Hitman Absolution: is it like previous games.

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#1 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1296 posts) -

I had a look at Gamespots review but I don't think it gave enough information (it's also a Kevin VanOrd review so it's hard to beleive anything that is said) so i'm asking if it is like previous games or is it like Splinter Cell Crapviction. Is it a 2012 saver os series destroyer?

#2 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17571 posts) -
why don't you look at videos to see for yourself? besides, i don't think the game is even out yet. at least not in america.
#3 Posted by MirkoS77 (6971 posts) -

What review?

#4 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1296 posts) -
#5 Posted by MethodManFTW (25471 posts) -
#6 Posted by Lord_Nas3k (1492 posts) -

The answer to your question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3a4stNaf4

#7 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1296 posts) -

I just watched the IGN review and read the Gameinformer I think it is still like previous games (apart from that wrestling part I saw on YouTube), althought I did get a little worried when I herd the words 'Splinter Cell Conviction' in the IGN review.

#8 Posted by Metamania (11964 posts) -

I just watched the IGN review and read the Gameinformer I think it is still like previous games (apart from that wrestling part I saw on YouTube), althought I did get a little worried when I herd the words 'Splinter Cell Conviction' in the IGN review.

RageQuitter69

It's only for their mark/execute feature. Beyond that, most reviews that I've read says that it's still a Hitman game at its core, especially at the highest level settings.

#9 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38194 posts) -

I thought it was SC:Conviction when they showed the first gameplay and hated it, then they showed more or a level and how it really plays out and I was hyped, then I watched the review and found out they had mark and execute gameplay in it (further making it like conviction) and Batmans detective vision in it and my hype for the game died.A lot of reviews showed a lot of cover shooting and stuff like that. It could be a good game but it doesn't look like older Hitmans anymore sadly.

#10 Posted by Metamania (11964 posts) -

I thought it was SC:Conviction when they showed the first gameplay and hated it, then they showed more or a level and how it really plays out and I was hyped, then I watched the review and found out they had mark and execute gameplay in it (further making it like conviction) and Batmans detective vision in it and my hype for the game died.A lot of reviews showed a lot of cover shooting and stuff like that. It could be a good game but it doesn't look like older Hitmans anymore sadly.

seanmcloughlin

I think this was in direct response of how the action/stealth genre should be these days. Plus, I'm sure that's what the makers and their bosses wanted out of it and I'm sure there must have been a huge argument about it, but had to include it in anyway.

#11 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
The KVO hate train needs to stop. A 7.5 is still a respectable score for a game. People need to stop acting like spoiled brats just because they think every game deserves a 9.5. Get over yourselves and more importantly stop basing your entire life around a stupid number. The constant whining and b*tching is getting old.
#12 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1296 posts) -
The KVO hate train needs to stop. A 7.5 is still a respectable score for a game. People need to stop acting like spoiled brats just because they think every game deserves a 9.5. Get over yourselves and more importantly stop basing your entire life around a stupid number. The constant whining and b*tching is getting old.Kravyn81
I don't see why the Kevin VanOrd hate train needs to stop, if anything, it needs more steam. 7.5 may look like a respectable score but game critics review it like it's meh, game critics make a 7.0 game look terrible.
#13 Posted by MethodManFTW (25471 posts) -
[QUOTE="Kravyn81"]The KVO hate train needs to stop. A 7.5 is still a respectable score for a game. People need to stop acting like spoiled brats just because they think every game deserves a 9.5. Get over yourselves and more importantly stop basing your entire life around a stupid number. The constant whining and b*tching is getting old.RageQuitter69
I don't see why the Kevin VanOrd hate train needs to stop, if anything, it needs more steam. 7.5 may look like a respectable score but game critics review it like it's meh, game critics make a 7.0 game look terrible.

No, they don't, at all. It's dumb ass people that take scores like a 7 and act like it's terrible.
#14 Posted by DontGetBigIdeas (233 posts) -
The KVO hate train needs to stop. A 7.5 is still a respectable score for a game. People need to stop acting like spoiled brats just because they think every game deserves a 9.5. Get over yourselves and more importantly stop basing your entire life around a stupid number. The constant whining and b*tching is getting old.Kravyn81
A bad score is a 4. An average score is a 6. A good score is a 7. A great score is an 8. An excellent score is a 9. Perfect would obviously be 10. Why people have shifted into a "LOL 7 is BAD" mindset is beyond me and makes me think we should do away with review scores for good. Read the freaking reviews, not the number.
#15 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
[QUOTE="Kravyn81"]The KVO hate train needs to stop. A 7.5 is still a respectable score for a game. People need to stop acting like spoiled brats just because they think every game deserves a 9.5. Get over yourselves and more importantly stop basing your entire life around a stupid number. The constant whining and b*tching is getting old.RageQuitter69
I don't see why the Kevin VanOrd hate train needs to stop, if anything, it needs more steam. 7.5 may look like a respectable score but game critics review it like it's meh, game critics make a 7.0 game look terrible.

