11-27-2012, 09:27 AM
Count the checkdowns, too.
Join Date: Nov 2002
Casino cash: $38132
Apparently PC Gamer was not so enthused:
via Reddit post
Key points of the review:
Art style is bad and bloom is overused
Story is terrible
Levels are, for the most part, very small
Objectives are usually to open a door, not to kill someone
PC port is bad with controls that tell you to "gently" press LMB. Performance is 15~fps on 2/3 review machines
No saving discourages exploration
Weapons do not carry over across missions
AI is bad
Game encourages you to kill guards, unlike other Hitman games
Most assassinations are cutscenes and in a lot of them 47 fails to kill the target, rendering all of your work pointless
Contracts mode is pretty decent
Currently, though, Absolution is not worth buying. If they can somehow patch in a save function, improve performance, and let players do interesting things with Contracts, it will be. Until then, I'd wait for a preposterous Steam sale.
That's something I never thought I'd have to say about a Hitman game. I desperately hope the reaction to it is strong enough to convince the developers to change direction, because I couldn't stand to watch the series die like this.
Better to be the bastard child of a king and his whore than to be a ****ing peasant at the shite homer trough.