When I finally came to the game Hitman Before we compiled our season in 2016 from the season, I was bouncing. Although individual parts Hitman perhaps it was not revolutionary, the sum of its parts was. Hitman he did something that no other game tried: Placing a player in a maze of designed sandbags with an unlimited number of ways to achieve the goal and rewarding creativity.
The IO Interactive programmer had a difficult line to walk with the sequel because it did not need to repair anything that was not broken but knew it could improve the game's infrastructure. Although there are still a few open issues to be addressed, Hitman 2 is the natural evolution of one of the most interesting franchises of this generation.
1. Stressful, do not mix
When I won the last mission in 2016 Hitman, all I wanted was more than that. More vast locations with hundreds of civilians and unlimited possibilities. More tools to send my goals. Hitman 2 it's exactly what I imagined it would be – and the continuation and expansion of the brilliant idea was done impeccably.
You will once again explore six diverse, wider and dynamic locations. Once again, you will have to take advantage of people and objects around you to complete your mission. And once again, the more you achieve during the mission without getting caught, it will give you more experience at the end.
But the changes are big enough Hitman 2 you feel more than just the level of the package or the extension for the first game. Agent 47 can now be mixed up in a crowd, hide in a high grass, use mirrors to see your targets around the corners, and even use your famous briefcase. Some of these improvements were immediately apparent, while others almost avoided me completely, but each of the gameplay and IM changes are positive.
2. Work in progress
IO Interactive has completely updated the progressive system in Hitman 2Although it's functionally the same, the way you earn an experience for everything you do, from discovering areas on the map to filling a mission story to quietly get rid of everyone you contact, it's kind of far more satisfying.
Once the mission is completed, you will see a new review that guides you through all the discoveries you have made and the challenges you have completed. They all offer experience, which goes to the level of your knowledge for that particular level, as well as your overall level, which you can see at any time from the menu screen. Equalization gave me a carrot, and while the game is good enough that I do not need it, I see how often I return to haunt him.
3. Good old days
Hitman it was one of my favorite games in 2016, which was why I was thrilled when I learned that all of this game was packed in Hitman 2 Too. If you own the first game, you will get it Hitman Legacy Pack for free, which brings the original six missions to a sequel flawlessly. Not only are the locations visually remastered, but also all the features Hitman 2 also adopted.
Regardless of whether you played the first game since it came out, it's completely missed, or you just want to re-engage with those missions with all the wrinkles and extras, Legaci Pack is a smart move.
4. Vorld of Assassination
What's so exciting Hitman 2 is its potential. Hitman it should have been the basis on which the developer could build a multi-year franchise without ever releasing a completely new game, as Bungi did with Destiny 2. However, this was not enough for various reasons.
The patient is good, but also Hitman 2 He seems to have been set up to achieve what his prediction could not do. At the top of the twelve sandwiches you can now explore, the game also contains unusual targets, escalations, contracts, challenges, fashion sniper killers and a new multiplier Ghost Mode, which endeavor to kill five targets in front of their opponent by killing two kills. Hitman 2 significantly higher than Hitman 1 on the launch.
5. Location, location, location
Regardless of whether you are on the way through the lively streets of Mumbai, serving French fries at the Vhittleton Creek, or causing a havoc in the garage in the middle of a Formula 1 race in Miami, you will always be surprised and thrilled by the present worlds Hitman 2 must offer.
I can not say for sure if I prefer the six locations I have chosen Hitman 2 (Havke's Bai, Miami, Santa Fortuna, Mumbai, Vhittleton Creek, and Sgail Island) at the location of the first game, but the great thing Hitman 2 is that I do not have to choose. What I'm going to say is that each of them is unique enough to guarantee many games, and I'm just writing about them, I want to go back and find everything I missed.
1. Too good a thing
If you were hoping that the IO Interactive will pull out the wheel with the extension, you will be disappointed Hitman 2. Think of it as raising the cost of living – that's more than you had before, but it will not change the way you work. Agent 47 is still the same fiery assassination that he was two years ago, and while he has several new tricks in his sleeve, his methods are known and the structure is the same.
Mission stories are performed almost the same as they did in the first game, and stories about the mission that will follow will bring you to the goal, a wide spectrum of masking the don and an inevitable chaos that arises when you are scared. As I said earlier, that's precisely what I wanted from the new one Hitman game, but also a lot of what I expected, but if your first match did not win, Hitman 2 she will not do much to change her mind.
2. Narrative challenge
As the copy itself is a copy of its predecessor, the comprehensive story is once again very slim, taking into account where the first game remained and offer crumbs about the mysterious past ICA and Agent 47's in cubes (which are not animated, should be shown) between mission. Considering how much the search was behind the scene, and how happy the team is Hitman 2 There is, at all, I did not reduce the lack of animated jerks against them at the very least, but whether it was a stylish choice or not, it did not work for me.
At the end of the day, this was restarted Hitman the series refers to massive sandbags and creative problem solving. It is not that an appropriate narrative is needed to connect it, but Hitman 2 does not do enough to upgrade any momentum that IO Interactive could set through the first game campaign.
3. Save senselessly
The most frustrating element Hitman 2 far away there must be exhausting delays between savings and load. Hitman 2 it encourages trial and error – this is the key element of the game – but to get back and try again, you need to save and load your game. In the end you will work countless times during the campaign, but the seconds that you will lose and wait for me to load up will start to wear you right away.
I can not emphasize enough how often it is simple to save the savings from the game. I played Hitman 2 on PS4 Pro, so I can not compare it to any other version, but this is by far my biggest complaint.
I've always had a tough relationship with playful games – I'm interested in the genre, and some of my favorite games from the past few years focus on the secret, but I'm not always patient enough to see them all the way. For any reason, Hitman managed to avoid this trap in 2016, and two years later, Hitman 2 He did it too. The Hitman The game knows when to hold your hand and realize when it will let you get lost.
Although I would like to see IO Interactive taking a few more risks with both the story and the structure of the mission, the locations are astounding and inventive as always, and I am sure that I will end the attack on my way through dozens of times, especially when in the coming weeks and Adds new live content for months.