Doom. Doom never changes
HIGH Remembering to use the one-hit kill chainsaw in a tight spot
LOW Frustrating boss fights
WTF Antagonist Olivia Pierce looks like Tilda Swinton
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 Deleting it from my hard drive after finishing it
LOW Several documents with 20+ lines in tiny text
WTF How can a developer with a pedigree make something so stale?
HIGH The environmental designs
LOW The garbage story
WTF Can we stop saying "countermeasure" every ten seconds, please?
HIGH New cosmetic settlement items
LOW No new quests to justify the new items
WTF Bethesda's still pushing the weakest part of Fallout 4—the settlements
HIGH Robot companions' sassy dialogue
LOW Not enough new weapons
WTF Turning sweet little Curie into a lethal monster
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 Rejoice! A scary game that's actually scary.
LOW The audio sometimes lacks crispness and precision
WTF Connecting some far-apart dots is necessary for story fulfillment