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Pretty good so far,
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This review is from: Hitman: Absolution - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Since I have only played through about 4 missions so far we probably can't consider this a complete review yet. I'm enjoying the game so far but Hitman purists might be disappointed. I've played through Hitman 2, Contracts, and Blood Money and found all of them to be very enjoyable games so I thought Absolution would be a must buy.
So far the game feels very different, as so far all of the levels have been continuous whereas the past Hitman games always had you jumping from location to location, assassinating different targets at a time. Since this game starts off with mostly 47 trying to escape from the police, most of the missions have been escaping missions with a couple of assassinations sprinkled in. I've played mostly the missions seen in early previews of the game so while those missions were fun, I already saw someone play through it so the mystery and fun of exploring a new level was muted a bit. The game has been good so far but I expect it to get better once the game starts feeling like the old Hitman games. If I do have a criticism it would be for the checkpoint system. Rather than the old saves you could do in Hitman games, you will now reach checkpoints which you have to activate. The idea sounds fine to me, but doesn't seem to be executed that great. If you take out some enemies before you reach a checkpoint, a lot of them "respawn" or "awaken" if you die or reload the checkpoint.
Besides the gameplay, everything looks and feels great so far. Graphics are very good and it's very impressive how they manage to pack so many characters on screen without any frame rate issues. So far most of the environments have been the same but they look great so I can't complain too much. Sound and voice acting is well done.
Since I'm in the early stages of the game, I understand why the story/missions have been pretty linear/continuous so far. I'd hope that they eventually start putting me in more diverse locations and situations so I feel that this has the potential to be a 5-star game.
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Initial post: Nov 21, 2012 5:53:55 PM PST
D. Young says:
Does this game auto save since the checkpoints have to be activated?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 4:31:43 PM PST
jim v says:
At certain points it does like when you get through one portion of the mission.
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