Oh dear...

#1 Posted by Khann (2785 posts) -
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/05/12/itll-be-a-hit-man-hitman-absolution-details/#more-59145    

Ok, call me what you like, say I'm jumping the gun, whatever... but this does not sound good. The plot has never been a big part of the Hitman series, and I hope to shit it's not going to be some bullshit third-person shooter with "sweet assassination moves" instead of the excellence that is has been in the past.

Also.. how the fuck can Hitman be darker? There are some downright brutal situations in those games.
#2 Posted by probablytuna (3539 posts) -

By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist.

#3 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -
@akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
You have just sold me 2 copies of the game, You fiend.
#4 Posted by EpicBenjamin (624 posts) -
@akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
And have hair.
#5 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -
@Khann said:
" Also.. how the fuck can Hitman be darker? "
@akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
... God damn it.
#6 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -
@akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
OH SNAP DROP A BOMB ON IT
#7 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2718 posts) -

I couldn't care less about the cutscenes. Just don't fuck up the gameplay, and we're cool.

#8 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

Why must everything continually get 'darker'? This is all Chris Nolan's fault.


Goddamn you, Chris Nolan!
#9 Posted by yinstarrunner (1182 posts) -

 "Also, it seems IO are taking a very Hollywood approach to the production..."

Might as well stop reading there, as it tells you everything you need to know.  I've never liked hitman games, but this is depressing on so many levels.

#10 Posted by Crixaliz (782 posts) -
@akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
/slow clap
#11 Posted by RoboRobb (1051 posts) -

How do you plan making Hitman 'darker'? Agent 47 has a Moustache? I'LL BUY THREE

#12 Posted by JeanLuc (3572 posts) -
@RoyCampbell said:
" @akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
OH SNAP DROP A BOMB ON IT "
EXCLUSIVE!
#13 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I never played it but wasn't Hitman 2 suppose to very dark even compared to the others?


This confirms those rumors that the game was going to somehow maybe relate to the new film although this seems more in tone than plot. Which is good since that Hitman film was terrible. A bit worried about it now but we'll see at E3 no doubt.
#14 Posted by Kahzoul (8 posts) -
@wasteguru said:
" @RoyCampbell said:
" @akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
OH SNAP DROP A BOMB ON IT "
EXCLUSIVE! "
ZING!
#15 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

don't see a massive problem with those little details but feel free to flip out on my behalf 


#16 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

This totally sounds like they're making Max Payne or something.

#17 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
#18 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@Kahzoul said:
" @wasteguru said:
" @RoyCampbell said:
" @akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
OH SNAP DROP A BOMB ON IT "
EXCLUSIVE! "
ZING! "
WINNING
#19 Posted by Vonocourt (2118 posts) -

Yeah, that whole part where it's supposed to match up with movie sequel is kinda weird.

#20 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Jack268 said:
"

This'll be great.
"
woah.. didn't know reading one line of text could crush my spirit like that
#21 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

  

#22 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -
@Khann said:
"I'm jumping the gun"
#23 Posted by Khann (2785 posts) -
@Vodun said:
" @Khann said:
"I'm jumping the gun"
"
We'll see.
#24 Edited by Yummylee (21255 posts) -

That series gets any darker you won't even be able to see it.

#25 Posted by Tennmuerti (8005 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" That series gets any darker you won't even be able to see it. "
Night vision goggles confirmed!
#26 Posted by Vitor (2810 posts) -
@wasteguru said:
" @RoyCampbell said:
" @akiz_jack said:
" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
OH SNAP DROP A BOMB ON IT "
EXCLUSIVE! "
Damn, beat me to it...
#27 Posted by ajamafalous (11849 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
" @Jack268 said:
"

This'll be great.
"
woah.. didn't know reading one line of text could crush my spirit like that "
You and me both.
#28 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -
@akiz_jack: I would buy that in a heartbeat.I would buy four copies if he was latino.
#29 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I don't care, just get the game out so I can play it.

#30 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@EpicBenjamin said:

@akiz_jack said:

" By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist. "
And have hair.
He has to have an Afro. Big enough to hide a hand gun in it. 
#31 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Wasn't Hitman always about the assassinations? They should just have that with a minimal story where 47 gets a text on his phone and goes to murder somebody with a toaster

#32 Posted by Eaxis (899 posts) -


I love the Hitman series, they better not screw this up.

#33 Posted by AndrewB (7492 posts) -

I'm not worried about it. If IO screws this one up, they won't have much a future and they'll get what they kind of deserve. I'd hate to see such a great series fail, but if that's what it comes to... by now, I'm almost numb from franchises losing what they once were in order to go for the mass market appeal. I hope for both their sake and mine that their marketing terms are just empty buzz words to drum up the more simple-minded crowd.


"Yo, we're making Hitman with class-based, level progressing multiplayer!" - coming soon to a news article near you!
#34 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

"A very Hollywood approach", means that this game "won't be good." They could've made a good film, but they ended up releasing a steaming pile of crap.

#35 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Axxol said:
"A very Hollywood approach", means that this game "won't be good." They could've made a good film, but they ended up releasing a steaming pile of crap.
makes you wonder why on earth they'd do such a thing when their 2006 title, the third sequel in their franchise, was widely loved and critically acclaimed.. why would they ruin such an amazing streak ?
#36 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -
@RoboRobb: @akiz_jack said: 

  How do you plan making Hitman 'darker'?
 
 By rebooting Agent 47 as an African American male protagonist.



#37 Posted by Blind_3 (29 posts) -

I remember thinking the same thing about Blood Money before it came out.
I still think it's too early to tell, and judging by this article. It just looks like they wanna tell a better story.
That all fine by me, just as long as they follow a few simple rules.
1) David Basteson reprises his role to voice 47
2) You can still successfully complete a mission without killing anyone but your target (by choice of course).
3) Keep it classy.
The Hitman franchise was always about choice, from the beginning they only told you the who and where. The rest was up to you to figure out utilizing the skills 47 had available to him.
 
I'm not denying that they might fuck it up. But considering their track record for making badass Hitman games. I'd like to think that we have nothing to worry about.
Fingers crossed!

#38 Posted by Droop (1828 posts) -

I saw a gameplay demo at IO Interactive yesterday. I had to sign an NDA so can't really say anything I guess.

What they showed was different from the previous games but it looked pretty cool

#39 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

I'm keeping the faith in this sequel.

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