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Quick Look: Hitman 2: Golden Handshake

It's been a while since Brad played as Agent 47 and might be a bit rusty. Luckily, he'll have some help to keep him sneaking in the right direction!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Jun. 26 2019

Cast: Brad, Dan

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Hitman 2

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Cheeseburger in pair of eyes

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Always a treat to watch the Hitmaster at work.

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Breathtaking gameplay!

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Hey, if you have to die a gold bar to the skull is pretty classy.

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The level itself is pretty dang impressive as is this excellent Dan backseat driving. The duo strikes again!

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Hitman is the best and it's a crime that there hasn't been more Hitman-related content on Giant Bomb.

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every time i watch one of these quick looks it makes me feel good about my hitman skills by comparison, thank you giantbomb for helping my self esteem <3

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Brad: "He's your Liquid Snake"

Dan: Gets 1000x more excited about Hitman.

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It’s been awhile for a Hitman GB

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Good run! I'm glad they don't know about briefcases, and that they were looking at one just past that kneeling janitor and cop. This was definitely the way to exit the bank.

(Removing the wet floor signs will have people slip and fall. Doing it to Frank, a cop you meet at the entrance, ruins his day.)

BTW, the "Custom 5mm" gun, which can be taken through frisks, is a level 5 unlock on the Hokkaido/Situs Inversus level from season 1. It's a quick get.

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I was really hoping they would try the Rorschach test but that cheeseburger to the face still made my night

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Now I feel inspired to play Payday 2 again.

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That was amazing lol can't believe it all worked especially the flash grenades xP

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So much should have gone wrong!

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Textbook.

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I played this last night, and the job interview opportunity is up there with pretending to be a psychologist or masseuse as the funniest opportunities in this game.

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Gonna be Hitmas in July!!

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I love it when a plan comes together. Top notch work, guys.

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hitman should be a weekly feature!

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This was great content!!! It really makes me miss the regular hitman stuff you guys did for the 2016 game!

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Please do more Hitman 2 just like this. The elusive targets every month make for a good excuse to do a cross-coast stream. What a great exit plan and an entertaining video!

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Shine bright like a diamond! I want to echo everyone else and suggest you please reprise the old Brad-Dan glory. It's the Summer slump which is the perfect opportunity to go back and do an episode per map.

It appears the coin mechanics in Hitman 2 are still sloppier than in 1. Everything else they turned up to 11 but the core gameplay isn't quite as "tight", especially the body grab/drag system. It's especially evident if you try to play through the Hitman 1 maps in 2. It's my only real disappointment with the game as it adds a RNG factor to the clockwork puzzle aspect that really lives or dies on being able to consistently execute within very narrow timings.

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@eloj: yeah, i was biting my tongue cause i knew that far in, they were never going to find the armored truck key. had to let it go and let Dan backseat drive and it worked out flawlessly.

and as someone who went premium right after they named it 2016 GOTY, i would like to add my name to the more Hitman content petition.

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I'm not saying their DIY method wasn't effective, but as far as funny executions go, did they really miss the very obvious opportunity to shove her through the office window, while disguised as the fired guy?

Watching this definitely felt like no time had passed at all since last time! Not reading text prompts, doing unnecessary kills and just stumbling their way into success. Brad at least should really try to do Elusive Targets doing UPF, otherwise I guess we won't see Hitman again until the new map sometime during fall.

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I'm finally playing Hitman 2 and having an absolute blast. The first one was great but I had seen Brad play all of the levels, and I'm having a great time exploring the second ones levels myself.

Hitman 2 is awesome, and the suburban level I'm on at the moment is perfect.

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Brad standing next to the story lady, 'Where is that coming from?' Runs the other way lol

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I love how gleeful Dan is at all of the incessant murder, especially "funny" murders. I hope that Cyberpunk 2077 gets stealth and AI right so we can have a full city to Hitman in.

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Might as well have been an Illusive Target. Smooth stuff, Brad and Dan.

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This is glorious! An absolute triumph!

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Unbelievable. As a former detractors of their Hitman chops, I now bow in reverence. Exceptional work.

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FUCKING WOW! Next test. Kill EVERYONE in a level. Super Silent Assassin!

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That was a really good run Brad.

Its a good level, I played it immediately at launch and a bunch of challenges were missing which already got fixed. Its about the same amount of content as Whittington Creek the smallest main level maybe just slightly fewer things to do. I'm really torn on this, it's great to finally get more hitman to play, but this is a real bitesize appetiser with nothing to really sate your appetite. Maybe the resort is one of the larger levels, maybe its tiny again but I'm basically resigned to there not being any significant new hitman until 3 is released, which is probably Nov 2020/21. WB has forced them to create a much smaller studio to do the DLC work while the main studio presumably works on the next new game and it really shows, a smaller team is just never going to be able to create a map the size of miami. So the resort probably is another tiny map and WB are once again messing with a great franchise by forcing studios into their bad template of organisation and operation.

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The cheeseburger is mightier than the sword. Also, GB where's "Brad's World of Pure Assassination" series?

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That was one tense, nail biting run and an incredibly funny walkthrough. Really enjoyed it. Wish there were more Hitman2 content.

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@cyberkn: I've always felt like less is more here because we'd quickly get diminishing returns replaying the same maps over and over, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Dan: Now stand up, Don't look weird.

My favorite line

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@brad I agree Brad, but would love seeing the Hitman 2 maps played, if you felt like revisiting things. Haven't seen much of them on the site.

Its kinda a bummer than Sean Bean returned while you were all at E3, i replayed it and saw a lot more of the dialogue i missed first time round and the robot flash bomb you got from launching it is a unique item atm (Its non-suspicious, attracts people to pick it up, and is then remotely detonated).

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Good to have you back, Agent Shoemaker and Commander Ryckert.

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I wouldn't mind if Brad and Dan being stupid in Hitman became a monthly feature.

Top content.

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HERE WE GO. Finally some Hitman content.

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So awesome to watch.

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"I can't tell you a single thing about the lore of this game."

Sums up Dan very nicely. Unless it's a game franchise he really cares about, Dan rarely knows what's going on in a story. He even self admitted how he's doesn't pay attention to MGS stories till at least the 2nd playthrough. And you know what, at least he's honest about it. Good for him.

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This was absolutely outstanding. Props to Brad for going along with Dan's hare-brained schemes with just enough caution to pull them off.

I would reiterate that I'd love to see at least a little more Hitman 2 content on the site - I'm aware you might not want to overdo things, but these videos have never been anything other than amazing to watch and seeing you take on maps you're more familiar with can be interesting in a different way from tackling things for the first time.

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Hitman 2016 was why I subscribed to premium just so I could watch the elusive targets. Love me some Hitman content.

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hell yeah

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The banker's speech is pretty good but the instant bomb was pretty good too.