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#1 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

"Oh, it's so linear. Oh it's so linear." SHUT UP YOU LOUSY WHINEY ZILCHES.

The crown dynamics seem pretty darned good, and dare I say I see more people on screen that Assassin's Creed? Anyways, the game looks cool as hell. Hey guys, what is your opinion about Hitman Absolution so they don't lock this?

#2 Posted by Brodehouse (10129 posts) -

Man in a few years, they'll be able to have crowd sizes that big like it was the easiest thing to do. Right now they have to coax it out of the hardware with a whip and a chair.

But no one is going to change their opinion on the Internet. They've already selected a stance and now they'll ride it to the bitter end because modern culture doesn't allow you to admit you're wrong or change your mind.

#3 Edited by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

Lookin' pretty good! Though now I hate myself for spoiling an entire mission >_> If this is really what they have planned for close to each mission as well, it makes me wonder what the developers meant when they themselves (?) said it has to be more ''linear''. Because that there looks like some A-Grade Hitman as it's always been known--including a little bit o' ragdoll :P

In any case, the music is at the very least assuredly fantastic. The replacement they got for Jesper Kyd couldn't have been more suited it seems.

#4 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

This inspires a little bit of hope in me. I wasn't sure about what this game was going to be based on all the previous coverage I'd seen but that looks like some Hitman to me.

#5 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Luke Valentine? Fucking goddamn it, I wish that was my name. Also, this looks cool.

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
What  is it with Hitman and Asian countries? Hitman 1 opens in China, Hitman 2 has a few Japan levels if I'm not mistaken, Blood Money.... hmm.. did BM have missions in far Asia? 
I no longer have a point, but I guess what I'm trying to say is that Hitman feels like it doesn't have a good enough diversity in locations! But then again I've only played the first two missions of 1, first six missions of 2, and first seven missions of Blood Money.. 
 
What am I saying? I hate it when I have opinions of something I barely know enough about.
#7 Posted by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: Contracts also places you in Hong Kong amidst a turf war between two Triad gangs. Also you haven't played nearly as much Hitman as I'd have gathered... I thought you were meant to be a super fan of the series or something?

#8 Posted by Bulby33 (616 posts) -

Holy shit that looked incredible.

#9 Posted by TheHT (11776 posts) -

Looks like a Hitman game with some new fixin's. Great.

#10 Posted by Fjordson (2432 posts) -

That looked pretty damn cool.

#11 Edited by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

@buzz_killington said:

"Oh, it's so linear. Oh it's so linear." SHUT UP YOU LOUSY WHINEY ZILCHES.

This thread is a dupe. Unless you have played the other Hitman games, and this mission, you can't say the levels are truley as big and dynamic as the other games and that it's not more linear. Other Hitman games let you in dozens of rooms and buildings in one level. Right now, this is just a big open walkway with a lot of NPCs to make it feel bigger. Take the biggest level size and Blood Money (or even the average) and compare it to the overall size of the levels in this game. Until then, most signs point to this game having scaled down levels. Hopefully, that's not true.

@AhmadMetallic said:

What is it with Hitman and Asian countries? Hitman 1 opens in China, Hitman 2 has a few Japan levels if I'm not mistaken, Blood Money.... hmm.. did BM have missions in far Asia? I no longer have a point, but I guess what I'm trying to say is that Hitman feels like it doesn't have a good enough diversity in locations! But then again I've only played the first two missions of 1, first six missions of 2, and first seven missions of Blood Money.. What am I saying? I hate it when I have opinions of something I barely know enough about.

Absolution will take place almost entirely in one city. So unfortunately this game will be very limited in terms of settings, which is very dissapointing.

#12 Edited by StrainedEyes (1331 posts) -

Definitely inspires more hope than that damn trailer.

#13 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (396 posts) -

My mind is at ease.

#14 Posted by Xeirus (1370 posts) -

@squirrelnacho said:

@buzz_killington said:

"Oh, it's so linear. Oh it's so linear." SHUT UP YOU LOUSY WHINEY ZILCHES.

This thread is a dupe. Unless you have played the other Hitman games, and this mission, you can't say the levels are truley as big and dynamic as the other games and that it's not more linear. Other Hitman games let you in dozens of rooms and buildings in one level. Right now, this is just a big open walkway with a lot of NPCs to make it feel bigger. Take the biggest level size and Blood Money (or even the average) and compare it to the overall size of the levels in this game. Until then, most signs point to this game having scaled down levels. Hopefully, that's not true.

@AhmadMetallic said:

What is it with Hitman and Asian countries? Hitman 1 opens in China, Hitman 2 has a few Japan levels if I'm not mistaken, Blood Money.... hmm.. did BM have missions in far Asia? I no longer have a point, but I guess what I'm trying to say is that Hitman feels like it doesn't have a good enough diversity in locations! But then again I've only played the first two missions of 1, first six missions of 2, and first seven missions of Blood Money.. What am I saying? I hate it when I have opinions of something I barely know enough about.

