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a whole buncha crows
May 8, 2003

WHEN WE DON'T KNOW WHO TO HATE, WE HATE OURSELVES.-SA USER NATION (AKA ME!)


Just realised i bought absolution but never actually played it for some reason and totally forgot is it worth a playthrough?

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BillBear
Mar 13, 2013

Ask me about running my country straight into the ground every time I play EU4 multiplayer.

Tough to say really, I personally enjoyed it although it's pretty forgettable. I think you should give it a shot.

The story is just bad though.

a whole buncha crows
May 8, 2003

WHEN WE DON'T KNOW WHO TO HATE, WE HATE OURSELVES.-SA USER NATION (AKA ME!)


Well this review is the first link on the steam page https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/20...man-absolution/

and i think i'll give it a miss.

Booty Pageant
Apr 20, 2012


the way to play absolution is to think youre angry hitman and p much kill anyone that isnt a cop or civilian

using instincts as a quasi bullettime and actually getting that first headshot bullet time to chain more headshots feels pretty good

e:
also the instincts point and shoot mode is p good to blow up cars and explosives instantly
absolution made a good redneck massacre simulator than murder sim

Booty Pageant fucked around with this message at Mar 8, 2016 around 22:00

Covert Ops Wizard
Dec 27, 2006



Nation posted:

Just realised i bought absolution but never actually played it for some reason and totally forgot is it worth a playthrough?

Just remember that it's a not hitman game with hitman mechanics.

mutata
Mar 1, 2003

You walk in with the Turnips, you leave with the Bells.


Just play that sniper challenge game.

Nckdictator
Sep 8, 2006
Just..someone

Absolution is alright if you go in with really low expectations and can get it cheap. It's a fun game, just not a fun Hitman game.

Talk about damning with faint praise though.

Profanity
Aug 26, 2005


Grimey Drawer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KXJM_KJDc8

Annoying Youtubers aside, this is really neat. Getting David Bateson in to voice 47 on-the-fly especially, as well as the voice of Diana as one of the players.

Making of is pretty good too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swsO-RVxwwo

Mierenneuker
Apr 28, 2010



fleshweasel posted:

Yep, Hitman 2 is frustrating. The dreadfully slow sneak-move speed [...]

The best (worst?) example for this is the second Japan mission, the one where you are trying to get into the snow castle. At the very start there is a guard not that far away, but he's patrolling in a very open area with just some slim trees to hide behind. If you do so and start sneaking the moment he passes there is just enough time to catch up to him and take him out before he turns around and starts patrolling the other way. There is half a second of leeway at best. Never before has moving at the speed of a geriatric person been that tense.

If I ever install Hitman 2 again I'm just going to take out everybody with a silenced pistol shot to the head.

Except the embassy level. I played the demo with that level to death, so I could almost Silent Assassin that one with my eyes closed.

Swartz
Jul 28, 2005

by FactsAreUseless


Profanity posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KXJM_KJDc8

Annoying Youtubers aside, this is really neat. Getting David Bateson in to voice 47 on-the-fly especially, as well as the voice of Diana as one of the players.

Making of is pretty good too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swsO-RVxwwo

That was amazing. Especially how they put it all together behind the scenes.

BillBear
Mar 13, 2013

Ask me about running my country straight into the ground every time I play EU4 multiplayer.

The marketing for this new game has been absolutely top notch with the trailers and this new thing, I gotta say.

They should have just had Diana's VA do all the directing though, that would have been ace.

BillBear fucked around with this message at Mar 9, 2016 around 18:16

Mongolian Queef
May 6, 2004



Pillbug

Preloading is available in Steam now

Discendo Vox
Mar 21, 2013

Which way to the sandwich bar
...ladies?


I was re-watching the E3 trailer and I noticed something...fantastic.


dc3k
Feb 18, 2003

what.


Discendo Vox posted:

I was re-watching the E3 trailer and I noticed something...fantastic.




Dammit Allan

Panzeh
Nov 27, 2006



Mierenneuker posted:

The best (worst?) example for this is the second Japan mission, the one where you are trying to get into the snow castle. At the very start there is a guard not that far away, but he's patrolling in a very open area with just some slim trees to hide behind. If you do so and start sneaking the moment he passes there is just enough time to catch up to him and take him out before he turns around and starts patrolling the other way. There is half a second of leeway at best. Never before has moving at the speed of a geriatric person been that tense.

If I ever install Hitman 2 again I'm just going to take out everybody with a silenced pistol shot to the head.

Except the embassy level. I played the demo with that level to death, so I could almost Silent Assassin that one with my eyes closed.

Blood Money is very very forgiving while many of HItman 2's levels pretty much have exactly one way to do them without just killing everyone. Japan is the biggest example of this, but also some of the St. Petersburg ones.

