Machinima has posted the first gameplay walthrough for IO’s upcoming title Hitman: Absolution and it features more than 16 minutes of raw gameplay footage.
This is awesome! can't wait!
That looked so good.
Love the way the NPCs react to their environment. THIS is how stealth should be done. And check out all the lines of text. Its not like Arkham Asylum where the NPC's repeat the same phrases over and over again.
it basically looks like Uncharted stealth and takedowns with wallhacks... didn't even look that fun
Wow really MAJ0R? You sure you have a pulse? That looked like a badass more polished batman arkham asylum which isn't a bad thing. I can tell they had some collaboration on design choices with rocksteady since they're all pretty much part of the same organization of developers under square enix. They made the whole scene look really dramatic but i wonder if it'll be that easy for players to do.
I don't think you understand, the whole demo was straight up boring. he takes cover, moves along cover, waits for enemy to pass, continues along cover (uses wizard powers to see through walls), knocks out the lights, then does some takedowns. not sure how you can say the gameplay isn't a carbon copy of Uncharted's stealth whether the whole game is fun and variety is added will only be known when we see more gameplay but as of now, it looks pretty generic
@MAJ0R ..omg. The variety was in the environments and the voice acting. The special kills with vases and weapons, the music when being attacked by a helicopter (I felt badass JUST watching that heli scene with the music). @RBLAZE1988 --> Agreed.
What's funny is that this game looks and gives that feeling of Silent Assassin, which makes you realise how many games this generation have borrowed from the Hitman franchise. Impressive.
they changed the voice actor and he is no longer has a British accent and no more Opera WTTTTTTTTTTTTTF are they smoking at the studio ??? like it looks good but there are some outlines they they SHOULD NOT change this is BS they better fix this and yah remove that red lights thingy where it shows you where the enemies are going 100% nooby and not needed if you want to play stealth you should wait and observe your enemies and not having the game telling it to you !! everything else is OK i think
@MAJ0R You've never played a Hitman game before have you?
"Everyone is yelling at me, just like my mom" lol I vomited in my mouth when I saw the Batman vision + future path movement thing. Seems too linear, too. Reminds me too much of Conviction. It's funny with interesting environment, but it's just looking to be another unimpressive "action-stealth" game of this generation. It doesn't look "bad", but not quite like a traditional Hitman game.
^ Doesn't seem linear to me. Seems to have the same type of level design as the previous games. There seems to be a bigger focus on action set-pieces (such as the heli part), but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It reminded me of Contracts.
@FatOldMan 1:10-2:00 One direction to take. 2:00-2:45 Set piece. Through 4:40 Cops all on one side of the room. 4:40 One exit/advancement point. Through 5:30 You can't just go left or right of the cop, because he will see you on the left, and if you go far right, you'll be dancing with those other cops. Through 6:30 Only stealthy path is straight. Through 6:50 Probably the "option" to either kill him with the statue or just push him. Through 7:00 Set piece. Through 8:00 One way to hide and get past investigating cop. You could drop down and kill him probably. 8:30 There MIGHT be another way to do this part, but I'm sure in the regular game there will be HUD hints that "suggest" you to grab that cop. And the rest of it, very linear and full of set pieces. Looks pretty thoroughly linear to me. Here's hoping that maybe this is just an introductory level or something, and other levels are more opened up.
^ Hmm, I guess you're right on most of 'em. Though there were cases where I'd expect different things to happen, such as, what happens if you disguise yourself as a cop in the first section? ... or what happens if you hide and let the cops fight the druggies. ... but yea, hopefully it is an introductory level as it also showcases most of 47's arsenal and I doubt IO would want to completely spoil an actual level.
The beauty is that you don't 'need' to use the 'vision' thing-a-majigger. @SilentNegotiator - You're also basing this one just one 'mission,' though.
No David Bateson, no 47, no buy!
I just hope you can still desguise yourself for alternative takes and that this "view-through-walls" shenanigans is/can be turned off, at least on harder modes.
Whoah. Police brutality! That's totally awesome!
Good - 1) Assuming it's not all one path scripted, which it very well might be, then that is a lot of contextual dialogue events. The guards knowing who you've got hostage was brilliant. So was most of the other dialogue, more games need to do this. 2) Visually looks great. 3) Sound design and the ambient overtones fit very well. Bad - 1) Showing walking routines is a sign of how simplified games have become, they make no logical sense and pretty much baby you. Sure you don't have to use them, but it's the principle. Like open book exams, having them as an option should mean the game is 10x harder. 2) Hopefully it gives you other options and doesn't force any stealth reveals like here with the heli. 3) Autoaim looks way too simplified. 4) It revives your 'stealth-meter' with kills/knockouts, for a hitman game with a legacy of rewarding you for killing your target and only your target that's not a good sign.
this is awesome sauce but heres the but, would some who has never played the game know where to go without getting seen every to seconds and the game ending in a fire of bullets and you would have to reply the level like 100 times looks smart when the developor plays it coz he knows the game backwards also if any1 knows were that weed grow house is could they let me know that looked like real trippy shhit
Remember the tutorial/opening mission of Blood Money? It was linear as hell. Then it gave you the option to approach the other missions how you want. This will be the same I think.
