You know, I'm sitting here playing Hitman and I get thinking...

#1 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Why has there been a very little amount of Hitman "clones"? All I can think of off the top of my head are the two Death to Spies games. To me it seems like a perfect formula that other developers would've copied by now. 

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19158 posts) -

Because they don't sell well?

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9761 posts) -

Well, now that Assassin's Creed Brotherhood has shown how to do a game kinda like that in multiplayer, they can copy that and have everyone be clones.  
 
So they were just waiting for the right idea to steal. 

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#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@WaylonJennings said:
@FluxWaveZ said:
Because they don't sell well?
This.
Yeah. 
 
Which is going to change when the new Hitman is out. Hitman now has feelings, gets erections and wants to fuck, has batman's x-ray vision, does EXPLOJUNZ.. Absolution is gonna sell well because its a COOL GAME
#5 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

You have to put thought into a Hitman type game rather than a run forward and shoot guys game like almost everything else.

#6 Posted by MiniPato (2657 posts) -

@HandsomeDead said:

You have to put thought into a Hitman type game rather than a run forward and shoot guys game like almost everything else.

I disagree.

#7 Posted by deathstriker666 (1337 posts) -

Because those same developers would rather clone Call of Duty or World of Warcraft

#8 Posted by DeF (4692 posts) -

cause they know that all those clones would be killed at the end in the basment of an insane asylum. ´[hint hint]

#9 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

@MiniPato said:

@HandsomeDead said:

You have to put thought into a Hitman type game rather than a run forward and shoot guys game like almost everything else.

I disagree.

I admit, I played this level this way occasionally, but only after I SA'd it.

#10 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Why are you sitting there playing Hitman if you got into the SWTOR beta?

#11 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
Why are you sitting there playing Hitman if you got into the SWTOR beta?
I'm trying to avoid playing TOR too much to avoid spoilers for when the game comes out. Currently I'm just getting every class to level 10 for now. My highest is 23.
#12 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
Why are you sitting there playing Hitman if you got into the SWTOR beta?
I'm trying to avoid playing TOR too much to avoid spoilers for when the game comes out. Currently I'm just getting every class to level 10 for now. My highest is 23.
So do a fellow fan a favor and let me play a lil! ^^
#13 Posted by Pezen (1469 posts) -

Hitman is pretty much a regular stealth game in the broadest way. Assassin's Creed might be the most similar game with civilians and blending in, though Hitman was a lot more basic and obvious about it. I don't think any real game mechanic of that game is entirely unique on it's own. Still, fun franchise that could have used without a lot of boring levels and uninteresting back story.

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