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.
@GriftGFX: Then I'm doing it wrong, because I honestly never cared much about mouse acceleration being on or off. Nor noticed much difference besides in some games where it seemed to be more fast. (0 minute ago)
I just went with the dealwithit route. There is now a fix for both FC3 and Blood Dragon. Blood Dragon shipped broken and difficult to fix too :( (1 minute ago)
@Sdarts: I finished FC3 before there was a fix. I just had to take it slow and not make too many twitchy movements. It is only really obvious when you make broader/quicker movements. (1 minute ago)
@GriftGFX: You are right about more game breaking and Ubisoft's PC ports are very, very crappy. How hard is to bypass acceleration input and use raw input? (2 minutes ago)
And this isn't just a multiplayer or FPS issue, either. If you can't detect 1:1 mouse input in your PC game, you are doing it wrong. (2 minutes ago)
@Sdarts: Not only should we be able to use what we want, but controllers specifically designed for FPS players should not suck in your FPS game. As if supporting raw input were hard :| (3 minutes ago)
Ubisoft's PC ports have been terrible for a long time. (5 minutes ago)