Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

Hitman: Absolution Reviews

Though Hitman: Absolution won't sneak in stores until this week, reviews have popped up all over for the latest installment in IO Interactive's assassination series. Thanks nin for helping round these up: Computer and Video Games, Edge Online, Eurogamer, GameInformer, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IGN, IncGamers, Joystiq, Kotaku, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and Shacknews.

View
16. Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Nov 18, 2012, 18:26 jimnms
 
I lost interest when I learned they removed the first person option that the previous games had. I prefer to play games from a first person perspective, and there are very few third person games I've been able to tolerate.

I watched some video (pr)reviews this morning and was going to grab it from GMG if it looked like the third person perspective was tolerable. I found it frustrating to even watch other people play it in 3rd person. The camera is way to close and the FOV too narrow, which gets even worse when you move into a close quarters interior. Although you shouldn't be doing much shooting, the shooting looks shitty, even on PC with a mouse.

One of the reasons that I don't like the 3rd person view is that it seems "cheaty" and kills the immersion. You see your character hiding behind a wall or other cover where he can't possibly see what's around it, yet you can swing your 3rd person camera around and see everything.

Even if it had the first person option, I think I would still pass on this. Maybe some of the AI features can be fixed in patches, but so far from what I've seen is that most of the levels aren't nearly as open as previous Hitman games. The first few hours or so are linear "tutorial" type missions. It looks like even some of the open areas feature linear missions with no optional ways to complete objectives.
 
Avatar 17277
 
Steam Profile
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Nov 18, 15:26 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews nin
  3. Nov 18, 15:43  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews CJ_Parker
  4. Nov 18, 16:03   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Prez
  2. Nov 18, 15:41 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews KTR
  5. Nov 18, 16:05 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews dj LiTh
  6. Nov 18, 16:11  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Fantaz
  7. Nov 18, 16:12 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews jacobvandy
  11. Nov 18, 17:14  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews nin
  13. Nov 18, 17:33   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews PHJF
  17. Nov 18, 18:51   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews jacobvandy
  18. Nov 18, 19:23    Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Prez
  23. Nov 18, 21:58    Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Jerykk
  29. Nov 19, 02:24     Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews jacobvandy
  8. Nov 18, 16:51 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews theyarecomingforyou
  21. Nov 18, 21:29  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Creston
  22. Nov 18, 21:41   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Jerykk
  9. Nov 18, 16:56 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Trevellian
  10. Nov 18, 17:08  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Overon
  12. Nov 18, 17:20 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Gipson
  14. Nov 18, 17:35  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews CJ_Parker
  15. Nov 18, 17:47  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews theyarecomingforyou
>> 16. Nov 18, 18:26 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews jimnms
  19. Nov 18, 19:56 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews dj LiTh
  20. Nov 18, 20:19 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Cutter
  28. Nov 19, 01:27  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Wallshadows
  24. Nov 18, 23:18 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Trevellian
  25. Nov 19, 00:08  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Fantaz
  27. Nov 19, 01:11   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Jerykk
  30. Nov 19, 03:33  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Squirmer
  31. Nov 19, 04:35  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews theyarecomingforyou
  36. Nov 19, 11:52   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Trevellian
  38. Nov 19, 13:39    Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews J
  37. Nov 19, 12:06   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Verno
  40. Nov 19, 18:16   Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews siapnar
  34. Nov 19, 09:23  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Verno
  26. Nov 19, 00:36 Coco's Review Ant
  32. Nov 19, 07:51 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews strong placebo
  33. Nov 19, 08:56  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews SpectralMeat
  35. Nov 19, 10:26 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Yakubs
  39. Nov 19, 15:14 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews StingingVelvet
  41. Nov 20, 10:32 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Quinn
  42. Nov 21, 05:19  Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Jerykk
  43. Nov 22, 03:53 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Quinn
  44. Nov 22, 21:23 Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Quinn


footer

Blue's News logo