Absolution, IO Interactive is adding a whole new arsenal of weapons to the
usual gun shy assassin’s spread. These will include, but not limited to, a gas
can, baseball bat, a crow bar and of all things a plunger.
No matter Agent 47’s weapon of choice, the result will
always be lethal.
The latest gameplay
trailer shows of some of the most inventive ways to kill a mark. Yes, 47 will
even be able to cause death by plunger.
I have personally always preferred to play the Hitman games
as the ultimate assassin, meaning:
- Stealth over direct assault.
- Plotting out the route to my objective that
involves no confrontation with potential threats.
- When I have to take out a mark, I will use
inventive improvisation above pulling my gun.
- If I have to get my hands dirty, I will only
ever use my fibre wire.
Yeah, think again before you make me mad, I shall come for
“In Hitman Absolution
we very rarely require of you to use any type of weapon, but should you feel
the need, we’ve prepared an extensive pallet for you to choose from.” Agent
I’ve played all the Hitman games, and the only reason I’ve
been such a fan of the series is because the game took a unique approach to
violence. Unlike in other first-person shooters (FPS), with Hitman players are
encouraged not to use violence. Agent 47 has always been somewhat a cut above
the rest of the shoot’em ups available to FPS fans.
Absolution it seems that IO Interactive took the road more traveled and
succumbed to the usual methods of murder. I will be extremely disappointed if
this turns out to be the case. The FPS genre is overcrowded and saturated with
the trademarks of more guns, more violence and weak storylines. I adored the
Hitman series for its intriguing narrative and challenging approach to carry
out missions. It seems that developers of all genres are taking the viewpoint that games must be easier to play, less focused on a specific fan base and
aimed towards attracting mainstream gamers.
I think it is a foolish approach and that it will take away
the very aspects that make a game unique, causing it to lose the fans that have
been supporting specific games for decades. The Hitman appeal stems from the
unique character of Agent 47. If 47 has turned into just another typical
assassin, I will have to hang up my fibre wire and call it a day.
will hit the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on November 20. You can purchase the game from the Steam Store here, and receive a free copy of Hitman: Sniper Challenge, playable immediately. What are your expectations, do
you think IO is steering Agent 47 in the right direction?
Check out The tools of
Trade gameplay trailer. The choice is yours; the perfect assassin, the
brutal maniac or a bit of both.
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