Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
HIGH: It feels just like the JRPG classics of old.
LOW: It feels JUST like the JRPG classics of old.
WTF: After 30 hours I still don’t know how some things work.
I’m holding out hope that IO Interactive’s new version of Hitman ends up being successful. It’s already getting good reviews. As I’m writing this, Chapter 1 has a 77 on Metacritic, Chapter 2 has an 84 and Chapter 3 has a 75 for the Playstation 4 versions. Those aren’t extraordinary scores, but this is without a doubt the best Hitman has been since series favorite Blood Money, which launched a decade ago.
From Square-Enix PR: The next Elusive Target will go live on July 15th. The target is Dylan Narvaez, aka ‘The Twin’, who will be in Sapienza for 72 hours. His identical twin brother, Gonzales is also in Sapienza and must not be harmed in any way or the contract will be cancelled.
Elusive Target Contracts make changes to the existing locations and use advanced AI behaviour to create a more believable and challenging experience for players. So players cannot rely solely on what they already know from the location or on any routines from the characters in the sandbox locations. Elusive Targets are designed to be difficult and ‘The Twin’ is arguably the toughest one yet..!
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 an infinite-use jetpack!
LOW Always turning too slow to shoot drones behind me.
WTF Why are targets only highlighted sometimes??
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 Grappling hook + parachute + wingsuit = awesome
LOW The game design is identical to what it was five years ago.
WTF Fast travel in a world this huge is… a limited resource?
HIGH Coming across an ingenious puzzle…
LOW …and then hearing Lara blurt out the solution.
WTF Buying timed exclusivity and then releasing it the same day as Fallout 4.
HIGH That soundtrack!
LOW Hitting level-locked story beats and having to grind for hours to continue with the game.
WTF The writing in an online MMO is significantly more accomplished than in the entire FFXIII series.
HIGH It comes with a demo for Final Fantasy XV…
LOW Listening to another FF filled with nonsensical gibberish like "l'Cie"
WTF Why are we still in the Final Fantasy XIII