Looks decent... but the franchise already lost me.
(Hit)Man on Fire?
Great trailer except for the music. It's so Blurgh! Where's Jesper Kyd when you need him?
Rest in peace, 47 (2000-2006). We will miss you.
I haven't been hearing great things about this game from the vet Hitman community. It has left me a bit doubtful but I'll stick with my purchase. I pre ordered it from steam. So, at the very least, I have the older games in my library to revisit if absolution ends up leaving a bad taste in my mouth. :P
@DaSmart1: Oh well in that case, even better.
What a cool trailer. I'm sad to see the direction the game itself is taking though.
More explicitly: It bothers me when people equate the quality of a game's advertising to the quality of the game itself. I can't say I'll be buying this no matter how much I admire the great work being done with some of these trailers and promotional videos.
I think that stabbing takes the cake even compared to Assassins Creeds face stabbing.
A lot of people were a bit down on the game especially when they first showed it off. I think it looks really great though. Totally forgot it's coming out in a few days too.
I'm really worried about this game.
You can avoid that. There are other ways to take the wrestler down. Sniper rifle. Drop something on him.
@kimbokasteniv: Actually this is an underground ring where the match is actually SUPPOSED to be a fight to the death, so he got a Silent Assassin because he killed him in a way not suspicious to the crowd. I don't think taking his mask off was a good idea though, but the crowd doesn't know who 47 is anyway.
Now I want to buy it just for that sweet-ass dubstep song.
No arrow in the knee, but definitely a sword in the mouth.
I don't think you bounce back quite as easily from a sword to the mouth.
The music choice kind of reflects the tone as whole - Ana Maria for Blood Money, and some wubwubs for Absolution. Like has been previously discussed, it's hard to make a Rube Goldberg-esque machine exciting in trailer form, but this isn't how most people will be playing Hitman, or if they do, they're doing wrong GAWD!!! As for BDSM nuns, still pretty hot, but I thought that was a joke - can't believe they're still going for it.
My Hitman experience is basically the first 2 missions of Blood Money, but I don't remember there being so much story, especially so much that personally relates to 47. While the movie might be blamed for being stupid and "humanizing" a robotic killer assassin, I like the idea or exploring such a psyche - they'd do well experimenting with his morals, especially now that he's not part of the Agency, and is on his own.
Game still looks amazing. BDSM nuns still fuck me up though.
Presumably, they are trying to imply that 47 is some unknown fighter and the neck snapping is just the fight getting out of hand. So it would be like an accident kill or something. Maybe that kill should not have been the SA rating, but I don't think its crazy, more of just a comical SA situation.
With that said though, I would be unhappy if that type of qte stuff was the focus of the game. But I've seen a bunch of walkthrough stuff, and its basically the old hitman but with more direction.
Some levels are just as you would expect, some are less traditional. But overall, I expect it will still be an enjoyable Hitman game.
what's with all this pc talk, it's sponsored by amd, it supports eyefinity & i assume nv surround since it's basically the same thing (support-wise, putting hud on middle monitor, etc)
i played it in person at the amd event a few weeks ago, but i sucked with the xbox controller & died fast
i expect it to run fine, look good, have some options... just like sleeping dogs & k&l2 (sorta) did
as for difficulty, shouldnt that be across all platforms? some people on pc use controllers, so hard isnt supposed to mean 'pc game' (demons souls for example, not a pc game)
Shut up and take my lives!
this soundtrack might be one to pick up if it's anything like the trailer music.
I will take ALL the lives
@Hungry: It's always been my philosophy with stealth games to play them on the hardest difficulty anyway so that wouldn't have been a problem for me.
cant wait to see 47 actually eat a donut !!
@wchue: The PC Gamer review seems to be slamming the game, could just be the PC port. i've read in the PC Gamer forums that if you play it on normal it's terrible and long time fans are told to play it on the expert difficulty.So really there's no telling.
@wchue: The PC Gamer review seems to be slamming the game, could just be the PC port. i've read in the PC Gamer forums that if you play it on normal it's terrible and long time fans are told to play it on the expert difficulty.
