better. At least BM's disguise system worked, it wasn't linear and didn't have the laughable "Instinct" feature.
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SnakeCQC  +   1124d ago
well insticts was something you could easily turn off but i also missed the newspaper clipping from blood money
stefan771  +   1123d ago
I had no trouble with the disguise system
ACBAA  +   1124d ago
games like this need to stop
krazykombatant  +   1124d ago
Lol what a joke, the game took slightly different approach to the usual, it told a better story. The characters and gameplay were great for the most part. Yes the disguise system was bad and its basically impossible to do a infiltrator/suit only run in the upper difficulties, but hopefully we'll get those fixed in the next title. I think its a nice step. All they need is less point A--->point B and if they're going to make that then it needs to be bigger than just a rundown building or trying to get away from the agency in OP slegehammer.
Th3 Chr0nic  +   1124d ago
lmao the game was great this review is bad. play the game for yourself and see.
there is a differnce between reviewing a game and being mad cause things have changed. this is the equivalent of an old man being upset cause the world has changed and passed him by.
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molsen81  +   1124d ago
I played Hitman Trilogy and enjoyed it. I played Hitman Absolution and enjoyed it. What am I missing?
Hasanhastam  +   1124d ago
Your not hitman fan
Flatbattery  +   1124d ago
Ok, they were wide of the mark with Absolution but 3.5/10 is overly harsh.
aliengmr  +   1123d ago
Absolution played pretty much like all the others in the series. Instinct mode, which I really thought was going to be terrible, was an improvement over the magical map of previous games. Not being able to customize your loadout or visit your hideout was really the only downer in terms of gameplay.

I can see some having an issue with the story. But if you think its radically different, in terms gameplay, from the previous titles then you need to take off the nostalgia goggles, because it really isn't.

I really expected it to be a linear TPS in a 47 disguise. I was wrong. Its just a more modern Hitman title.
MasterD919  +   1123d ago
The only thing Absolution failed to achieve was the level of greatness that the past Hitman games had. Absolution had a bunch of levels I personally found boring, repetitive or unnecessary. It also fell slightly flat in regards to how the player gets to use 47. I don't enjoy QTE fighting either and really find it to be a nuisance.

There are a few good levels like the Courthouse, Streets of Hope and the Gun Range level, but unfortunately there are more bad stages than good ones.

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