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Hitman Absolution : Launch trailer

Hitman Absolution : Launch trailer

Square Enix decides, less than a week before the release of Hitman: Absolution, finally to launch its silent assassin with the launch trailer.

Launch Trailer

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Commented on 2012-11-16 15:09:54
IO, the masters of stylish trailers.

The Personal Contract trailer is still the best.
Commented on 2012-11-16 15:37:00
The music is kinda meh though, this trailer with Ave Maria would have been so much better. But REALLY looking forward to this one.
Commented on 2012-11-16 15:41:11
47 is back and so is my empty wallet. :-o
Commented on 2012-11-16 16:02:19 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
The music is kinda meh though, this trailer with Ave Maria would have been so much better. But REALLY looking forward to this one.
Ave Maria and Hitman is so overused by this point.

BTW, song is "Recoil - Want (Architecture of your Mind remix)".
Commented on 2012-11-16 16:07:32
This game is a gem that's going to get lost and sell horribly amongst the Halos, CODs and AssassinCreeds....
Commented on 2012-11-16 16:08:35 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
This game is a gem that's going to get lost and sell horribly amongst the Halos, CODs and AssassinCreeds....
Brand power is a little too strong :|
Commented on 2012-11-16 16:14:35
In the past I've never subscribed to Hitman's type of stealth gameplay. Just never clicked with me. This looks pretty cool, but I'm getting Max Payne vibes from it.
Commented on 2012-11-16 16:15:30
Got mine pre ordered....Nice vid good to see it getting good scores also nice Dubstep soundtrack to the video!!

Forza Horizon, Halo 4, Black Ops, Assassins Creed 3 and now Hitman! What a great 6 weeks it's been to be a gamer!
Commented on 2012-11-16 16:44:54
Hitman has his share of problems too (dumbed down gameplay for dem noobs, why can't that guard just turn around and shoot 47 in the face ?). Still better than the CoDs and Assassin Creeds if you ask me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XLrtLsGt_g
Commented on 2012-11-16 18:56:48
Good stuff, i wonder can i use a sword for all missions when i get one?probably not,just to keep things close and personal while they have their guns for a challenge.
Commented on 2012-11-16 21:32:34
Voila! This is terrific!
Commented on 2012-11-16 22:06:32 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
BTW, song is "Recoil - Want (Architecture of your Mind remix)".
thanks for the song name! :)
Commented on 2012-11-17 20:15:40
Thought the lack of Kyd in Assassin Creed 3 would ruin it. Turns out it did. Don't want this now.
At least they got David Bateson back to do Agent 47 after HE had to contact them about it. Jesper Kyd didn't go to IO though when he wasn't approached.
Looking forward to the HD Collection. :)
Commented on 2012-11-17 20:24:00
Only played about an hour and i'm loving it. The tutorial was a bit worrying, since it forces some situations on you that you can't avoid. It does have a small section that is 'ranked' though, which lets you approach how you want. They're way more unforgiving in this then they where in blood money, i felt like you could do a dance in front of people on blood money and still not be considered suspicious, in this they just have to be facing your general direction and the suspision meter builds. Not playing on purist, seemed unreasonable for a first go through, but i'm one below on expert.

Looks and runs really nice too. Not going to win any awards or anything, but looks a lot better then their past games. I wouldn't worry about the music either, it's great so far. Certainly not a reason to avoid it.
Commented on 2012-11-18 00:38:11
Whats the difference between Expert and Purist?
Commented on 2012-11-18 07:25:10
Ooooh I need this game
Commented on 2012-11-18 15:17:24 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Whats the difference between Expert and Purist?
Purist turns EVERYTHING off, no checkpoint saves, no HUD, no instincts, nothing, just you and your crosshair

Expert gives you limited access to some of those things, you have instincts, but you don't get item of interest highlights or enemy path hints. Basically you're not psychic. Otherwise they both have the highest number of enemies with the strongest level of awareness and accuracy.

Purist even tells you it's for when you know every level like the back of your hand, but first time through your not going to have that, and with no checkpoints ehat so ever, it seems like it'd be a trial and error game of frustration. So i'm doing that one once i'm done with expert.
Commented on 2012-11-19 07:48:55 In reply to KORNdog
So...Purist = Hitman as we wanted.
Commented on 2012-11-19 09:17:20
I agree that this time it is quite a bit more difficult. Played a couple of levels on purist but that always ended up in a big messy shoot out, so I turned it down to expert, which still is quite the challenge. Textures could be better but the game does a good job creating the special atmosphere hitman games are famous for. Music is terrific, especially because it adapts to the situation. I couldn't have asked for more and the replay value is pretty high, with all the challenges available and contracts mode especially. 9.5/10
Commented on 2012-11-19 11:00:35 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
So...Purist = Hitman as we wanted.
no, not really. purist is the devs making a pretty lame attempt at appeasing hitman fans. you can't build a game around the instinct mode, strip it out for "purist" and then still expect it to work as a game. i've completed all past hitman titles with SA ratings on the hardest difficulties, i like the challenge, but this is the first time i've felt like the game was being unfair with it's "AI". being spotted from across the room WHILST disguised just reeks of broken AI to me. i understand if people freak out when i'm dressed as a chef in an area where there shouldnt be any chefs, but fellow chefs freaking out when i'm dressed as a chef in a chef friendly chinatown street market? that makes no sense to me. do each of the specific "character types" know each other so well that they can tell you're not one of them just from a passing glance? seems rediculous, but maybe it's just me.
Commented on 2012-11-19 16:59:38 In reply to KORNdog
Damn. My expectations destroyed.

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