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Hitman: Absolution to be "more accessible"

Eurogamer: Hitman: Absolution will be aimed at a wider audience than earlier, less forgiving entries in the franchise, developer IO Interactive has revealed.

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dktxx22279d ago

I think this can be a good thing for the series, as long as its not overdone. Big if tough...

-Alpha2279d ago

This has always been a bad thing

StanLee2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

Damn, I was hoping it'll be more like Silent Assassin, my favorite in the series. It'll probably be more like Blood Money; run in a theater, shoot every one and run out the front door!

Coheno2279d ago

No not always! Assassins Creed is very accessible, definitely not a bad thing for that game... As long as they keep it to that I'll be fine!

Raf1k12279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

Assassin's Creed was made accessible from the get go. I think what he means is that when devs have made an existing game sereies 'more accessible' in the past it's turned out bad.

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Solid_Snake-2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

why would making it more accessible make this game better.

its square enix messing with eidos again.

i want hitman to be as hardcore as pos.

dktxx22279d ago

The game needs a more intuitive way to play the game, obviously. Thats what a little more accessibility can add to it, if done right.

InfiniteJustice2279d ago

*Awaits impending 'dumbed down - no buy' flood of comments*

It has to be great after all this time

Organization XII2279d ago (Edited 2279d ago )

COD-like? F%^ you IO if that's your fanbase-target! Everyone wants to go casual these days! come on

mastiffchild2279d ago

Well, if they do it right everyone should be very please but I admit there's big room for a big, big mistake here. Thing is, we all know this kind of issue SHOULD be easily covered by a few difficulty levels but he seems to be talking about the WAY Hitman has played in the past and that cannot be altered from normal to hard difficulty-or e'd be playing,and they'd have to develop, two different games.

Hopefully I'm reading too much into this and it will be a case of just having a couple of easier settings this time round at easy and normal but I confess I am a little scared that IO are going to mess this up if they go too far and make wholesale changes to a well loved series just to appeal to a different base. the people they WANT to play it may well not even if they make the changes sop they need to be careful they don't end up with sod all here.

As I say,though, do it with difficulty and we should be OK as long as basic mechanics aren't dumbed down-which IS the concern for me. K&L has made me lose a lot of faith in IO to be frank, though, as I felt Dog Days was a con from the fugly hiding filter on down to the broken cover system. I was hoping just for more of the Agent 47 e know and relish so I am a little perturbed.

otacon682279d ago

In other words, they are making another shooter for cod kids. Go f*ck yourself...

Urrakia342279d ago

I honestly don't see why they are trying to make it more "accesible". All the previous Hitman games are not all that hard, it's just a matter of formulating a good strategy and carrying it out with precision along with a little quick thinking & improvisation too.

creamsoda2279d ago

It's not just about difficulty it's about toning down violence which is probably what they are gonna do.

Urrakia342279d ago

Oh really? I had no idea about that. Still, that's even more illogical. Toning down the violence in a video game which lets you play as a hitman that kills people for money? Doesn't make much sense to me.

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