How am I supposed to plan out clean hits when I can't predict what my mark is going to do or go or where anything is? I'm in the 2nd level (Chinatown). I saw a developer interview showing 47 poisoning some sushi which is then eaten by the guy and he croaks. How the hell am I supposed to know where to get the poison and what path the target is going to go without watching him, reloading checkpoint, then searching for the posion, reloading, then finally being able to know where everything is and where everyone's going to be able to do it?
I've always had this issue with Hitman games. By the time I figure out how to plan and execute a perfect kill, trial and error must be done over and over. I don't feel like a Hitman, I feel like I'm wandering aimlessly around trying to find different ways to kill only to endlessly reload to finally put all the pieces into play. Unless I just follow the guy into seclusion and take him out that way, but where's the fun in that?
Anyone have any tips on how to get a silent assassin ranking while maintaining the novelty? Or is this a game that requires me to reload, reload, and reload again to plan out my attack before I do it?