Drunken Baker
Feb 3, 2015

VODKA STYLE DRINK


Gonna pre-load this tonight and re-play Absolution. I didn't like it, but for some reason I really want to play it again.

Also what was with that new Hitman film? Dude has a skinhead, but when agent 48 shows up at the end they splashed out and made him completely bald? Christ, that film was bonkers in the best way. I hated it, don't get me wrong. But there's little bits that made me laugh so hard. Like during the escape he kills one dude, drags him into an office and immediately re-appears in disguise. That was great.

VoLaTiLe
Oct 21, 2010

He's Behind you

Have they released what you will be getting once the games released. I know its in seasons etc but what do I get on March the 11th when the game is live

DLC Inc
Jun 1, 2011

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the Direct of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame the joy of Sakurai?

VoLaTiLe posted:

Have they released what you will be getting once the games released. I know its in seasons etc but what do I get on March the 11th when the game is live

prologue boat stage, I think the Russia prologue stage, and the big giant Paris level

Drunken Baker
Feb 3, 2015

VODKA STYLE DRINK


Oh yeah, I forgot it was being released in stages. Might wait then, money is a bit tight.

Unless any of you have people you want... Y'know, taken care of and will gift me a copy of Hitman for "services rendered"?

I'm clearly joking, FBI. Please don't arrest me.

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!


Fun Shoe

I like the way their releasing this. I wasn't 100% sold from the beta, so I like that I can pay $15 for a few levels, and if I think it sucks I don't have to sink any more money into it.

VoLaTiLe
Oct 21, 2010

He's Behind you

Basebf555 posted:

I like the way their releasing this. I wasn't 100% sold from the beta, so I like that I can pay $15 for a few levels, and if I think it sucks I don't have to sink any more money into it.

Yea I like theres an option for paying per episode, that way they really have to release the other episodes in a timely fashion.

I will probably wait for impressions then give the cheap version a go

StashAugustine
Mar 24, 2013

Do not trust in hope- it will betray you! Only faith and hatred sustain.






ChogsEnhour posted:

Oh yeah, I forgot it was being released in stages. Might wait then, money is a bit tight.

Unless any of you have people you want... Y'know, taken care of and will gift me a copy of Hitman for "services rendered"?

I'm clearly joking, FBI. Please don't arrest me.

Don't make the secret service visit Lowtax again

Dunno-Lars
Apr 7, 2011




Basebf555 posted:

I like the way their releasing this. I wasn't 100% sold from the beta, so I like that I can pay $15 for a few levels, and if I think it sucks I don't have to sink any more money into it.

There is also Steam refunds if you buy it straight from Steam. Play it less then 2 hours, if you didn't like it, refund it. Works for any game, as long as you don't abuse the system. I have a theory that you get more refunds approve if you ask for steam wallet credit instead of back to account.


StashAugustine posted:

Don't make the secret service visit Lowtax again


Again? Is there a story to this that I have missed?

Merry Deciever
Aug 20, 2015


Pillbug

ChogsEnhour posted:

Gonna pre-load this tonight and re-play Absolution. I didn't like it, but for some reason I really want to play it again.

Also what was with that new Hitman film? Dude has a skinhead, but when agent 48 shows up at the end they splashed out and made him completely bald? Christ, that film was bonkers in the best way. I hated it, don't get me wrong. But there's little bits that made me laugh so hard. Like during the escape he kills one dude, drags him into an office and immediately re-appears in disguise. That was great.
Heck yes. I enjoyed the Hitman 2 movie as well. They literally had to invent a X-men character just to give him a fight. The movie actually had him going out on a actual hit or two as well.

BillBear
Mar 13, 2013

Ask me about running my country straight into the ground every time I play EU4 multiplayer.

Dunno-Lars posted:


Again? Is there a story to this that I have missed?

The Secret Service are infamous for visiting the owners of forums where people have threatened to kill the president. Basically don't do it, you don't gently caress with those guys ever.

StashAugustine
Mar 24, 2013

Do not trust in hope- it will betray you! Only faith and hatred sustain.






Someone made a thread in LF: "goon project: let's kill the president of the united states" and someone in the thread actually worked at the White House. The Secret Service had to question Lowtax about it and he responded by removing the forum and perma'd everyone involved.

Kaiju Cage Match
Nov 5, 2012



This is pretty neat.

(I'd like to see Twitch Plays Blood Money)

cheesetriangles
Jan 5, 2011



Can you vpn this poo poo or do I really have to wait another 21 hours or something.

