The first episode of Hitman was released on March 11 and based on the experience of other gamers, it’s better to wait for the completed game.
I have hopes for this game but I'm not convinced yet. Maybe its better to wait.
Hate it when companies take a massive saw to games. It's just another shaddy business practise IMO. Life is Strange was perfect and understandingly spit up for all the right reasons.
I disagree... I'm glad that I waited until Life is Strange's final episode released before playing them all over the next three or four days - which is roughly the timespan of the story told in the game (hard to be exact with all the time-travel). Almost every episode had a cliffhanger ending, which must've made waiting a frustrating experience for those who played them as they released... wouldn't have helped with remembering the player's choices either. I played Telltale's Game of Thrones as it released and I'm never doing it again... I can understand why Dontnod went episodic (test the waters, less financial risk), but Telltale are at the point where they should be finishing their games, then releasing them like TV shows (1 episode per week, physical release once it's done). Hitman is one of the few games that I think actually works as an episodic title, as it's reflected in 47's work (he waits for a contract, does the job, goes back to waiting)... I've never replayed a Telltale-style game (destroys the illusion of choice), but Hitman is endlessly replayable - though again, it would be better if episodes were releasing on a weekly basis. Someone with brains (and lots of money) should try to aquire Square Enix... They make great games, but they've also made some very questionable business decisions.
Im going to hold off til its fully out.
I just bought Hitman HD Collection on PS3 and start playing Hitman 2. My first Hitman game except Hitman GO and Sniper Challenge. Want to know them all from beginnig.
Bought it and have played it's to completion. Can honestly say it's brilliant! Everything about just that one mission was perfect. IO I think have nailed it this time around, Let's just hope the next chapter is as good.
How long is the first episode?? Is there a lot of content there??
It depends on how you play Hitman. Do you just play to kill the targets and then move on to the next level? Or do you try and get it perfect/so every possible kill? Plus with contract mode coming back, that one level can last a good long while if people get creative.
If you plan on doing everything then it's going to take a fair few hours, with all the challenges, escalations and contracts it's got a decent amount to do. Personally think it's very good so far, much better than Absolution.
Hitman is truly back. The sheer scope of the Paris level is insane. I just hope all the negative press/feelings don't hold it back.
I don't actually play hit man. I'm interested in how the episodic model is working for it and what sort of content is made available for the cost of it and is the new model worth it??
Stealth is my favorite genre, so I couldn't resist getting the intro pack. I have to say only playing Absolution prior, I am loving the new Hitman. I just finished the two prologue/tutorial levels to full completion (all challenges/feats/etc). That totaled about 4-5 hours. I did complete a contract in the Paris map and it is beautiful. Very overwhelming at first but I can see myself having a lot of different approaches and strategies to play with. Besides contracts, there are escalations, elusive targets/events that should keep me pretty busy until the next map release. The downside for me are the load times (esp when loading Paris map) and the unstable variable framerate. Its better to just lock it at 30fps which I am now doing.
I got the into pack as well. Each new pack will be ten bucks, and based on my experience so far, they'll be worth it. The way I'm doing it is more expensive than just plopping down the sixty outright, but I find it a better value, if that makes any sense. I will buy each part as it appeals to me(hopefully they all do). As it stands, I'm happy with my purchase. I really enjoy how slowly I can play it.
Hmm, but aren't they making the game like this to fund the development of the game? So if we wait then how will the game be funded? Personally I won't be buying it until you gamers that buy it fund the full game. Otherwise I'll end up passing. I just can't see myself getting to season 3 and then they cancel it because sales su**b**ls and they have no funding for season 4
How its funded isnt my problem. Thats for the devs to figure out. I personally tried this type of model with resident evil. I dont like it at all. For me, i would rather them make a whole game then i buy it. This game looks interesting but ill wait till the full version is out.
@81BX Hitman does have a lot of replay value. I'm very much enjoying doing the same levels over and over again trying to perfect each hit. I think this type of game is well suited to the episodic model. I was quite disappointed by Absolution and if this game released as a full price finished game I probably wouldn't have bothered with it, but I tried the beta and at just £11.99 for the intro pack, I thought I'd give it a chance, and I'm glad I did.
I'm glad that you enjoy it, but this opens the door up to publishers like EA and Activision that LOVE exploiting us. Imagine never playing a full game ever again and always have to wait 3 months to complete the next hour of your game.
I'll be getting the disc version.
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