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I've never played any Hitman games at all.Is absolution a decent place to start?

#1Enix BelmontPosted 5/12/2013 1:34:44 AM
It's 10 bucks at target by accident with a preorder, so I'm considering it. I've completely avoided the series.
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#2nickoman33Posted 5/12/2013 1:36:29 AM
No, I'd recommend playing the Hitman HD collection and just forget Absolution exists.
#3ArthasRebornPosted 5/12/2013 2:11:02 AM
Absolution is a fun game, but it doesn't play like the other Hitman games. If you want what's generally considered the pinnacle of the series, then Blood Money is the best one to play. Getting the HD Collection is probably the easiest way to play the series and probably the best idea because some of the mechanics in the older game will feel dated.
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#4thatguy136Posted 5/12/2013 2:13:51 AM
Id recommend getting the collection. Hitman 2 is the most dated so if you dont like that one, dont dismiss the rest.
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#5Enix Belmont(Topic Creator)Posted 5/12/2013 3:04:45 AM
Do they have the hitman HD collection in a regular case? I'll wait until it's made if it's not. I can only find unboxings for the premium edition on youtube, but amazon lists both.

Either way, it won't be any time soon. The only reason I'm considering absolution is because it's 10 dollars new.
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#6vigorm0rtisPosted 5/12/2013 4:35:32 AM
Enix Belmont posted...
Do they have the hitman HD collection in a regular case?


Yep, it's out.
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#7shawnmckPosted 5/12/2013 7:55:38 AM
I think it is, as in my opinion it's the best.
I've tried all the other Hitman games, and I always found them dull, boring & lifeless...I almost didn't get Absolution, but am so glad that I did.
Absolution lets you play however you want and kill targets in numerous ways.
And you can play stealthy or guns blazing, or a combination of both.
#8liam_000Posted 5/12/2013 7:59:36 AM
HD collection, definitely.

Absolution is pretty, but an abomination to the series.
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#9FFTHEWINNERPosted 5/12/2013 8:02:40 AM
get hitman HD collection. if you like it then get absolution.
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#10shawnmckPosted 5/12/2013 8:35:38 AM(edited)
The past Hitman games were NOT done by the same people that did Absolution.
While they are similar, Absolution is quite different.
I don't know why some people are telling you to get the Collection first, when they play, look & feel differently than Absolution.
So I have to assume that the people recommending that you get the Collection are probably nostalgic fans of the series...but the Collection is not much like Absolution.
All you have to do is go to youtube to check out game-play footage to tell.
In fact, you probably should do that first, and then decide to get the one that interests you the most.

It would be like someone wanting to start with the New Tomb Raider (reboot), and some people telling that person to start with the originals that are contained in a Collection.
They are a bit different, and the ones in the Collection are so dated.
It's fine if you don't mind playing dated games, but at least be honest about it.

But Absolution is more like the past Hitman games than the TR reboot is to the originals.
It is like a more modern version, thus has some differences. Some people like the differences, and others don't.
For me personally, Absolution just makes a bit more sense...although it is filled with ridiculousness like the past games too.
Like I said, go to youtube and check out game-play footage, or check out some walkthrough videos.

Although I will say that I liked the way Blood Money showed you a news-paper front-page that had a story about the person you killed. It was a nice touch. Although I personally had problems with the rest of the game, such as cheesy dialog, cheap voice actors, and just didn't like the environment design and the way weapons were so randomly placed. The missions themselves were sometimes funny and worth it though.
But that's just me, and I acknowledge that others opinions, although different, are just as valid.
No way to say which one will appeal to you unless you try them out or go watch game-play videos.