A Killer Ending
HIGH Clever assassination options.
LOW Season Finale = No more Hitman episodes for a while.
WTF Unlocking a ninja costume, complete with a katana.
In my recent review of Hitman Episode 2, one complaint was about the “Elusive Target” missions — despite the game debuting two months ago, that section of the Hitman menu remained blank. IO Interactive hadn’t said what those missions would consist of, nor had they set a release date for them. As luck would have it, the first Elusive Mission launched the day my review went live, so consider this an amendment about this formerly-absent content.
HIGH Feels like a love letter to fans
LOW Save restrictions in secondary game modes
WTF NPCs still referencing a target and not reacting much after he’s been killed
HIGH It's only as hand-holding as players want it to be.
LOW Weird bugs destroying perfectly-planned progress.
WTF Sometimes I can manually save, and sometimes I can't? Huh?
HIGH HD Traditions of the Trade.
LOW Trying to sneak up on someone in Silent Assassin.
WTF Aaaaaah! G-g-g-g-ghost!
HIGH Absolution has the most realistic living world I've experienced in a game.
LOW The checkpoint system is totally broken.
WTF Who casts badass Vivica A. Fox just to give her a tiny bit of dialogue?
HIGH Sneaking around as a scarecrow while killing nuns is so surreal it's sort of fun.
LOW Having a guard 100 yards away see right through my disguise.
WTF Who left all these empty dumpsters around for me to hide in? Why does no one ever look inside them?