I hear a lot about how the game was bastardized in order to make a deep, personal storyline.
What doesn't get mentioned enough (save for the Telegraph review) is HOW BAD THE STORY IS.
Christ people, we need to demand more. This is a meandering, cliche, absurd mess. The girl is a pointless MaGuffin that goes nowhere. The Agency comes off as goofy and sleezy as opposed to mysterious and efficient. Dexter is apparently a redneck scumbag who risks everything for a suitcase of money, but at the same time owns a state of the art private army and arms research and manufacturing complex? What. The. Fuck? And let's not forget all the predetermined events that happen in cutscenes that probably would play differently if you were in charge (killing Sanchez). Contrived, garbage writing.
What personal growth does 47 show? He slices his barcode and gets gritty for a while because... Flashbacks?
Good god. And remember, we were told as consumers that THIS was the reason we couldn't have open levels, traditional hits and weapon/equipment selection. This story was the "reason".
Biggest disappointment of the year, next to ME3.