Wow this looks Awesome, they brought it back to the old school Hitman which was the best - I forget which one it was but it was like when Hitman first came out... This follows that theme but brings it up to next gen and does an amazing job.. I love how they did this, it's looking amazing it has really intelligent stealth and it has action too.. This is how you do a Hitman in 2011 Amazing Job, This Looks like it's going to be an Awesome game.. Wow just never expected it would be this good... Looks Really nice.. .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____||
14:26 alone was shocking! SUPER intelligent A.I. I wonder what would have happened if you tried to fight your way out of the building Rambo style.
*preorders* I wonder if that music was trailer music or in game.
^^I bet its in game, just like the music that plays in the background when Agent 47 uses that guy as a human shield.
@ logic No that was a really damn good scripted moment. the game just has small detail after small detail and its very impressive. I'm just glad that the action is the lesser portion of the game, and that tactics are a MAJOR component.
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@BlmThug Crazyglues has sort of an OCD issue when it comes to commenting or posting on the forums, here he can't post a comment without leaving a PS3 signature. On the forums he can't reply or start a thread without leaving an unnecessary picture.
@ Eiffel ..... lol, so true... LMAO .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____||
2:19 wtf is this??? FUCK. THIS IS NOT HITMAN !!!
chill, you can remove it.
STUPID aint it? i will not be using that feature, thats for damn sure I just wannna hear what 47 sounds like, for some unknown reason they replaced the original voice actor, and music creater, kinda put me off buyin it
There will be a "hardcore" mode where you can remove this effect. This is just done, as usual, to bring the less hardcore into the experience of the Hitman franchise. I'm just glad that they didn't go full out action. I just wonder if the open scenario feel will still remain. I used to dream up ways to complete Hitman levels...Invariably they would work.
Here, they just released the cover art. Looks about right.. http://www.coflash.com/stuf...
^ Gotta hand it to whoever made that, they didn't leave any stones unturned. ...Kinect, simplified controller, publisher titles. Interestingly, if they had shown the first level of BloodMoney, you'd have a similar reaction.
That was really impressive , this game has just got up high on peoples radar the scene , pacing the music and action seems to bring the hitman series right back at the top. The ending how he dissapeared into the crowd was just plain awesome.
@ Major Really Uncharted Stealth sections are the less impressive aspects of the game.. and i think your missing out the fact that Hitman came out way before Uncharted and was a pioneer in the stealth genre. Brush up on your gaming knowledge and history and learn about the heritage of the hitman series before you speak with no knowledge.
R.I.P agent 47. this game looks rubbish. this looks more like uncharted 2 than a hitman game. thanks square enix for messing another great company/title up. this is not trolling i actually think hitman has been ruined.
I hear you. What's with the x-ray vision shit? I hate this push to make games ridiculously easy. The fun of every other Hitman is the trial and error aspect, it adds to replayability. This looks like another one-play-through-wonder.
Agreed. X ray, and that prediction movement system is plain stupid. You will be able to disable it, but it sucks games get dumbed downed and developers don't dare to make a challenging game.
@Major buddy, you need your head checking if you think ANY game is lifting from Uncharted There is ZERO original about Uncharted and its gameplay mechanics, the exact same kind of thing was around years before it, not to say it isn't a great series.
Does it come out soon then?
2012 come faster!!!!
no wait, what about Uncharted, Forza and Skyrim?? calm down :D edit: it seems that somehow i managed to forget Batman, somehow...
My fears about the series are gone. They have made the game go from a little stiff to seriously cinematic! Definitely getting my bald assassin fix when this comes out!
Never even played the series before but that looked slick. Reminded me of the start of Uncharted 2 and Assassins creed. I now want this game.
RedHotChiliPepaSpray I don't know... but yet again it feels like the same set pieces are being copy and pasted from one game to the next. Yet another "dodge the chopper while it sprays through the window section"... come on, there are plenty of other Hollywood action scenes we could rip-off. Anyway, it does look good but again I am not feeling the whole lets make this as easy as possible crap that is going on in games these days. I need to see more before I decide it's a must buy.
This actually looks really good! on a side note, games like this have always been very cathartic to me and my poor past/experiences with police.
That looked really good...
looks good so far
This had the best characterization of NPC's I've seen in a Hitman game. Damn,I really felt for the rookie cop gettin his balls busted, then what happened to him. Damn it was great.
the police reaction was great... and they were really pissed off when agent 47 broke his neck... the game looks fantastic.. i felt bad 4 anyone on his way
The best characterization of NPC's I've seen in any game, I found. I agree, you really did end up feeling sorry for the rookie cop, and not many games make you feel explicitly sorry for the enemy like that, it's brilliant.
I love me some Hitman! :D can't wait
Other than the AC eagle vision, game looks amazing and the new cover system looks good. Also the weather effects and lighting is such an improvement than the past games
The last scene was so epic I still cant believe what I just saw..... my goodness me! STOP MAKING AWESOME GAMES, MY WALLET CANT TAKE!!!!!!
Who else jumped when he broke through the glass in the begining? LOL!
my speaker volume was almost at max , i forgot about it when i started the video and yes i jumped off my seat :D
LOL! Me too and I had my headphones on! xD
thank god finally now i want Max Payne 3 game play
His face has changed slightly it looks like. I was a massive Hitman fan though already so this is pretty much all I needed to see to know this game will be awesome.
this is better than Assasin's creed
Agent 47 does not jump into haystacks
i dont care
Two completely different games, lol. Both are great. I'll be picking up both.
Yeah, square you can have my money. This looks like the best hitman ever.
Nice...caught me by surprise there.
Square Enix is being carried by its Western Studios.