Like Method already said it's people that take the score out of context and blow up like imbeciles. If you seriously have such a raging hardon for how a game scores that it bothers you to the degree of hating someone purely over their opinion, then truly you have deeper issues in life you need to address.
#16 Posted by darkmoney52 (4307 posts) -

I'm not too worried about the mark and execute or detective vision, but from the footage I've seen it looks like even the more sandboxy levels still expect you to do some hiding in the shadows or use instinct to avoid detection and that has me questioning if I should pick it up.

#17 Posted by fl4tlined (4134 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

I thought it was SC:Conviction when they showed the first gameplay and hated it, then they showed more or a level and how it really plays out and I was hyped, then I watched the review and found out they had mark and execute gameplay in it (further making it like conviction) and Batmans detective vision in it and my hype for the game died.A lot of reviews showed a lot of cover shooting and stuff like that. It could be a good game but it doesn't look like older Hitmans anymore sadly.

Metamania

I think this was in direct response of how the action/stealth genre should be these days. Plus, I'm sure that's what the makers and their bosses wanted out of it and I'm sure there must have been a huge argument about it, but had to include it in anyway.

you know what game proves that games can still be majorly slanted towards stealth witha tiny bit of action and still be amazing. Mark of the ninja
#18 Posted by fl4tlined (4134 posts) -
[QUOTE="RageQuitter69"][QUOTE="Kravyn81"]The KVO hate train needs to stop. A 7.5 is still a respectable score for a game. People need to stop acting like spoiled brats just because they think every game deserves a 9.5. Get over yourselves and more importantly stop basing your entire life around a stupid number. The constant whining and b*tching is getting old.MethodManFTW
I don't see why the Kevin VanOrd hate train needs to stop, if anything, it needs more steam. 7.5 may look like a respectable score but game critics review it like it's meh, game critics make a 7.0 game look terrible.

No, they don't, at all. It's dumb ass people that take scores like a 7 and act like it's terrible.

when 9 is average for a triple AAA title and anything below usually means issues and below a 8 usually means its pretty crappy i understand people.. i mean 7 is spouse to mean average but with how many 9's video game review companies give out like their being coughpayedoffcough or metaphorical candy their is a cause for concern when a game of a beloved franchise and had many successful sequels ends up getting a 7.5 in todays rating system.. I mean i dont like to think like this but after saying **** the reviewers and going out and buying FO:NV even though that game got a 7.5 i got a massively broken game with a ton of problems and when i got to the final mission the frame rate got to the point i had to replay the entire game to fix it...
#19 Posted by IndianaPwns39 (5037 posts) -

7.5 is bad?

#20 Posted by c_rakestraw (14579 posts) -

I don't see why the Kevin VanOrd hate train needs to stop, if anything, it needs more steam. 7.5 may look like a respectable score but game critics review it like it's meh, game critics make a 7.0 game look terrible.RageQuitter69

Can't argue with that (you'd be amazed by how many treat a 7 like a 5), but Kevin's already gone on the record numerous times to say that he wants to change the perception of a 7 being bad. Nothing in the text made it sound like he was "meh" on the game. He was pretty positive about it over Twitter, too.

#21 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1296 posts) -

[QUOTE="RageQuitter69"] I don't see why the Kevin VanOrd hate train needs to stop, if anything, it needs more steam. 7.5 may look like a respectable score but game critics review it like it's meh, game critics make a 7.0 game look terrible.c_rake

Can't argue with that (you'd be amazed by how many treat a 7 like a 5), but Kevin's already gone on the record numerous times to say that he wants to change the perception of a 7 being bad. Nothing in the text made it sound like he was "meh" on the game. He was pretty positive about it over Twitter, too.



The only game that I have seen with a 7.0 that Kevin made look bad was Mirror's Edge, I just mentioned the 7.0 thing when someone brought up 7.5 being a respectable score, I was talking about Kevin VanOrd being a terrible critic in general.
For anyone who doesn't believe me about game critics making a 7.0 like it's bad, here is my source:
http://au.gamespot.com/tomb-raider-underworld/reviews/tomb-raider-underworld-review-6201706/
#22 Posted by KHAndAnime (13272 posts) -
Hitman on rails anyone? :P