Hitman Episode One Review | Hey Poor Player

Hey Poor Player's Francis DiPersio writes - "It’s been nearly four years since we last saw Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution. While not perfect, Io-interactive’s gritty resurrection of the series did a lot of things right, modernizing the franchise with smoother controls, a great sense of atmosphere and a welcome injection of depth to the game’s story. However, the game’s more cinematic approach to the level designs, combined with an over-reliance on Tarantino-esque goofiness (machine gun packing bondage-nuns, anyone?) felt like a bit of a departure for the series, one that had been long celebrated for its methodical pacing and cerebral blend of sandbox slaughter. Absolution eschewed some of the franchise’s core tenets in order to tell a more exciting story, and ultimately left many longtime fans wanting something more."

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derkasan1576d ago

Good to see the series bounce back after Absolution.

dead_pixels1576d ago

Agreed. Blood Money was fantastic, but Absolution dropped the ball for the sake of cinematic flair. In any case, I really hope future installments are just as good.

BrickHardcastle1576d ago

It's weird, I loved every Hitman title in its own way, including Absolution. I am hankering for the return of a more low-key 47 where you can take your time with the missions a bit more and this seems to fit the bill!

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JMPetrequin1576d ago

Good to see the episodic style working out relatively well thus far.

imtheman20131576d ago

I've been playing the first episode for probably about 20 hours now and I have to say, I think this might be the best Hitman level in ages (maybe ever). It's extremely dense, with a lot of variability when it comes to taking down the targets. The player is really rewarded with taking their time and planning a great hit. If the rest of the episodes are anything like this one, 2016's Hitman might be the best one yet.