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Posted by Dan_CiTi

Great game, great trailer.

Posted by DG991

@Sergio said:

Finally watched this after hearing a lot of people bitching about it. Only conclusion I could draw is that those people are bitchy.

Yes. After reading Alex's article and being linked to here... I see nothing wrong with the trailer.

Posted by Nux

That was really dumb.

Posted by TheHT

What a weird ass trailer. To be fair, dominatrix nuns armed to the tee are totally the sort of enemies I would not be surprised to see in a Hitman game.

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Posted by Sergio

Finally watched this after hearing a lot of people bitching about it. Only conclusion I could draw is that those people are bitchy.

Edited by huser

@TSCooler said:

I dont get why ppl bitching about this trailer ? And what is wrong if the game is like this trailer, it awesome !!

Well nothing is wrong if this game involved Agent 47 as the antagonist or NPC. As is, at least for me, the most compelling gameplay of the Hitman series is taking out a target without anyone knowing a murder even happened. So not even stealth kills with broken necks and ligature marks, but straight accidental/acts of God type stuff.

Still, seems like this is just marketing and not actually how this game must be played so I'm in.

Posted by huser

@Presto said:

Didn't blood money have a mission where you infiltrated a redneck wedding? And didn't contracts have a mission where you infiltrated a party held by a meat baron who is fat like jabba the hutt?

edit: mainly i was commenting on people saying "NUNS! IO IS RUINING HITMAN".

Of course I'd be THERE if you also had to cram Agent 47 into leather catsuits first.

On the plus side...it appears at least one of the nuns makes it out of that bloodbath (the one that gets socked in the face).

Eight total, 3 get stealth killed (potential survivors), 3 more get shot, one is downed by friendly fire.

Posted by mdnthrvst

As a fan of Hitman since Silent Assassin, this is fucking excellent, and anyone who's upset by a Square Enix-produced CG trailer is being silly in the first place.

The game will still have a Silent Assassin achievement. I'll probably get it again. Sometimes, however, it's just fun to kill EVERYBODY, and making that aspect of Hitman more compelling is a goal to be lauded. Remember that bullshit Playboy party level in Blood Money, and how cathartic it was, after finally beating it the 'right' way, to blast your way through it with the M4? If they want to make that just as sophisticated-looking as the stealth, I say good on 'em.

Yeah, ICA combat-nuns are silly, but not any more silly than Corky the Clown or the many travails of Agent Smith. Not to mention the surreal newspaper articles in the Blood Money post-mission debriefings.

Posted by ChrisTaran

*yawn*

Posted by Roger778

In my opinion, this trailer is clearly showing that female assassins dressed in leather isn't a match for someone like 47. I can't help but wonder if there's going to be a level in the game where he will be going up against those women.

This doesn't damper my excitement for the next Hitman game at all. But, I must admit, that was one crazy ass trailer.

Posted by dyong

How dare the producers of this game conjure up a stylish trailer that goes against my expectations of the game's themes and gameplay!

Posted by Napalm

@HerbieBug said:

I already left a nasty comment about this trailer on youtube. For here I'll just say I agree wholeheartedly with Jeff's description on the vid. Marketing games like this sucks. It's not good for anybody. It's one thing if this were a trailer for Saints Row 4 -that would be AWESOME- but it's not good when the trailer is for a series that is appealing for reasons completely at odds with what this trailer represents. And I'm not even talking about the nuns. Hitman has had to wacky villians in the past. I'm mostly referring to gameplay implications.

Gameplay implications? Like what? Duel-wielding? Like, I don't even understand where this comment is coming from. It's a goddamn CG trailer. Relax.

Posted by outerabiz

@Napalm said:

@outerabiz said:

But you're still a bad person for liking the trailer as it is simply horrible, and hopefully has nothing to do with the game.

And you have played Hitman: Absolution to completion and have understood a majority of the ways you can play through and complete each level, correct? No? Shut the fuck up.

It's a cool action set piece. That's all it is. For anybody who appreciates well-choreographed action scenes, they should enjoy this in some capacity, maybe.

wait, what? Why does it matter if i have played the game to completion? Did you even read my comment before ranting?

