Genre: Stealth, Action
Platforms: PC, XONE, PS4
Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: Square Enix
Hitman: Continued stealth action about the legendary assassin – Agent 47
Hitman – stealth-action game that tells about the work of a professional killer. The game developed by IO Interactive studio, and the date of release of the first episode on PC, PS4 and Xbox One – March 11, 2016.
Hitman plot unfolds after the events of Hitman: Absolution. The protagonist gets a job again by Diana and travels around the world, eliminating dishonest politicians, bankers, dangerous criminals, arms dealers and other people.
The main feature of the project – its episodic. The basic version of the game contains only the prologue and the level in Paris, the rest of the content is added additions that go about once a month. Cost of additions is equal to the price of an ordinary big-game, so that players can purchase a full version, or buy separate levels as needed.
Among the stated locations – Paris, Marrakech, Sapienza, Thailand, the US and Japan. In various trailers flashed and other countries, such as Russia, but their occurrence is not known.
New game returns to scale levels sandbox, in which the player will have to first plan your operation and then commit murder. Unlike the previous section, the Agent 47 no longer have to hide and hide from all enemies on the level. Instead, the project to restore the system of social stealth – killer will be in full view of the enemy, disguised as someone like the staff, but they will not be aware of the danger.
The second element of the classic – briefing before each operation. The player is free to choose the necessary weapons and equipment, including a sniper rifle, a pistol with a silencer, latchkey, explosives, poison, cold steel and so on. No preparatory work to go away will not work: the player will need to read the information about the habits and plans for purposes of its scout routes and location, eventually finding the most effective way of killing.
Hitman – a professional killer of the world
Since the time of the last four years have passed Hitman. Sufficient time, so that even those who did not like Hitman: Absolution, began to miss him. And yet the authors of a new part worked, ambitious, but no less controversial. What happens if you give up all developments and go back to where it all began, even if it is not listed in the current realities and the genre? What happens if you release the game in parts, thereby reducing the enormous costs of development? Many questions were put to the authors themselves and their audience.
Hitman 2016 fotos
When the announcement of the new the Hitman, imagination painted a beautiful picture: a huge world of assassinations, a lot of cities and countries, huge location. Something like GTA or MGS V, but with stealth killer about where authors will continuously expand the world due to new places. In fact everything was more prosaic. Hitman has remained the same, divided into separate locations and mission no choice where to go and who to kill. Dreams shattered, but lit up the new – and suddenly the good old Hitman: Blood Money will come to life again, and the new part will continue its excellent business? On the one hand, and it came out, but on the other – no.
Our story begins long before the 47th at odds with the Agency, but it was when he came into it. The young man, unfortunately, never wore curly hair, because not much different from their more mature version. He is tall, physically developed, kept, assembled at the back of his bald head tattoo of a bar code – as a reminder of his past and of his essence. Even before the Agency’s 47th was a professional killer, the result of genetic experiments, and just a man who is accustomed not to ask too many questions. It scares his new employers, because before you hire him, they make him a check.
So the new Hitman begins. The first three missions – test a demo version in small locations where players are taught to control tricks and possibilities of gameplay, both new and old, to look through walls to hide the body, dress, use the materials at hand, to use the features and characteristics of the victims, as well as learning to shoot if a player is still not as quiet as you need.
The game does not encourage the shooting, but does not prohibit a mission to pass quickly. Of course, in the same Hitman: Absolution was aggressive stealth, aiming at the constant movement, but unlike him, everything is back in the times of the first four parts of the series, which does not need to run from point A to point B in different ways. There’s a great location, where it is necessary to eliminate the target, and then go back to the entrance without causing suspicion as possible.
In this regard, the game pretty darn good, but even better, it has now become, when the first full-fledged mission in Paris. Location, even more than those that were in the demo, but two goals. Agent 47 stays at the reception with a fashion show, which was organized by two dishonest rich are getting richer, with the sole objective – to eliminate them. How this task is achieved, it’s up to the player. Masking, noose, pistols, assault rifles, a coin, which detracts, syringes with sleeping pills, poisons and various edged weapons at the disposal of the agent. Ideal – when both the death look like an accident. This, of course, will be a very strange coincidence, but at least on the 47th nobody thinks.
In addition, this card replay value as far as the replay value in general can be a single layer. The best, most inventive player and pass it, the more opportunities it offers: a new weapon, a new starting location, new hiding places and objects for use in battle and out of combat. Additional gaming experience you can get, if you disable the settings all the clues, and that’s when it will be very similar to the classic, which, in fact, the developers have long been requested.
But with the tips there is a lot of fun. Special Agent 47 vision shines through the wall and mark enemies that can get it, sensitive ear hears all the talk around and chooses the easiest way to eliminate targets and incredible speed, intelligence, strength and reaction solves complex tactical and combat missions. Tips like element are very good, but only suitable for those who want a simple, intuitive and fast stealth, on which the new Hitman in theory is not sharpened.
But, as in any game, agreeableness also tend to run out, and there will be problems. They then decently: stupid, forgetful and frail enemy bugs with his vision and a very strange keyboard control with a bunch of buttons for each action. Game released episodically, soon we will see other locations and countries, but, in my opinion, the developers have to look at not filling with a variety of, and the technical part of the game. On the keyboard there is absolutely impossible to play, sometimes difficult to hide from the enemy, who sees through walls, and it is quite strange when the enemy who watched the man killed three guests, forget the face of the 47th just a couple of minutes.
However, Hitman fans: Blood Money will feel at home here. A lot of things in the great location, and no one is driving forward, no one pursues and gives plenty to enjoy tactical possibilities. But those who liked the style of Hitman: Absolutio with chamber locations and a powerful, fast gameplay, there will not be very comfortable with. Current stealth players are accustomed to a very different gameplay, they do not want to spend hours studying locations for the most optimal solution. They want everything at once, and the new Hitman for them will be like a bucket of ice water by the collar.
The second thing that will confuse these players – the vision again, episodic games. No one particularly does not prevent to wait until the end of the year and get to know the whole story, but then each individual level, you will not be able to accept such a unique, how it was created. All my claims to the weak technical stuffing, and the rest, even the division into episodes, performed either at the highest level or at normal that in respect of the developer studio is very big compliment.
Hitman 2016 Final verdict
Hitman turned around 180 degrees, barely survived, but still kept his balance. Good follow-up, a decent return.