Rhett wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 13:00:
So it's still fairly arcadey? But what about replay value? I've read that there seems to be a fair bit, and that's what's most important to me (sorta like Contracts from Absolution). Though I'll definitely wait for a sale.
Every level, after the main mission, has dozens of other targets/missions to take on. Generally lower level guys than the primary target from the mission. the need to be assassinated in a certain location / certain weapon or by using a trap (or all 3 for multiple targets).
So while the main mission may be easy to repeat endlessly once you figured them out (as all hitman games are to me), there are lots of variations / challenges that take you away from areas you know well. AND you can add harder community challengers - or make your own (selecting who you need to kill, where, how etc...).
You can turn off some of the stuff these guys are talking about by turning off opportunities or putting them to minimal. These alert you to routes / play opportunities that might not be apparent (Unless you killed the target they specifically alert you to in the opportunity randomly and figure it out). On full - it's a guide, on minimal - it's route suggestion, on off - you have to discover everything yourself.
I enjoyed it. There was a lot of variation, they also added bonus missions to almost every level which significantly changed the scope / size / play ability of the level (Christmas in Paris fashion show, Filming a horror movie on the Italian beach location at night etc...). Which feature a new main mission in the redesigned level.
They also have elusive targets. 1 chance only, no restarts or the target gets away, he also can get spooked and get away - or leave naturally and you never get to try again. Usually harder (unless you use an online guide) you need to kill a specific person in a specific way - and they make it tough. But you get extra in game xp for doing it. It can also change the level layout / design, although less than on the bonus missions.
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