Nckdictator
Sep 8, 2006
Just..someone

StashAugustine posted:

Someone made a thread in LF: "goon project: let's kill the president of the united states" and someone in the thread actually worked at the White House. The Secret Service had to question Lowtax about it and he responded by removing the forum and perma'd everyone involved.

It was certainly something.

BillBear
Mar 13, 2013

Ask me about running my country straight into the ground every time I play EU4 multiplayer.

cheesetriangles posted:

Can you vpn this poo poo or do I really have to wait another 21 hours or something.

Nope, everyone gets it same time so no VPNing.

cheesetriangles
Jan 5, 2011



BillBear posted:

Nope, everyone gets it same time so no VPNing.

I bet it's out on PSN way way before then.

Rookoo
Jul 24, 2007
unoriginal

Enjoyed the Beta a lot.

Absolution really left a bad taste in my mouth, but this brings the good Blood Money feelings back all over again. Love setting myself little murder challenges.

Looking forward to the release tomorrow!

Also I did a video/murder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEVL-MyMZpY

cheesetriangles
Jan 5, 2011



Yeah it unlocks on psn and xbox live in the US at midnight pst. 9 hours before steam. gently caress that.

Lemon
May 22, 2003



I've gone in all the way, entire package, full price, pre-loaded. I'm very much ready to start throwing kitchen knives into faces after work tomorrow.

Nice Van My Man
Jan 1, 2008



StashAugustine posted:

From what I could play before getting fed up with Hitman: Miami it felt really nice to have a modern AAA Hitman game that has budget for little bits of polish like guards turning you away with different lines depending on your outfit and other little stuff like that.

e: is it possible to kill targets with only the sniper rifle in BM without resorting to a) super cheese like shooting them in the back or sedating them and shooting them later or b) getting your cover blown

I loved assembling that sniper rifle, so I went through each stage looking for a practical reason to use it. The only stage I found where you can use the sniper rifle to get silent assassin and it isn't more difficult than fiber wire or silenced pistol is House of Cards. From the German guy's apartment you can snipe the person who inspects the package through his window. You may or may not also be able to snipe the person you meet when you drop off the package (Mohammad Bin Faisal Al-Khalifa according to Hitman wiki!), I always fiber wired him. I think you had to save the sniping for last, or it would screw up the trade.

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


I was just on the murder of crows mission and I made a conscious decision to not save or reload if I hosed up at any point, holy poo poo it was so cool.
So first off I went looking for the sniper crow first, he could be in one of three places at the beginning but I was just bumbling around checking out the map and came across an apartment that I hadn't been in before and came across some guy watching TV on his couch, I sedated him and had a look out the window, well what do we have across the road in another building?

It's only sniper crow! It's a pretty decent range from here to sniper crow and I haven't brough the sniper rifle but I manage to score a headshot from across the way with my silverballer, one down.

As I leave the apartment and head downstairs into the courtyard the red briefcase crow is stood right next to the dumpster, holy poo poo this is great! So I fiber wire him but because of the lovely controls I can't get him into the dumpster quick enough and suddenly the suspicion meter is yellow, as I finally chuck him in I turn around and the female crow target is running at me, I score a sick headshot and a puff of feathers fly everywhere, no one saw anything, one more to go.

I run off with the case and get inside mark purchezzi's building, up the stairs but i forget that dropping the briefcase on the table makes the guard hostile for some reason, gently caress it i'm not realoding now, I headbutt the guard, wrestle his uzi off him and fill them both with bullets, hide in the closet and wait till the guards have cleared out from downstairs.

Then it's a straight shot to the escape.

Proffessional rating / 11 shots fired/ no witnesses.

dc3k
Feb 18, 2003

what.


arrived today:


pretty neat. anyone want a tie?

Kaiju Cage Match
Nov 5, 2012



status posted:

arrived today:


pretty neat. anyone want a tie?

Is it a good tie?

Covert Ops Wizard
Dec 27, 2006



Supplanter posted:

I loved assembling that sniper rifle, so I went through each stage looking for a practical reason to use it. The only stage I found where you can use the sniper rifle to get silent assassin and it isn't more difficult than fiber wire or silenced pistol is House of Cards. From the German guy's apartment you can snipe the person who inspects the package through his window. You may or may not also be able to snipe the person you meet when you drop off the package (Mohammad Bin Faisal Al-Khalifa according to Hitman wiki!), I always fiber wired him. I think you had to save the sniping for last, or it would screw up the trade.

You can also kill the shiek by going into the guy who inspects the package's room and calling the shiek on the phone. He'll appear down below you having had to sneak off the casino floor to take the call. From there it's an easy shot with the rifle.

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dc3k
Feb 18, 2003

what.


Kaiju Cage Match posted:

Is it a good tie?

i don't know! i've never owned a tie before

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