So after the scathing review given by Adam Smith I thought I would leave off until it was on the cheap. And cheap it is, not many people have said anything about it really, its just well... their. Anyway I have finished the campaign but haven't touched the contracts part of the game.
The storyline to the campaign is utter bollocks. A chimp could write a better plot. A whole warehouse of chimps. I think the reason they did it was to involve some kind of emotion in a Hitman game. Why oh why? Hes 47, a mass murdering killing machine, bred to have no emotions. To force that emotion in a game and to someone like 47, its got to be one hell of a plot, i'm talking about game of year stuff here. Alas it wasn't to be, almost teenage plot writing at times. Highly embarrassing stuff. Sticking to Blood money type of missions would of been a whole lot better. Oh and special mention most go the characters in the game who are so boring and stereotypical I cringed when a new Mexican or when "The Saints" reared its ugly head. Infact when I killed the lass 'boss' he was just a nameless face to me, like a real hitman bro... or maybe that was the whole point?...fuck it, I don't know. Its a story right, you need interesting people.
Some of the levels are downright shit, evading cops springs to mind. This is a murder simulator not fucking Pacman. It does get better eventually but they are quite small. It does that dishonored trick of doors that lead to loading screens but in a poor way. And smaller levels. The killing itself is very good, very satisfying. Breaking a neck and then stashing the baggage will probably never get old. There are quite a lot of guns in the game but I never use them, only his Ballers. You can use lots of items that are dotted around the levels and they have some good animations to them when you perform the dirty deeds.
Another moan is with the points system. I hate it with a fiery passion and there is no option to disable it. I don't care if I get minus points for killing a "non target" or if they see through your disguise (believe me they will, even through a snow storm and they have no eyes, they will see you) but its up their, mocking you because other people have done better and your just shit. I see why they have done it, so you don't go in guns blazing but a option to disable it would of been a lot better.
There is something there, hell is kept on pulling me back in but I don't know, its just a all round average game. Would I play is again? probably, in about year and definitely not the story mode. Anyone else play this? Thoughts?