So really there's no telling.
As someone who loves Hitman and plays it on PC this makes me very sad. I am also sad in seeing this trending progression of "If you're not new to the game Normal is a cakewalk." Why is Normal difficulty turning into what Easy used to be?
@Sin4profit said:@wchue: The PC Gamer review seems to be slamming the game, could just be the PC port. i've read in the PC Gamer forums that if you play it on normal it's terrible and long time fans are told to play it on the expert difficulty.So really there's no telling.Actually the PC Gamer review was literally a load of horseshit. The review actually made up a bunch of false stuff about the game and used that stuff to say bad things about it. Several other people who also played the game have said that most of the things said in that review are complete horseshit aren't even like that in the game.
Actually the PC Gamer review was literally a load of horseshit. The review actually made up a bunch of false stuff about the game and used that stuff to say bad things about it. Several other people who also played the game have said that most of the things said in that review are complete horseshit aren't even like that in the game.
You can't claim that as truth. There are barely any reviews out and you haven't played it yourself. The PC version could be mediocre for all we know, although I hope it isn't.
I'm so excited for this. Blood Money was awesome so I'm hoping they haven't screwed this up.
Can't wait :)
@simkas: literally? As in they just had a page in PC Gamer that said "Hitman: Absolution Review" and they just smeared real horse shit on that page? damn, that is harsh.
I've only read a few blurbs for the review and i have not played the game so i can't say what's true or false. The Kotaku Q&A with the game's director seemed to suggest the game held a lot of it's expected mechanics ( experimental ways to kill targets, higher scores for being more stealthy ) which counter what i could get out of the PC Gamer review.
Anyway, like i said, it's best to just wait and see when more reviews get released. Eidos has been weird in the past with how they will allow reviews to pass and there seems to be a lot of conflicting information and variability as to how one would judge this game so there's no telling.
...I remember back when Kane & Lynch seemed pretty exciting.
This is one of the 2 games I've actually been looking forward to. I hope it's good. I hope someone on the GB crew reviews it.
Good news they are, the bad news, its Alex.
I guess I shouldn't say that definitively that's bad for me, because I haven't got a read on Alex like I do on the other Bomb members, so I don't know whether to rely on his reviews.
It's a dam good trailer, that's for sure. I'll probably pick this up next steam sale, I do love my Hitman.
Hmmm not so sure about this since it's announcement, have the PC version pre-ordered, to be fair I did it slightly drunk on amazon about 4 months ago. I could cancel, but god dammit I'm a man of conviction, you make a decision drunk you stick to it.
Fuck it, I preorderd.
Im not sure whether to preorder this or not, its only $5 off on steam, But if I pay 8 dollars more right now I can get the deluxe edition.
People are also saying that they have heard bad things about this game, but they haven't actually cited any sources, except for the internet.
Also Persona 4 Gold comes out that day.
"Stop talking. Eat your sandwich."
@konig_kei: Yeah, I saw that deal too - it's good until the 23rd, so I'm definitely going to wait until I see a few reviews.
Hitman: Dropstep Assassin
It's $29.25 at GMG with this code GMG35-FGR37-COY0B. Think i'll wait for reviews though.
I decided to buy this game at launch 6 promotion videos ago.
Well, the trailer seems interesting.
I really hope this game is good. It's caught my interest but I know that Ryan Davis and other people said that they've been hearing some negative things about, so now I'm not so sure.
Didn't really care that much about this game.
Now I kinda do.
Goodjob marketing department.
@Sin4profit: aw ic ic thank you for the reply
sorry to hear the PC crowd will have problems
pretty pumped for the game it will be my first hitman game i feel this will be better than ac3 i was really disappointed with ac3 but loved ac3:L
@Pixeldemon said:Please don't suck.PLEASE. :(I have heard some worrying things about this game in recent days.
Please don't suck.
I have heard some worrying things about this game in recent days.
Im sure having a sword sticking out your mouth is a sign of a bad day.
Heres to hoping the PC version isn't shit. If it is then I guess I can shell out more cash for the ps3 version