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C'mon skupples

No. C'mon YOU.
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OCN has what I thought was a strict no politic's rule. I have received warnings for saying less. Biased political opinions don't mix well with gaming, or tech. See NSA/IRS targeting.
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NSA isn't all that bad. At least they listen to you.
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NSA isn't all that bad. At least they listen to you.

I see what you did there.
post #1025 of 1298
Not only was Hitman Absolution not a 'true' hitman game(in the same way that splinter cell conviction really wasn't a splinter cell game) but just from a general game perspective, it was not very fun.

The story failed to hold my interest after I saw it going nowhere, some rich guy wants to kill the hitman. It seemed too movie-like and dramatized. I preferred the minimal story of the previous games where it remained in the background and did not intefere with the mission layout. Every mission was a story within itself until you reach the final conclusion. I loved that as it made way for so much variety. In Absolution however you spend so much time running away from cops in stupid alleyways because the story is at the forefront. And none of the spliced up sections that they call maps are even interesting. Tell me that I was not the only person that fell claustrophobic navigating my way through those narrow levels.

I know that he is meant to be on the run, but casual npc behavior was part of what made the game feel real. The fact that you could truly blend in with other people as they go about their business and don't give you much concern unless you give them reason to be suspicious. In this game the npc's are either minimal or they are those hollow huge crowd npc's that feel lifeless. And every guard is ready to put a bullet in your head if that catch you hanging around for more than 2 seconds. It just feels, for lack of better phrasing: too gamey.

This simply is not a hitman game. It is not even a good standalone game. You can't make a sequel out of this. I am all for positive change but here it just feels like they have gone backwards.
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I just want to point out, Path of Exile is now on Steam. A testament to how badass this indie crew of dev's really is. I have been playing the game for what must be close to three years now. I never thought it would get this big back when we only have chapter 1, & one difficulty. Even with what is becoming a commercial success they maintain it's original goal of hard-core Classic style ARPG w/o buy-to-win, or centralized Auction house. It's now free to play on steam, check it out. It blow's TL2 & D3 out of the water on so many levels. Loot system is amazing, "class" system is amazing, the skill tree is exponentially epic, & the multiple level's of skill modding is out of this world. By far the best ARPG to grace the market since the dawn of the genre.
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I just want to point out, Path of Exile is now on Steam. A testament to how badass this indie crew of dev's really is. I have been playing the game for what must be close to three years now. I never thought it would get this big back when we only have chapter 1, & one difficulty. Even with what is becoming a commercial success they maintain it's original goal of hard-core Classic style ARPG w/o buy-to-win, or centralized Auction house. It's now free to play on steam, check it out. It blow's TL2 & D3 out of the water on so many levels. Loot system is amazing, "class" system is amazing, the skill tree is exponentially epic, & the multiple level's of skill modding is out of this world. By far the best ARPG to grace the market since the dawn of the genre.

I have just downloaded PoE recently on Steam, so I can not give an accurate opinion on it at this time but from what I have seen so far (which admittedly isn't much) it looks good. The skill tree is insane!

Does it have a good story?
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Not only was Hitman Absolution not a 'true' hitman game(in the same way that splinter cell conviction really wasn't a splinter cell game) but just from a general game perspective, it was not very fun.

The story failed to hold my interest after I saw it going nowhere, some rich guy wants to kill the hitman. It seemed too movie-like and dramatized. I preferred the minimal story of the previous games where it remained in the background and did not intefere with the mission layout. Every mission was a story within itself until you reach the final conclusion. I loved that as it made way for so much variety. In Absolution however you spend so much time running away from cops in stupid alleyways because the story is at the forefront. And none of the spliced up sections that they call maps are even interesting. Tell me that I was not the only person that fell claustrophobic navigating my way through those narrow levels.

I know that he is meant to be on the run, but casual npc behavior was part of what made the game feel real. The fact that you could truly blend in with other people as they go about their business and don't give you much concern unless you give them reason to be suspicious. In this game the npc's are either minimal or they are those hollow huge crowd npc's that feel lifeless. And every guard is ready to put a bullet in your head if that catch you hanging around for more than 2 seconds. It just feels, for lack of better phrasing: too gamey.

This simply is not a hitman game. It is not even a good standalone game. You can't make a sequel out of this. I am all for positive change but here it just feels like they have gone backwards.

I think Absolution was going for those overstylized plots like....a Kill Bill movie or Inglorios Basterds

which I hate and agree with you. it did lend itself to tons of varied levels, but I just stopped caring when it kept dragging on and on and nothing was left to keep me interested except the core gameplay, which was just too much of finding the needle in the hay stack (the "right way" to beat the level), or always dealing with "___ hits the fan" moments because you just wanted to look around but made one wrong step

for anyone thinking they can't finish BF4's campaign, don't bother - it only gets worse and the ending doesn't even have anything visually worth seeing. I have a very high tolerance for bad shooter campaigns (I didn't think BF3's was that bad, I thought it was well written, poorly executed), but man BF4's was awful. Such terrible writing
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I have just downloaded PoE recently on Steam, so I can not give an accurate opinion on it at this time but from what I have seen so far (which admittedly isn't much) it looks good. The skill tree is insane!

Does it have a good story?

Nothing amazing really... Criminal, cast onto an exile island. It's been so long since iv'e played through the entire game. Iv'e been grinding end-game maps for ever.
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yeah Hitman deserves to be in the list for sure..and Alan you were right about the edit...no place for it just a ill attempt at humor.
Edited by tazmo8448 - 10/30/13 at 2:57pm
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