... You know what, i was preparing to correct your ignorant response, but i don't really care that much... i'll let your inscience slip for now.

Posted by mr_shoeless

When will they make Hitman: Teddy Bears? That's what I want to play.

Posted by ThatIndianGuy7116

Well.....Hey......at least the black person dies LAST this time, right??

But seriously, I didn't think it was going to be that bad but MAN was that bad!

Posted by coribald

@outerabiz said:

@coribald said:

@monkeystick said:

Am I a scumbag misogynist for liking this trailer?

apparently. apparently i am too. obviously we both support rape:

https://twitter.com/BRKeogh/status/208365201123315712

haha that's one of the dumbest articles i've read in years, thanks for linking that.

But you're still a bad person for liking the trailer as it is simply horrible, and hopefully has nothing to do with the game.

Oh I could care less about the game, I've never played a hitman game (should I?), I just thought the trailer was hilarious.

And that article was RT'd by Ben Kuchera. That guy has really let it all go to his head since starting the Penny Arcade Report.

Posted by NegativeCero

What was the point of the nun costumes if they were going to not give a crap about blowing that place up? What's going on anymore?

Posted by HatKing

@AssInAss said:

@CatsAkimbo said:

This is a very uncomfortable trailer. Sexy nuns? sure fine. Killing evil women? yeah, an assassin would do that. Combining them to sexualize the killing of women? no... that's not really ok. Keep them separate please: I don't want your violence in my sex.

Violence and sex have always been interlinked in media. Never seen any movies that contrast a violent scene with a sex scene in jump cuts?

Does it make it okay?? I mean, guns are pretty good at killing people, does that mean I should go pick up a gat and start offing people I see?

This trailer was gross for many reasons. Everything from perpetuating the skewed stereotypes made by anybody unfamiliar with video games, to having zero thematic consistency with the rest of the series. The one cool moment was seeing the grotesque scars on 47's back - that actually built something.

Posted by Napalm

@outerabiz said:

But you're still a bad person for liking the trailer as it is simply horrible, and hopefully has nothing to do with the game.

And you have played Hitman: Absolution to completion and have understood a majority of the ways you can play through and complete each level, correct? No? Shut the fuck up.

It's a cool action set piece. That's all it is. For anybody who appreciates well-choreographed action scenes, they should enjoy this in some capacity, maybe.

Posted by Undeadpool

I think Tycho over at Penny Arcade put it best: "But I don’t do compulsory, and I also don’t do infantilizing chivalry."

Posted by Christoffer

If nothing else, it's a damned nice looking trailer. And, no, there's not much else.

Posted by Brodehouse

@Dagbiker said:

@Brodehouse said:

The sad thing is that for all the equality we strive for, you still can't interact with a woman like you would a man. Which is to say, shooting men is just business. Shooting women advocates violence against women. Nathan Drake has shot 800 men in the last few years. If he shoots a single woman he'll be an anti-hero.

I agree, we need to kill some woman for equality sake.

Aside from being snarky, they've pretty much set it up that killing armed hostile women is morally dubious and killing armed men is okay.

Posted by Universalize

black chick died last... not first

Posted by Recall

It is the exact same type of trailer we have seen hundreds of thousands times before and now...suddenly people find it offensive and do their whole "I've never done anything ever, I'm a good person" speech.

Hypocrites are the mother fucking worst.

Edited by Scodiac

Whatever. That was pretty cool. It reminded me of something crazy you'd see in a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Posted by The_Joker

@ThatFrood said:

yeah he didn't get silent assassin on that mission. guy's kind of a bad at this game.

this.

Posted by Dagbiker

@Brodehouse said:

The sad thing is that for all the equality we strive for, you still can't interact with a woman like you would a man. Which is to say, shooting men is just business. Shooting women advocates violence against women. Nathan Drake has shot 800 men in the last few years. If he shoots a single woman he'll be an anti-hero.

I agree, we need to kill some woman for equality sake.

Posted by Geoborealis

Take that Lady Gaga!

Posted by SupberUber

Somebody obviously pissed off the ripoff church.

