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Hitman Absolution 'A mess' unoptimized and given 62% by PC gamer magazine


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Initial post: Nov 12, 2012 3:21:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 4:18:47 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
Not a good sign :(

http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/10682/article/hitman-absolution-is-a-mess-gets-torn-apart-in-pc-gamer-review/

The review pans the game for its art style and overuse of bloom, poor story, small levels, pointless objectives (e.g. open a door), no saves, bad AI.

The review also points out that the game actively encourages you to kill guards and sentries unlike previous Hitman games, which emphasized stealth over all else. Not that it matters-as many of the assassinations you perform are pre-determined cutscenes in which Agent 47 fails to kill his target, rendering all of your work pointless.

Finally, the review notes that the PC port of the game was done so poorly that the game even tells you to "gently" press your mouse button, as if it were the same as an X360 controller. In addition, the performance of the game was sub-par on PC Gamer's machines, running at a sluggish 15~ FPS.

For all their efforts, the game receives a score of 62 out of 100 with a verdict that reads "A passable stealth game, but one that betrays almost everything that, until now, has made Hitman great."

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:26:30 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:26:42 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 3:39:33 PM PST
Kin-foot says:
Not to be a doubter but...Source?

My link has actual scans of the article. You can read every word of it for yourself.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:41:11 PM PST
Meatwad says:
I was digging around on the Hitmanforum and there was a review from a German PC Mag that gave it an 88.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:43:53 PM PST
Zak Iarih says:
Judging from the small amount of reviews and articles I've read from PC Gamer and the others reviews I've read for H:A I'd be very skeptical of this

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:44:24 PM PST
Voice of god says:
My ex-best-friend's cousin's uncle's co-worker got an early copy, and he says it's a 9.0 out of 8.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 3:44:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 3:45:56 PM PST
Horowitz says:
Hate to say I told you so a second time. :P

But this is rather unfortunate. I often agree with PC Gamer.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:53:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 3:54:20 PM PST
MoultonHawk says:
15 hours SP= Hmm wonder why the DEVS said most won't finish it. That's a 3-4 night weeknight game.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:56:59 PM PST
prsmooth says:
I hope this is just representative of a really poor PC port , and more catered towards consoles.

If it indeed it turns out to be a mess, its a big disappointment considering how good were the past hitman games.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 4:06:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 4:09:01 PM PST
pcgamer website has no review of Hitman.

Seriously,.. it's like some people want all games to fail so bad that they slander them like crazy and then post articles about poor game sales. I bet many VGF users have cancelled preorders or already dismissed Hitman:Absolution based on the topic title.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 4:09:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 4:11:58 PM PST
I'm not sure if any web sites have a review up. Game Informer the magazine, from what I read online, gave it a 8.75 out of 10.

http://www.gamepur.com/news/9705-hitman-absolution-review-score-gameinformer-and-play3-magazine-arrived.html

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:11:25 PM PST
Source.....the websites I listed...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:21:57 PM PST
Horowitz says:
I was more skeptical based on IO's Kane & Lynch titles.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 4:22:13 PM PST
MoultonHawk says:
How are there are any scores already ? Bcuz they're confident it's a slam dunk ?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:48:35 PM PST
Even about Dragon Age 2?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 5:55:23 PM PST
The few reviews for consoles so far RAVE about the game.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 6:10:54 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
I suppose i'll wait for Digital Foundry. For all we know game can be patched at launch.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 6:25:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 6:26:10 PM PST
Horowitz says:
I said I often agreed with them, not all the time. :P By the way, I just thumbed up your comment so that you don't think I'm the one who thumbed it down.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 7:05:17 PM PST
Haha, I remember people thought the 94 they gave it was such a scandal!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 7:27:37 PM PST
Horowitz says:
To be fair, that's a pretty crazy score, haha.

64 sounds more reasonable. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 4:20:11 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
It's not up yet. Review came from their magazine. There were actual scans of it online.

It does sound mostly the PC version having issues so that's hopeful for console gamers.

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 4:22:55 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
"Not that it matters-as many of the assassinations you perform are pre-determined cutscenes in which Agent 47 fails to kill his target, rendering all of your work pointless. "

No! They went the AC2 route! That blows. At least Ezio can kill his target after the cutscenes. This game just went bargain bin for me.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 8:24:08 AM PST
MoultonHawk says:
Really Fox ?
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