Absolution will take place almost entirely in one city. So unfortunately this game will be very limited in terms of settings, which is very dissapointing.

The way I look at it, if you want those old games, go play them. This game looks badass and just as fun. People are always negative right up until they spend the money and buy it anyway.

#15 Posted by Coafi (1494 posts) -

I like what I see, and I'm terrible at stealth games. I've never played a Hitman game, so I may attempt to play Blood Money, before I play this.

#16 Posted by Zaccheus (1805 posts) -

@Coafi said:

I like what I see, and I'm terrible at stealth games. I've never played a Hitman game, so I may attempt to play Blood Money, before I play this.

I just played Blood Money again and it's still excellent. You need a certain attitude though. Patrick really put it well in the podcast.

#17 Posted by Packie (255 posts) -

Yes. YES! This is what I wanted to see IO. Took you so goddamn long didn't it.

Hope has been restored.

#18 Posted by IBurningStar (2190 posts) -

They finally released some footage that I don't hate.

#19 Posted by Bamsen (347 posts) -

That looks pretty good, hope has been restored indeed

#20 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Looks pretty cool. Interested to see more.

#21 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

He killed so smoothly.

#22 Posted by pyrodactyl (2344 posts) -

ok I'm back on board, let's just hope this is one of the simpler levels.

big levels with multiple targets and other objectives are essencial to make a good hitman game

#23 Edited by Droop (1916 posts) -

I had full faith in IO not fucking this up too hard. That preview looks sweet!

Edit: Did anyone else notice there were still "sniffing cocaine" sounds when Hitman was stabbin' that dude (8:04).

#24 Posted by Nilazz (639 posts) -

Well at least it looks like a Hitman game now.

#25 Posted by Mikey2D (219 posts) -

Looks great - can't wait for this game. It'll probably end up in my game of the year list.

#26 Edited by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

Allright, not bad! This makes me way more hopefull for the game.

@Brodehouse said:

But no one is going to change their opinion on the Internet. They've already selected a stance and now they'll ride it to the bitter end because modern culture doesn't allow you to admit you're wrong or change your mind.

HA!

You're way too pessimistic dude :P

Some people won't sure. But that's basic human psycology aplicable to everything. Admiting being wrong or even a little mistaken is hard for a lot of people in general (not exclusive to opinions on the internet).

#27 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Tennmuerti said:

Allright, not bad! This makes me way more hopefull for the game.

@Brodehouse said:

But no one is going to change their opinion on the Internet. They've already selected a stance and now they'll ride it to the bitter end because modern culture doesn't allow you to admit you're wrong or change your mind.

HA!

You're way too pessimistic dude :P

Some people won't sure. But that's basic human psycology aplicable to everything. Admiting being wrong or even a little mistaken is hard for a lot of people in general (not exclusive to opinions on the internet).

Here I am, hiding my "HITMAN SOLD OUT" guns that I had readied up, and changing my mind. That level looks pretty damn Hitman alright. So no, opinions change on the internet, when something worthy changes them.
#28 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -

looks like hitman. more than anything, i'm pleased with the number of civilians on screen. actually looks like a semi-real town.

#29 Posted by jillsandwich (760 posts) -

*dude crushed by hanging palette while pissing*

*haunting angelic choir*

I like this game already.

#30 Edited by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -
#31 Posted by redefaulted (2826 posts) -

Never understood the hatred towards linear games, but I guess I'm the kind of guy who likes to be part of a fleshed out story. I guess that's why no one reads books anymore, can't get much more linear than that.

#32 Edited by Maajin (1088 posts) -

The whole place looks full of references to the few first Hitman missions, doesn't it? Especially that center square:

#33 Edited by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

@ck1nd said:

Never understood the hatred towards linear games, but I guess I'm the kind of guy who likes to be part of a fleshed out story. I guess that's why no one reads books anymore, can't get much more linear than that.

That doesn't really make sense. Have you ever played a Hitman game (or a completely open world GTA game). Most modern games with non-linear levels have fleshed out stories.

Rather, some people just don't want to have to make decisions when they play games. They just the game to tell them what to do (linear levels).

#34 Edited by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

What they show is what seems like a classic Hitman game. If they make sure they include the gameplay choices that were in Blood Money, I am pretty convinced. I was very happy when they said: ''Or shoot them with a handgun, that's up to you''. NOW HELL YEAH! Now, it's starting to look like Hitman.

#35 Posted by MikeFightNight (1117 posts) -

Been a fan of the franchise since the first PC game and have been looking forward to a new Hitman game ever since Blood Money. I am debating whether I want to watch this video or not, but I have total faith in what the IO guys will do. Every Hitman game has gotten significantly better. For me what makes the games is how awesome the concept for the missions are. I thought every mission in Blood Money was memorable and hopefully this game will do the same.

#36 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

I really wanna watch but I must resist!

