Friday, October 25, 2013

Game Review: Hitman: Absolution

Hello Ladies and Gentleman! Today I'll be doing a review of Hitman: Absolution!
 A bit about the game and developers.
Hitman: Absolution has been developed by a Danish video game developing company, and their games are published by Square Enix. Hitman: Absolution is a stealth based action game!

About Gameplay.
Hitman: Absolution is a stealth based action game in which you play as an modern life assassin under
the code name Agent 47. All Hitman  series are connected, so the story keeps on building up after each Hitman game. In this particular game, your objective is to keep one girl safe.
During that job you will face various different enemies. You, though, don't need to kill almost anyone! Your main mission is to kill just one person, and if you can manage to pass the mission by killing only your main target. Or, pass the mission without killing anyone, if your mission is not to kill anyone. So yea, as you may already guess, this game requires you to have A LOT of patience! And concentration!

This game is, in my opinion, quite hard so the developers made it slightly easier than the rest of the series. In this game you have a thing called "Agent 47's sense" which you can use as often as you'd like. What it does is allow you to predict where certain people will move so you could avoid them or kill them as you wish. It also highlights all of the usable items that are close to you and that you can use for what ever you need them. And it also highlights doors that you can open and secret passages that you can use to move from one to the other one unseen (such as vents).

During your mission you will encounter many different weapons and collectables. You can also unlock every single clothing that you see in game. All you need is kill the person and exchange clothing. Or go into a locker room (if there is any!) and change it there. As much as I have been playing the game, I haven't seen why would you need the clothing for. On the beginning of a mission you can't chose what you're gonna wear, so I see it rather pointless. Of course, i may be wrong and I just haven't found it out, but for now, it's useless. It, of course, helps you to bypass guards or someone! Do bear in mind, though, that if you dress up as a guard everyone will  think you are real guard except guards. Guards will see you as a suspicious person and they will attempt to arrest you.

This game has a ranking system in each mission with which you can always compare your results with your friends. You can see how much points did you get on the end of the mission, and how much did your friends get. Every single kill in the game gives you negative points. If you get discovered you also get negative points. So always make sure to be very stealthy in this game! Unless you lose all of your nerves as I have, and just get out like a real man and kill every single living creature that you come across with.

Graphic and Audio
Graphically speaking the game is quite good looking. It has a lot of small details that the developers have worked on, and I really like that. Audio did seem a little bit poor though. I would add couple of background songs because it did become a bit lonely after a while.

Pros, cons and final grade.
- Amazing stealth based game.
- The game requires you to think like a real assassin.
- A lot of different collectable items which most of the people will enjoy collecting.
- A big variety of weapons and clothing which can be acquired in game.

- The game does not allow you to chose your own starting items on each mission.

Final grade: 7/10.

Extra info: I think this game is exactly what a stealth looking players should look at! I though I would like to play a stealth based game.. This game prove me wrong! I would be a terrible assassin. All in all, this game is extremely fun to play and I recommend it only to the people that really like this type of stuff.

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