Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hitman: Absolution - Absolutely fantastic posted the world exclusive gameplay trailer of Hitman: Absolution. Needless to say, it looks absolutely jaw dropping. I am still having a hard time trying to get over the fact how great it looks, like a thriller flick down absolutely right. Don't believe me, see for yourself!

Some stuff in my mind:
  • The visuals and animations look superb, easily among the most awesome looking games this generation, kudos to IO Interactive for cooking up an amazing game engine! The art looks fantastic and dark Gothic color and architecture clearly inspired this game. I think all fits perfectly to lend in with the tone when the tables have turned and the hunter becomes constantly hunted throughout the game.
  • Is it just me or all the cops sound like Italian mobsters? Even some of their names are very much Italian.
  • The only thing I didn't like from the gameplay footage is the new vision mode Agent 47 gained due to years of successful assassination. The mode not only highlights the enemy but also show their path points. My most concern is with the latter, part of the experience of playing previous Hitman games is when you try to anticipate enemy movements by yourself and lets not forget the tension it builds as you follow closely whether the enemy chooses left...or right (where you were hiding). This system gives away everything and you know exactly when he will stop. Hope they tone down this mode, even better, make it just optional. Look, I know Agent 47 got all manner of experience under his blade and all but surely there must be a better way to show it than painting the world in the shades of blue.
  • I found the voice acting to be too cheesy sometimes, hope they work it up.
  • Now I know why this game cleaned out at the GameSpot E3 2011 Awards.
  • If Agent 47 and Batman go out at each other and if only one of them comes out alive. Its 47...only because batman knows nothing about killing and 47 knows nothing but killing.
  • This game reminds me so much about Arkham Asylum; no surprise here as the color tone, atmosphere and the music plays to the now Batman classic.
  • Loved the soundtrack, wonder if Jesper Kyd returned to his role. For those who don't know, Kyd was responsible for the music of previous games in the series as well as Assassin's Creed. This guy is really awesome at what he does!

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