Just beat it. why so much negativity among people?

#1steveoSEKPosted 11/21/2012 1:56:44 AM
huge hitman fan. bought into the pre-release negativity, almost didn't buy it.

honestly, most of the complaining is

A)"it's not blood money!!!!"
or
B)nitpicking

no, it's not blood money, but it's still a fun hitman game and is easily the longest and most polished of the games. it's the better overall package imo. blood money will always hold a special place.

part of the problem i think is that BM has become a cult classic and any time you try to do a sequel to a cult classic, you will piss people off by default.

i almost never used cover, i stayed in disguises and made the deaths look like accidents or poisonings, etc.. in every mission. it's quite fun.
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#2giocarePosted 11/21/2012 2:31:28 AM
People don't like it because the linear levels outnumber the open levels, and even then all the open levels are small compared to the earlier games in the series.
Another point of contention is how the instinct system is almost required, and the new way disguises work where guards can see right through it.
#3westy159Posted 11/21/2012 3:57:47 AM
You must have been playing on easy difficulty, possibly normal. But on any of the "professional" difficulties its impossible to go anywhere in disguise without a guard 30 feet away almost immediately realising you should not be trusted. And on those difficulties there isnt enough instinct to overcome this. It forces the player to use cover 90% of the time and that is not what this series was about. That is what i and many other fans of previous games are upset about. If this was entirely different series and not part of the Hitman universe it would be fine. There are many positive aspects of the game such as the graphics and tone. But i feel quite betrayed. They've used the good Hitman name to create a game that plays very little like the rest of the franchise.

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#4Pal 080Posted 11/21/2012 4:14:53 AM
I do enjoy this game quite a lot, but they've really got to tone down the suspicion levels of guards. Even just playing on Hard it's near impossible to get anywhere in line of sight of anyone without them seeing through the disguise, to the point where the disguise is practically useless.

Why do I need a police uniform if all the cops immediately know I'm an imposter? I've still got the sneak around like an insect and keep out of sight even in a disguse which is hard to adjust to in a Hitman title, and really makes the game less fun overall.

Other than the odd change to how disguises work this game is so solid in many other ways
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#5steveoSEK(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2012 5:15:32 AM
From: westy159 | #003
You must have been playing on easy difficulty, possibly normal. But on any of the "professional" difficulties its impossible to go anywhere in disguise without a guard 30 feet away almost immediately realising you should not be trusted. And on those difficulties there isnt enough instinct to overcome this. It forces the player to use cover 90% of the time and that is not what this series was about. That is what i and many other fans of previous games are upset about. If this was entirely different series and not part of the Hitman universe it would be fine. There are many positive aspects of the game such as the graphics and tone. But i feel quite betrayed. They've used the good Hitman name to create a game that plays very little like the rest of the franchise.



no. you have to disguise juggle.

dodge/stealth when you have to but if an area has a lot of one type of guy, get an allowed disguise that isn't common for the area.
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#6steveoSEK(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2012 5:16:10 AM
From: giocare | #002
People don't like it because the linear levels outnumber the open levels, and even then all the open levels are small compared to the earlier games in the series.
Another point of contention is how the instinct system is almost required, and the new way disguises work where guards can see right through it.



it's trying to make you "disguise juggle" like i said. not stay in one disguise the entire level.
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#7steveoSEK(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2012 1:50:10 PM
hmm
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#8noimnoturdaddyPosted 11/21/2012 1:59:46 PM(edited)
steveoSEK posted...
part of the problem i think is that BM has become a cult classic and any time you try to do a sequel to a cult classic, you will piss people off by default.

Hitman 2 was a cult classic, then Contracts came out and the cult loved it as well.

Contracts was a cult classic, then Blood Money came out and the cult and masses loved it as well.

Absolution came out and the cult is readying pitchforks to rape and pillage.

Also, what are you on about disguise juggling? There's only so many per area. Dress up as a gardener, there are gardeners in the next area to evade. If you go as a guard instead, guess what? There's guards in there, too! Dress up as factory worker, there's factory workers everywhere. Dress up as a hired goon, there's hired goons everywhere.

It's a cover-based stealth game, the disguises are there for giggles.

steveoSEK posted...
i almost never used cover, i stayed in disguises and made the deaths look like accidents or poisonings, etc.. in every mission. it's quite fun.

So you were on Easy or Normal. That's basically "Hitman for beginners". If you got into the older Hitman games the way the "cult" players did, what they'd do is play the game on Normal to learn the layout of he maps and a few ways to approach them. Find the most efficient route for silent assassin. Now, go to Professional where your map no longer shows enemies, your disguises are seen through faster and one mistake means you die. Now see if you can execute it. If you did, you felt like a badass. People who wanted this feeling went to the higher difficulties in Absolution and if you do that, you'll see why people are pretty disappointed.
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#9steveoSEK(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2012 9:55:23 PM
From: noimnoturdaddy | #008
steveoSEK posted...
part of the problem i think is that BM has become a cult classic and any time you try to do a sequel to a cult classic, you will piss people off by default.

Hitman 2 was a cult classic, then Contracts came out and the cult loved it as well.

Contracts was a cult classic, then Blood Money came out and the cult and masses loved it as well.

Absolution came out and the cult is readying pitchforks to rape and pillage.

Also, what are you on about disguise juggling? There's only so many per area. Dress up as a gardener, there are gardeners in the next area to evade. If you go as a guard instead, guess what? There's guards in there, too! Dress up as factory worker, there's factory workers everywhere. Dress up as a hired goon, there's hired goons everywhere.

It's a cover-based stealth game, the disguises are there for giggles.

steveoSEK posted...
i almost never used cover, i stayed in disguises and made the deaths look like accidents or poisonings, etc.. in every mission. it's quite fun.

So you were on Easy or Normal. That's basically "Hitman for beginners". If you got into the older Hitman games the way the "cult" players did, what they'd do is play the game on Normal to learn the layout of he maps and a few ways to approach them. Find the most efficient route for silent assassin. Now, go to Professional where your map no longer shows enemies, your disguises are seen through faster and one mistake means you die. Now see if you can execute it. If you did, you felt like a badass. People who wanted this feeling went to the higher difficulties in Absolution and if you do that, you'll see why people are pretty disappointed.



i got SA rank on every level in 2, contracts, and blood money over time.

i didn't play on normal or easy. i just disguise juggled. you want to use the one that has the least amount of people using it in the room. you will have to use some cover to bypass the people with the same suit though.
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#10AngryJackalPosted 11/21/2012 11:05:05 PM
steveoSEK posted...
huge hitman fan. bought into the pre-release negativity, almost didn't buy it.

honestly, most of the complaining is

A)"it's not blood money!!!!"
or
B)nitpicking

no, it's not blood money, but it's still a fun hitman game and is easily the longest and most polished of the games. it's the better overall package imo. blood money will always hold a special place.

part of the problem i think is that BM has become a cult classic and any time you try to do a sequel to a cult classic, you will piss people off by default.

i almost never used cover, i stayed in disguises and made the deaths look like accidents or poisonings, etc.. in every mission. it's quite fun.


Well, I used cover some but I played on normal. The cover thing doesn't bother me. I imagine he would have to hide from some people because they'd notice you weren't the same guy as the janitor who was there five minutes ago.

ANYWAY, I completely agree with your post. I'm a huge fan of the series and was skeptical about this game until I took the plunge. Glad I did!
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