Haven Review: Hitman [2016]

13303615761260.822.1dde4da9301213e2cbd5ff1750571d40Assassination is just one of the many things that can bring in money in the underground and when you need a job to look like an accident then there’s only one person to call. Agent 47, the assassin of choice.

HitmanNow I am familiar with Hitman but I have never played a Hitman title this is the first time I have actually managed to play one. An I got to say I am absolutely loving it. I was afraid about it at first, as stepping into a new franchise can be a daunting task as a lot of titles are very unforgiving.

But the Hitman franchise has been gracious in not only teaching me what I need to know but giving tutorial stages to practice your skills out on before you actually go for big assassinations. It also gives you new and fun ways to experiment and play around in each stage so you don’t have to keep killing people the same way. Which I absolutely love about the title.hitman-2016-ps4-pc-xbox-one

I’ve literally sunk hours into the game so far to the point where I am just now getting the review out. Hopefully they will be equally forgiving with me as the gameplay is. Now stepping right into things you are given a single task as your assassination mission starts and it is up to you as you play to come up with new and creative ways to take the life of your target.

My personal favorite so far is simply just blowing up a cockpit with my victim inside and making it look like an accident as I casually slip away under the cover of darkness. As you play also you can unlock new items such as bombs, to make your job easier although for me I am old fashioned with using a coin to distract people and knock them out.

The power of spare change compels you! But I think where the game shines the most is with its episodic games and unlockable content from other places. Although it is a bit troublesome when some the places with unlockable content aren’t near you or even in the same country…2016-02-20_00003

But the episodic approach to the Hitman game really helps make it shine, letting players unlock all the extra content before a new episode comes out and continue the story.

Now the biggest concern is the atmosphere of the game , does it make the locations come alive with what it’s doing? The answer to that is a simple yes, the locations, the attention to detail makes it all flawless from the music they play to the character interactions. Although I do hate having a gun drawn on me every time I drop a chandelier on someone’s head, even though I told them it was an accident.

As an introduction to the series the game is really great, really easy to understand, and really fun to play. They even have a fairly active community with special events going on to where you can hunt down select special individuals such as Gary Busey from the smoking gun’s comedy series on TV, as well as the Predator two movie.

The only issue I have had with it. Is its constant need to always be online and if you are not online it forces you out of the mission you are in, and makes you wait at the title screen until your internet connection is restored.Hit

So if you got bad wi-fi the simple answer is you are boned, don’t buy this game, you can’t have any fun with it at all. Sorry buddy you are shit out of luck.

Minus that one very tragic downside the game is amazing, but seriously if you don’t have the net to support it. I feel sorry for you friend, because you won’t ever be able to enjoy its greatness.

-Daniel Clatworthy-
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