Hitman: Absolution PS3 Review - PAGE 1

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EricF Nov 20, 12
5/10 is a bit harsh, don't you think?
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Spook Nov 20, 12
Well that's disappointing to read. Not the review, but the verdict. And the fact that almost everybody seems to agree, the AI is ridiculously slow.

The way the media outlets were hyping this up, I honestly expected this to be Blood Money 2, in essence.
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EricF Nov 20, 12
I've played it, and have found few to no reasons to give it anything lower than a 7.
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Spook Nov 20, 12
Ignoring the numeric score, do you agree with the points made in the article? EricF

I'm really interested in the enemy interactions.
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Zero_is_just_cool Nov 20, 12
I had these fears ever since the trailers. I saw all the hype and the "scores" of 9 and 10 out of 10 and figured I might be wrong, but this is pretty much what I expected.

There's nothing WRONG with the game, as it it. Individually. But as part of the frachise? It's as bad an offender as Resident Evil 4 and its spawn. Fun games, and verry interesting. I love playing Mercenaries on every one of them. But that's just because I can pretend I'm playing a game actually called "Mercenaries", instead of part of the RE series. There are some expectations and, I dare say even, demands that have to be met when you make a game in a series, and not meeting them makes a game to not be judged by its own faults or merits, but by it's shortcomings when related to its parent games.

There is no reason, from a gamer's viewpoint, for a game to be part of a successful series when it tramples on everything that it once stood for. There ARE a lot of business reasons why this might seem like a good idea, though, which is why we got games like thse.

Not that they're BAD, again. They're disappointing, even when they're good.
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tekmosis Nov 20, 12
quote EricF
5/10 is a bit harsh, don't you think?
I've been hearing nothing but good things about the game. There was someone who had an issue with the PC version but a couple other sites came out and said they found no prominent issues themselves. Adam Sessler's first stint at Revision3 was for a review on this game, and he had decent things to say about it.

Also, there were some spoilers in the review. :\
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bluexy Nov 20, 12
quote tekmosis
I've been hearing nothing but good things about the game.
Well, I'm absolutely glad you got to check out my review then, because I disagree wholeheartedly with a majority of those reviews and only wish I could get more people to read mine instead.

There's going to be a lot of people who pick up this game at full price and wonder whether they played a different game than the one that some outlets gave a 10/10. I know I'm certainly confused.
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MissingScore Nov 20, 12
I have to take issue with your comment about 47 not being dynamic enough to carry a story. I've always thought the character of 47 is more than nuanced enough and has more than enough depth to be the central character in a top quality narrative experience. Just because the previous games never attempted it (they had their moments though) and this doesn't pull it off, doesn't mean it couldn't be done and wouldn't be fantastic. 47 has never been a character to take at face value, you've always had to scratch the surface to truly know and understand him.

Unless over the course of multiple games I've felt a connection to this character that wasn't meant to be there.

As for the game itself, my experience so far has been that the game seems to jump between more traditional Hitman style areas/missions to more Splinter Cell esque cover-to-cover corridor segments filled with hostiles only, no NPC's. The latter are what let this game down.

The good parts should really result in this getting more than a 5/10 though... unless the good bits get fewer and farther between as the game goes on!
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EricF Nov 20, 12
quote A Person
Ignoring the numeric score, do you agree with the points made in the article? EricF
To be honest, not really. I'll agree that the AI aren't super intelligent in that they'll quickly forget that you threw an object into a specific area. The AI's biggest saving grace is that there are a heap of enemies, and that it's never actually easy to just assassinate a guy unscathed, because the next guy will soon turn a corner and catch you in the act.

Now I don't know about everyone else, but I've never been one to use weapons in a Hitman game unless it was a sniper rifle anyway. Isn't that what stealth is about? Being silent and subtle? As a whole, the biggest gameplay difference for me is that movement is a lot freer than in Blood Money/Contracts. I also think the addition of crowds through certain segments is excellent and is used better than it is in Assassin's Creed games. In the Chinatown mission (there's a gameplay video), when you assassinate your target, the crowd goes into panic mode, and you can actually run with the crowd, disguising yourself as a fleeing civilian. I also love the addition of a significant plot, giving you something to play for. I honestly think this game is really good, so don't feel too skeptical.

tekmosis
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Subzer0 Nov 21, 12
Harsh review. I think 7 is more of a fair score for it. The issues I have with it are the AI and more importantly the disguise system. They really blew it on the disguise. Other than that, I'm satisfied with the game and glad it was made.
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EricF Nov 21, 12
quote Subzer0
Harsh review. I think 7 is more of a fair score for it. The issues I have with it are the AI and more importantly the disguise system. They really blew it on the disguise. Other than that, I'm satisfied with the game and glad it was made.
Mm, this sums it up for me too. Checkpoint system could've been better too but I'm very happy with the game. Contracts is great too.
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bluexy Nov 21, 12
By all means, I'm glad you guys are finding more to enjoy in Hitman than I did. I believe in open and honest review practices. I waited a few days after finishing Hitman and then played more and still felt the same. I take every review seriously, and negative ones even moreso.

I certainly don't begrudge anyone their opinions. Don't feel like you have to hold back on talking about how much you enjoyed the game because I did not. It's not like I'm sitting around waiting to call people out on their points, haha. Considering how popular the game seems to be, I'm certainly in the minority.

If anything, I'd love to hear how you guys pulled off some of the ruder assassinations, to see if we had similar experiences.
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Fatherbrain30 Nov 23, 12
Hmmmn, I honestly wanted a more polished version of Blood Money, now that was a game.
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DragoniteBallZ Nov 26, 12
I think as far as enjoyability (yes that's a word now ) it's high...for me. But the AI is still too terribly predictable. And the worst thing I think that happened to this game is the fact that it became a little more linear. In Hitman, you are normally given the whole map to play with with all the tools you need, go do the mission any way out want. Here it is restricting you by the segment. I think that is really disappointing. There's a lot of things I like about this game but a lot of things that I am bummed about that they took out. There is less freedom in this game than any other Hitman.
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