After all that time I would've thought the series had become something more than a novel way to off NPC's.
You may not realize it but a game called "Hitman" will likely focus on novel ways to kill off people. Just a thought.
Really, though, your lack of experience with the Hitman games is made really obvious by your statements. Had you played more than the demo of Hitman 1, you would realize that Hitman 1 and 2 (and in some cases, 3) had multi-tier levels where you'd have to go through different stages before even reaching the target. Hitman 2 placed particular emphasis on this, resulting in many levels that were both forgettable and pointless. The Hitman games are at their best when they focus solely on killing NPCs and not doing other crap like plowing through a jungle to find an artifact or avoiding omniscient snipers in a snowfield.
Hitman has and always will be about perfection. Taking out your targets in the most professional way possible. No evidence, no witnesses, nothing out of the ordinary. The only people that should die are the targets and even sedating non-targets is to be avoided whenever possible.
If you are not a perfectionist, you shouldn't be playing Hitman.
This comment was edited on May 22, 21:46.