Posted by Asrahn

What differs from the other Hitman games, I would think, is the notion that while they contained some fucked up levels, those were never used for marketing purposes. Not what I can draw to mind at least.

Posted by Brodehouse

The sad thing is that for all the equality we strive for, you still can't interact with a woman like you would a man. Which is to say, shooting men is just business. Shooting women advocates violence against women. Nathan Drake has shot 800 men in the last few years. If he shoots a single woman he'll be an anti-hero.

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

@Pytor:

Well, it was kinda butchery when he killed all those clones end of Hitman 1. Not a whole lot of stealth then.

Posted by Gregomasta

I'm in.

Posted by Nicholas

The trailer is fucking AWFUL on a number of levels.

Posted by Pytor

47 is a silent assassin, not a butcher. This might me cool if it were someone else.

Posted by Seedofpower

@SmilingPig said:

Noting sexyer than an nun!

Ha!

Posted by Diachron

W.... TF

Now, this looks like a game I'd love to play, but it's not the Hitman I want to play.

Posted by outerabiz

@coribald said:

@monkeystick said:

Am I a scumbag misogynist for liking this trailer?

apparently. apparently i am too. obviously we both support rape:

https://twitter.com/BRKeogh/status/208365201123315712

haha that's one of the dumbest articles i've read in years, thanks for linking that.

But you're still a bad person for liking the trailer as it is simply horrible, and hopefully has nothing to do with the game.

Posted by berterbertez

I like how he closes their eyes so the bondage nuns can die with dignity.

Posted by coribald
Posted by Genxalo

Gunkata bondage nuns? Sure why not!

Posted by Dagbiker

I cant wait for another FPS. At least this time i can shoot something other then space aliens, space marines, or guy with gun. Now i can shoot girl with gun too.

Posted by AssInAss

@CatsAkimbo said:

This is a very uncomfortable trailer. Sexy nuns? sure fine. Killing evil women? yeah, an assassin would do that. Combining them to sexualize the killing of women? no... that's not really ok. Keep them separate please: I don't want your violence in my sex.

Violence and sex have always been interlinked in media. Never seen any movies that contrast a violent scene with a sex scene in jump cuts?

Posted by CatsAkimbo

This is a very uncomfortable trailer. Sexy nuns? sure fine. Killing evil women? yeah, an assassin would do that. Combining them to sexualize the killing of women? no... that's not really ok. Keep them separate please: I don't want your violence in my sex.

Posted by elko84

Those Nuns mean business.

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Posted by superscatman

@Incapability: That never happened. Hitman was always deadly serious.

Posted by Incapability

@superscatman: You forgot the completely overt fetish sex party with a morbidly obese man in the 3rd game. Everyone who gets their little pink panties twisted over this need to shut up and enjoy some absurd naked ladies with guns.

Posted by superscatman

How horrible! hitman has never been weird and sexualized.

I for one am completely appalled. I am not going to buy this game anymore based solely on this CG trailer, which is clearly marketed towards people who have always enjoyed the series, even though I liked all the other games and there was another trailer that came out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTHY3eiWVs) that said you can be a silent assassin or go in guns a blazing. I am far to classy to be pulled in by such smut

Posted by jakkblades

@Bummey said:

@jakkblades said:

What's not Hitman about assassins using surprising costumes to hide their true identities?

The fact that they discarded their costumes (which were ill suited to the location to begin with) about 200 yards from the target and then blew it the fuck up with an RPG, completely ruining their element of surprise.

I'm concerned this game won't be anything like the originals and will have all the interactivity and player choice as Deus Ex Human Revolution. A modern sequel to an old classic, that is.

Human Rev. was a great game so invoking that doesn't really do much to put the fear of God in me. If you expected the new Deus Ex game to have all the player choice and customization of that first game, just stay in your room all the time and hang Papa Roach posters and pretend that HR didn't cost 3-4 times the budget of the original game.

Posted by Grimhild

@Vodun: It's also how birds feed their young. How beautiful and reciprocal the circle of life is, isn't it?

Mr. Tarantino is doing just fine. I wouldn't worry about semantics so much.