Tips for Purist players

#1 Posted by YOU_DIED (703 posts) -

I ran across this tip after spending about an hour getting spotted by the guards on the walkway above the two platforms on Train Station (Run for Your Life chapter).

"Not being seen on this level is hell. To ease matters, it pays to learn the attention-avoiding spin. Basically, if someone is looking at you and you’re about to be spotted, you turn your back to them to stop it from happening, but here, commonly, as you make your way across the station platforms, you will be getting attention from many sides at once, especially on the more difficult settings.

You can avoid this by spinning once all the way around, taking a step in the direction you need to go, then repeating. Works like a charm at all difficulty levels."

Also, if you are trying to blend in with the crowd, try standing still, it seems to work better that way.

#2 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1467 posts) -

Yeah that chapter is becoming a living hell for me, especially if you are trying to tackle it with only your suit (which is what I'm trying to do).

#3 Posted by Pie (7110 posts) -

Well that sounds dumb

#4 Posted by Soap (3631 posts) -

I wanted to do a purist playthrough, but thought it would be better to get a sense for the whole game first, so I'm making my way through on regular. Hopefully that will help me learn the areas and the locations of key stuff that will help, if not the patrol routes (I Imagine they change/add more guards)

Best of luck to you though!

#5 Posted by YOU_DIED (703 posts) -

@Ghost_Cat said:

Yeah that chapter is becoming a living hell for me, especially if you are trying to tackle it with only your suit (which is what I'm trying to do).

Christ, you must really hate yourself.

@Soap said:

I wanted to do a purist playthrough, but thought it would be better to get a sense for the whole game first, so I'm making my way through on regular. Hopefully that will help me learn the areas and the locations of key stuff that will help, if not the patrol routes (I Imagine they change/add more guards)

Best of luck to you though!

The higher difficulties add a bunch more guards and you get spotted much easier. By that I mean the time between when they first see you and when they become alert is much shorter. On Purist you have no HUD, and thus no yellow arrows to tell you that you're about to get spotted, so you have to rely on the audio cues alone. Oh, and don't try to get into a fist fight with anyone on Purist either, the quick time event buttons disappear after a fraction of a second so you get your ass handed to you.

#6 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4468 posts) -

@Pie said:

Well that sounds dumb

#7 Posted by pyrodactyl (2274 posts) -

@Ghost_Cat said:

Yeah that chapter is becoming a living hell for me, especially if you are trying to tackle it with only your suit (which is what I'm trying to do).

man, later chapters in the same style are much more fucked

#8 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Ghost_Cat said:

Yeah that chapter is becoming a living hell for me, especially if you are trying to tackle it with only your suit (which is what I'm trying to do).

Is that an achivement only wearing your suit?

#9 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1467 posts) -

I don't know about steam, but it's an in-game achievement for every level, which can get pretty insane.

#10 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

Like... they took the one basic thing that is in the DNA of a Hitman game, and the reason you buy a Hitman game, which is the challenge of operating without people knowing you exist, and they turned it on its head and made you a fugitive with a wanted face, playing 3 consequent levels where you hide and creep your way out of a big hunt. Innovate all you want, big don't give me Assassin's Creed in a Hitman box!

At one point there I forgot what I was playing and started looking for haystacks!

Thank you for the tip @YOU_DIED: I just spent the last 2 minutes making donuts like a disco dancer to break the line of sight.

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