>Hitman now fully episodic, launches with prologue and one location
There's really nothing wrong with this. I means you can either pay $60 for the full game, or less for less game.
I only have some concerns. The "Intro pack" should be free. It's called a demo. And buying the game in pieces shouldn't cost $75
This has been done before several times.
So long as you can buy the game normally it's a non-issue... so long as the game itself is good.
However considering instinct is back and the game is balanced with that in mind I'm not holding my breath.
This, the idea itself is not bad per-say, but the way they are presenting it in Hitman is just weird and confusing.
They have been so wishy washy with what kind of fucking business model they are using here. If you want to try something new like this, you make sure that you have a solid model that's easy to understand and don't make people confused.
They were going to have more of the game available on launch, I believe. This is a pretty curious way to do it, I find it hard to believe that Squeenix couldn't toss them a few more shekels their way if they really needed the money, seems like they're trying a new marketing tactic more than anything.
>implying it isn't a good deal
its cheap as fuck compared to 60. you get 2 locations for 15. average 8 locations for 60 bucks, thats basically paying the full price for the full game except you get it in smaller cheaper installments.
and have you looked at the webms? that mansion party level alone looks bigger then literally anything in Blood Money.
I wouldn't count the prologue as a location and size isn't everything in Hitman. A New Life is widely considered to be one of the best maps in the series and it's also one of the smallest.
And with that, the last of my childhood favorites are gone.
Westwood Studios, IO Interactive, Origin, it's been good guys...
>And buying the game in pieces shouldn't cost $75
They do this to give off the impression that buying the "full experience" (which is what they want you to get) is a "good deal."
Also, I don't like the idea of episodic AAA games.
What's next? Charging $10 for ever level? Charging $5 for every game mechanic?
Charging $1 to jump?
If you never played Hitman then buy Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money. Start with Blood Money because it's the easiest one.
If you love them then try Death to Spies series.
Please don't buy Absolution or [HITMAN].
As it says, it was supposed to launch with 3 maps in April. Now it's launching with 1 in March, and the third map isn't coming until May.
I'll probably preorder the full game, play the Beta, and decide if I want to cancel my preorder or not.
At 1st I thought this was going to be some total bullshit but than I read into it and I'm fine with it. Keeps the casuals with their $15 donation out of the World of Assassinations and everyone who actually looks forward to it a fan like myslef will get the packaged deal right off the bat.
There has always been something shady about this game. First it was announced to come out incredible soon (December 8th) and the rest rollout, but I guess then they thought they would get more bad press when people bought it for $60 not realizing its not the full game, so they pushed it back for a more traditional release, and now they are thinking, "Well we wanted to try this as an episodic expeirement from the beggining, and at least now we have enough content to make it looke much more promosing than it did in december". So strange.
>That doesn't stop AAA games from being 12 hours at most and asking for $60.
I can't think of the last time I've seen a AAA game that was less than 15 hours and singleplayer only.
I want to say The Order and Ryse, but those were basically just benchmarks.
Worst case, FFXV is episodic and we all kill ourselves.
Best case, nothing else because these are the only games where it makes sense to do it (FFVII wouldn't be released this decade if they sold it all as one game, Hitman is a series of assassination missions so it could work)
Will this episodic nature mean everything is a pretty self-contained enjoyable sandbox? Compared to Absolution where it was a very linear story working your way through related areas with literal hallway levels between.
Is Squeenix fucking retarded?
>FFVIIR episodic shit
>Deus Ex AUGMENT YOUR PRE-ORDER garbage
>Just Cause 3 was mediocre
>Hitman episodic shit
>Rise of the Womb Raider flopped on Xbone
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if FFXV is released in 5 episodes each for $50 (and people here will defend it because "DUDE, IT'S LIKE 20 HOURS, THAT'S 100 HOURS TOTAL, TOTALLY WORTH THE $250 THEY'RE ASKING, THAT'S FUCKING NOTHING, STOP BEING SO ENTITLED!").
>FFVII:RE being episodic
It could work, and people don't want to wait 5 years for the game.
Retarded, but it went away fast and thank fuck for that.
>Just Cause 3 was mediocre
Mediocre =/= bad, also that was Avalanche, not Squeenix.
Yeah I'm not sure about that either
>Tomb Raider flopped
Over a million in sales on one platform, PC and PS4 sales haven't even started yet, the game's on track to do really well in the long run.
I'm not too sure what to think about this yet, there's nothing inherently wrong with it, and the prices don't seem too jewy.
I don't get why they would delay the game to then release with less content, but it don't matter I'm still waiting for full game to see how unlike Absolution it actually is.
I should also add, that I played and enjoyed my pirate copy of Dead Space 3.
I suspect that the new hitman will be a good game, substantially better than absolution. But its model is toxic
>the death of video games
Aren't you being a little over dramatic?
Early access already exists, and contrary to that they said everything they'll release will be the complete final version and not an alpha or anything like that.