Gaming at its best.
Hitman: Blood Money places gamers once again in the role of the world's
greatest assassin, Agent 47. When assassins from Agent 47's contract
killing firm, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it
seems a larger more powerful agency has entered the fray. Sensing that
he may be the next target, Agent 47 travels to America, where he
Prepares to Make a Killing.
The Hitman series has never been repetitive, it was never boring, it was
unique and challenging. Agent 47 is a ruthless killer and he will never stop
killing for money... Blood money, which ironically is the name for his new
game, Hitman Blood Money. The story is relatively simple, but to
understand it fully, you should play the previous games first, but it isnÃ¢Â€Â™t a
big deal if youÃ¢Â€Â™ve missed them. Anyway, the story is told through Jack
AlexanderÃ¢Â€Â™s point of view, heÃ¢Â€Â™s telling his story to Rick Henderson (a
journalist) and saying that every single assassination and murder on big
crime lords isnÃ¢Â€Â™t a coincidence and isnÃ¢Â€Â™t your average hitman, heÃ¢Â€Â™s
convinced that itÃ¢Â€Â™s the legendary Agent 47...a myth. The news papers are
the primary sources for agent 47's killings, and Jack is trying to find and
kill agent 47. But how can you kill a man who isnÃ¢Â€Â™t there? A man who can
never be seen...A ghost...A myth.
The graphics are stunning, Eidos really wanted to make the environments
feel alive, and they did. The open environments are what really make
these graphics stand out, and they are so incredible to look at. Excellent
textures on everything, weapons, boxes, walls, buildings, vehicles,
characters (I had no idea agent 47 was so built up) etc... in some
missions there are over 500 people on screen and the game doesnÃ¢Â€Â™t get
choppy. There are a lot of similarityÃ¢Â€Â™s between the characters, but a lot of
times they look different. You get a good ambiance when your in most
missions, for example, when your doing the Mardi Gras mission, you get
a sense that thereÃ¢Â€Â™s a big party going on, simply because of the amount
of people on screen, another mission involves being in a private
area/street/suburb where there are only big houses and rich people living
there, you walk around and see people gardening, jogging, garbage men
taking out the garbage etc... The cut scenes are also very well done.
Overall, excellent graphics.
The sounds are amazing, from music to sound effects. The sound effects
are very well done, when you fire a weapon onto a cement wall, dry wall,
wood etc... it sounds exactly as if your doing just that, when you choke a
guy and hear bones cracking it sure sounds real, and makes you happy.
Every single aspect of sound is greatly done. The voice overs are most of
the time very well done, but it might happen that once or twice during
certain missions youÃ¢Â€Â™ll hear stupid conversations and notice that every
single cop is talking french (in Paris) and when you go in a restricted area
they tell you to get out..in french, but out of nowhere you end up in a
room and you take out your gun they end up yelling at you in English,
strange? Maybe... Or when they talk they sound like there mouth is
stuffed with food and you can berley hear them. The cut scene voice
overs are very well done, sometimes they might sound a little low or
fussy, but berley noticeable, overall the cut scenes are very well done.
The music is also extremely well done, the fantastic orchestral music is
incredibly well done, kinda sounds like church music sometimes but with a
little kick. The music changes when youÃ¢Â€Â™ve done something right or
wrong, which is great. Overall, great sounds.
The gameplay is the same as the previous games, and we all know that
its fun gameplay. Although your not a spy, you definetly do spy actions.
You are a hitman/assassin, that means you must kill the target anyway
you can, get the job done. You must descuise yourself a lot, you must set
traps, rig objects etc... keep this in mind, your best friend isnÃ¢Â€Â™t your
pistol, its your fibre wire, this game is about using the least weaponry
possible. Every time before a mission youÃ¢Â€Â™ll get a choice between
weapons to carry along with you, but they just get in your way because
when a guard searches you heÃ¢Â€Â™ll find the pistol (or smg, shotgun etc...),
but they donÃ¢Â€Â™t find your syringe poison or mines of fibre wire. Most of the
missions you can kill your target several ways, some missions lets you
poison there drink or food, letÃ¢Â€Â™s you rig something and blow something
heavy to crush your target. You must hide every single body you kill,
because if you kill someone and leave them on the floor, a guard or
civilian will see it and report it, they might even find out who that dead
person is and know what clothes he was wearing before you stole it and
your costume will be comprimised. If you want you can go all rambo on
everybody , but it just makes the missions a little tougher. If you make
the hit look like an accident(ex: someoneÃ¢Â€Â™s weight lifting and you choke
them with the weight bar, then the cops will think the bar fell on him, or if
you push someone off a balcony, there considered a jumper..) YouÃ¢Â€Â™ll get
a couple of gamer scores also. ThereÃ¢Â€Â™s a notoriety feature in which if you
get cought killing someone, then after a mission youÃ¢Â€Â™ll have to pay off the
people who saw you and when you do pay them off, then theyÃ¢Â€Â™ll forget
about you. The only problem I thought about the game is that sometimes
it gets difficult, you canÃ¢Â€Â™t find your target( or it just takes a really long
time) or you donÃ¢Â€Â™t know how to kill your target without getting cought or
avoiding suspission. Overall, great gameplay.
Overall this game is amazing and shouldnÃ¢Â€Â™t be missed for fans of the
series, or just stealth action games. You wonÃ¢Â€Â™t be disapointed.