#37 Posted by AndrewB (7689 posts) -

Every time a game like this comes out, there's this push an pull between media outlets and their coverage. Everyone seems to be reporting different things about this game regarding how closely it sticks to the open-ended Hitman formula, so I don't blame anyone for being skeptical. As people without access to the game, our expectations are shaped by what is being reported.

So that said, it's good to see a video like this that gives me hope that they're just building off the the excellent Blood Money. Every time they show a clip where 47 is getting through things by just shooting everything, it almost feels like the guy showing it off has a gun to *his* head, and is pretty much telling you not to do it that way. That's *not* how a Hitman game is supposed to be played. It's not realistic, and it's not in the spirit of the type of assassin Agent 47 is supposed to be.

Still *really* want a Jesper Kyd soundtrack, though.

#38 Posted by Funky_Pasta_Tommy (100 posts) -

Thanks for posting the vid. Love me some hitman and I never really thought this was going to be a bad game, maybe this video will reassure some people that while they may be chopping and changing some things, they're gonna keep the heart of of the series intact.

More then can be said of MGS: Rising.

=(

#39 Edited by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

Gotten into a real Hitman buzz lately. I played some Blood Money, mostly screwing about (the suburbs mission in particular has so many fun ways to play things out), but I really want to play some Hitman: Contracts again, but I've apparently lost my copy. It was my first Hitman game, so it's the one that really struck with me. I got so addicted to the thing as well, I managed to get Silent Assassin on all missions besides the last - seriously, that last mission is simultaneously hilarious and incredibly aggravating.

My favourite level for Contracts was the Hotel level. The Hotel was so big! It offered so much versatility, and simply exploring the Hotel itself was such a pleasure. I remember there were rooms in there that had ghosts as well, near a crime scene. Kinda random, but neat all the same.

Really hope the rumours about the HD collection of Hitman games is true; really wouldn't mind finally giving Hitman 2 Silent Assassin a go.

#40 Posted by RobotHamster (4177 posts) -

Man it's looks so good, wish I didn't spoil it for myself but I couldn't resist.

#41 Posted by Deranged (1859 posts) -

Wow, colour me impressed.

#42 Posted by leebmx (2235 posts) -

We will see. I was never really that worried about the gameplay as it is really hard to show of stealth (especially Hitman gameplay) in an entertaining trailer and I am prepared to give them he benefit of the doubt - having said that I will be suprised if we get as much freedom as Blood Money. I think developers are scared of frightening of the action fans.

I was more worried about the hideous nuns trailer they put out. Really made me worry about the taste of the developers. Hopefully it was done outside IO.

#43 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

I'm on, here's my wallet

#44 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

@leebmx said:

We will see. I was never really that worried about the gameplay as it is really hard to show of stealth (especially Hitman gameplay) in an entertaining trailer and I am prepared to give them he benefit of the doubt - having said that I will be suprised if we get as much freedom as Blood Money. I think developers are scared of frightening of the action fans.

I was more worried about the hideous nuns trailer they put out. Really made me worry about the taste of the developers. Hopefully it was done outside IO.

Yes, there will still be some freedom, but we don't yet know how much compared to the other games.

#45 Posted by PokeIkzai (384 posts) -

Blood Money was just a special game in its own right. I think most people who played it would agree with that. There are a lot of fears with gaming getting seemingly less complicated that the same will happen to Hitman. I don't know what is reasonable to expect from this game. What I want is it to be every bit as deep as Blood Money but with better graphics, haha. Anyway this footage was pretty hot, mate. I'm looking forward to the game big time.

#46 Posted by innacces14 (737 posts) -

It's sad that this video exists. IO's hand was forced really thanks to the bad response they got courtesy of Square-Enix releasing that nun trailer, but in doing so they've pretty much ruined the spectacle one could have gotten from exploring China Town. Not to mention that crowd reveal was absolutely astounding. Day 1 for me.

#47 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

@innacces14 said:

It's sad that this video exists. IO's hand was forced really thanks to the bad response they got courtesy of Square-Enix releasing that nun trailer, but in doing so they've pretty much ruined the spectacle one could have gotten from exploring China Town. Not to mention that crowd reveal was absolutely astounding. Day 1 for me.

We still don't know how big the E3 demo is. There are other features from Blood Money that we don't know will be in Absolution, like the notoriety system. The E3 demo was a step in the right direction, but it's still too early to say if this has been watered down at all from Blood Money. The fact that they list the ways to complete each mission in the game says they a moving towards an easier and simpler game.

#48 Posted by Roger778 (960 posts) -

There's no doubt in my mind, now! This really does look like a Hitman Game. Also, I love the different ways you can use to kill your target; Either noisy, or silent. It's exactly the way Blood Money played, and because of that, I'm excited.

#49 Posted by Twinsun (493 posts) -

Too much lens flare for my tastes, but but some cool animations, like the knife throw :)

#50 Posted by Incapability (216 posts) -

@squirrelnacho: Watch the blood pressure, there. Wouldn't want to bust an artery over absolutely nothing, now would we?

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