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The Fall & Rise of Hitman

8 comments

  1. [4]
    reese Link
    I knew nothing of IO Interactive until watching this video. I had no idea that the Square Enix acquired them, and that IO later regained their independence through a management buyout. The buyout...

    I knew nothing of IO Interactive until watching this video. I had no idea that the Square Enix acquired them, and that IO later regained their independence through a management buyout. The buyout itself suggests to me that the company as a whole has the utmost confidence in itself. That is respectable. From the video, it was interesting to hear the CEO (Hakan B. Abrak) discuss how they introduced new players to the franchise with a "Netflix model," wherein they would release one game an episode at a time.

    That model is exactly how I discovered Hitman! Sometime in 2017 or 2018 I tried one episode of Hitman (2016 release), and then I was hooked. I enjoyed the fuck out of that game; knew nothing of who developed it and their background, but loved the tossing coins at NPCs nonetheless. I actually thought the 2016 release was the first game in the franchise. Apparently there were other games, hence the "fall & rise" language in the title. Blood Money looks pretty awesome. I don't know how all of this passed me by⁠—I've had no problem following other developers over the years.

    I still need to play Hitman 2....

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      cptcobalt Link Parent
      You should pick up Hitman 2! All of the Hitman 1 content imports into Hitman 2, so you get the new gameplay upgrades/etc on the old maps. And it sounds like, from the video, they're going to do...

      You should pick up Hitman 2! All of the Hitman 1 content imports into Hitman 2, so you get the new gameplay upgrades/etc on the old maps. And it sounds like, from the video, they're going to do the same for Hitman 3 (even though it's not officially announced yet).

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        reese Link Parent
        What?! That is cool as shit. Thanks for letting me know. I will pick up Hitman 2 shortly.

        What?! That is cool as shit. Thanks for letting me know. I will pick up Hitman 2 shortly.

        2 votes
        1. cptcobalt Link Parent
          In case it helps, here's the Legacy Pack FAQs, depending on your platform of choice it's a bit of a chore. PC and PS4 seem to be quite easy, Xbox seems to be an adventure to hell and back.

          In case it helps, here's the Legacy Pack FAQs, depending on your platform of choice it's a bit of a chore. PC and PS4 seem to be quite easy, Xbox seems to be an adventure to hell and back.

          1 vote
  2. cptcobalt Link
    Hitman is one of my favorite games, and Hitman 2 is going to be in my top games list this year. I was introduced to Hitman by the former podcast, Idle Thumbs, where they went on what I recall to...

    Hitman is one of my favorite games, and Hitman 2 is going to be in my top games list this year.

    I was introduced to Hitman by the former podcast, Idle Thumbs, where they went on what I recall to be 15 minute digression focused on the hilarity of this video—it's really is all you need to know about hitman in 2 minutes.

    4 votes
  3. [3]
    cfabbro Link
    Update. NoClip just uploaded a follow-up/supplementary video to this: How the Simulation of a Hitman Level Works

    Update. NoClip just uploaded a follow-up/supplementary video to this:
    How the Simulation of a Hitman Level Works

    1 vote
    1. [2]
      cfabbro Link Parent
      Another update. NoClip just uploaded a third related video: Revealing the Tricks Behind Hitman's Level Design

      Another update. NoClip just uploaded a third related video:
      Revealing the Tricks Behind Hitman's Level Design

      1. cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
        Yet another update. Redesigning Hitman's Agent 47 This is rather unusual for NoClip putting out so many videos on the same game... but I can't say I am disappointed!

        Yet another update.
        Redesigning Hitman's Agent 47

        This is rather unusual for NoClip putting out so many videos on the same game... but I can't say I am disappointed!