Many people have been criticizing the latest installment in the Hitman franchise for different reasons, so they were probably very impatient to get their hands on Hitman HD Trilogy, the collection regrouping Hitman 2, Hitman Contracts, Hitman Blood Money and a code to download the Hitman Sniper Challenge of Absolution. We have captured a few videos of the PS3 version, so get ready to go back in time.
Some things are usually better left in the past. Hitman 2 and Hitman Contracts may have been very good games, but they have aged, not only technically, but also gameplay-wise. Those of you complaining about the disguise system are in for a big surprise when they get shot without even knowing why, even though Agent 47's face is completely hidden under a hood. Disguise yourself as a bodyguard in the Italian mansion of the second episode, and you'll be spotted the minute you walk past another guard. It might make sense that they all recognize each other but as there is no feedback, you're basically left crossing your fingers hoping your cover will hold.
Gameplay has gotten very awkward, especially the clunky controls of Hitman 2, so we doubt many will have the patience to endure the many failed attempts you are bound to experience. The Hitman series has always been more a puzzle game than anything else, so patience has always been part of the fun. But a decade later, we must say we grew tired quite rapidly. There is however tons of content here, with a total of 40 missions, many of which are quite memorable. The presence of Blood Money can also justify a purchase if you are a PS3 owner, since the game was never released in HD before.
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I mentioned those games' genres because they have those mobile F2P systems designed to hook people. Pay $5 to get more Metal, Wood, Cloth, etc BS micro transactions. (6 minutes ago)
No more console droughts when they're busy pushing the portables. (17 minutes ago)
With the exception of abandoning one of those spaces all together, I'm pretty happy with their decision to consolidate everything into a single platform. That means a single dev pipeline for Nintendo. (18 minutes ago)
I don't think that mobile tower defense games are really a big threat to the console space. That's not the same market. (20 minutes ago)
Mobile is definitely a threat to the dedicated handheld space, but they're broadening their approach here. It's a console too. (21 minutes ago)
Nintendo's gaming only handheld market is never gonna stop shrinking, it may be 10-20 years from now, but one day Nintendo will quit it because it just won't be worth the hardware R&D costs x sales. (24 minutes ago)