Thanks for the feedback, and taking the time to read this, very much appreciated
I thought I might have been *too* tough on it, if anything- that's why I made a special effort to include everything I did enjoy in this review. It feels like a barely scratched the surface of what I didn't like about the game (I could have written twice as much), but because there wasn't much to enjoy, I could go more in depth into the good bits. I'll go away and try and balance it out some more, perhaps...
Also, the linearity as a theme comment was a bit of a sarcastic dig at how linear it is. Maybe that one didn't work as well as I thought it would. I think I'll just replace that with more of an explanation why a Hitman game shouldn't be so linear.
Unfortunately, still no internet at the place I moved to last year, so updating this will be a weekly rather than daily thing (it's a pain). I'm sure I'll get there in the end, I really enjoyed writing this piece.