Hitman Dev: 'New Metal Gear Proves Stealth Genre Has Changed'

NowGamer: Hitman: Absolution game director Tore Blystad feels increased combat options indicative of a shift in stealth games.

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jc485732376d ago

I've never played any of the Hitman games as I was afraid it would be too stealthy for my taste. When I saw Run for your Life, I was immediately hooked mainly because of how the game looks and how it plays.

mightyles2376d ago

I've played every hotman game since hotman 2, and I loved them. I can also say the from what I've seen I'm confiden that this is the right move for the franchise. The worst thing at developer can do is just retread the same ground over and over again.

Man In Black2376d ago

Hotman? Would that be the porno versions of the Hitman games?

mightyles2376d ago

Sorry, typing on my phone. Stupid fat finger syndrome...

TimmyShire2376d ago

He's not wrong, just look at Splinter Cell Conviction. As fine as that game was, I do wish it was a bit more stealth based.

That said, Hitman Absolution looks really ace.

skyward2376d ago

They're looking to expand their audience - a tricky thing if you don't want to piss off the hardcore.

vortis2376d ago

I liked Hitman because it was thought didn't run and gun and it wasn't linear or streamlined like other shooters.

From what I've seen of Absolution it seems to aim for the Splinter Cell: Conviction crowd (mainly teenage boys). They don't have the patience, wits or smarts and IO seems to be adapting Hitman to this lesser audience (hence why the original voice actor was replaced with someone younger and more hip.)

I fear those of us who wanted to play a tension-ridden experience will have to look elsewhere for stealth-based action...the new Hitman looks more action-oriented compared to all the others.

DeadlyFire2375d ago

Well thing is. As an ip/franchise ages. Fear sets in the back of the developer's mind. We are doing the same thing over and over!! Lets change it up. Why? We are already making millions, why tamper with formula? When that happens typically if hardcore fanbase dies then game series dies. Unless developer has the doe to let that failure hit it. Like EA. Which I have given up on really counting on great NFS titles. Hot Pursuit is the only NFS for me.

Slade2376d ago (Edited 2376d ago )

changed for the worse? sure

but all games have, its the dumbing down thing

and what about the fact that a real metal gear is coming? one less action?

so how has it changed?

or is he making an excuse for why his game is the way it is

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