Hitman: Absolution - Streets Of Hope Demo Lets 47 Spread His Violent Wings

Streets of Hope shows off the freedom that aspiring Hitmen and Hitwomen will have to create the perfect assassination.

IO Interactive has released the full Streets of Hope walkthrough that was presented behind closed doors at E3 this year, and it's an impressive one at that. Tore Blystad and Travis Barbour from IO Interactive provide a great commentary as they play through the level. They're quick to mention that the walkthrough is "a bit of an expert playthrough", and they're playing with the hints and tips on. Which for Hitman purists could be considered a sin. Don't worry, that can all be turned off and 47 will be able to spread his violent wings and fly into a world full of endless assassination possibilities. http://youtu.be/EcJhijTI1Ps One of the most impressive aspects of the demo being shown is how gorgeous the game's environment looks. If Streets of Hope, and the other walkthroughs, are all an indication of the final graphical details for Hitman: Absolution then we are all going to be in for a treat. Streets are littered with trash and papers that you would come to expect, interiors are decorated accordingly, and it's just an overall phenomenal accomplishment. As the demo steps into 47's boots we're exposed even further to his "instinct" mode. I've heard much resentment against this new addition to the game from fans, but I have to respectfully disagree. Instinct is meant to put you underneath 47's skin, and view the world as he sees it. I mean c'mon, he's the worlds greatest assassin, so why wouldn't he have a heightened awareness of the world around him? If you've already got your red tie and silencers out because you feel it ruins the Hitman experience then just remove the tie, put the silencers away, and turn Instinct off. Problem solved. Using instinct shows off the sheer scope of the levels. Multiple targets roam the streets of the city, and the best part is that the A.I has been drastically improved upon. NPCs will interact with one another, go about their daily lives, and react dynamically to situations in different ways. Caught trespassing? Don't you worry, because if you eliminate that officer before he's on his radio no one has to know. Disguises play a critical role in how 47 maneuvers through the world, and if the disguise you picked doesn't fit the area you're at, it will raise suspicion. Enemies aren't simply looking for a bald headed man full of awesome anymore, not at all. I Instead, they're picking out anyone that doesn't belong in the area, and it's a great idea to witness in action. While the demo was played through fairly quickly, the developers have spent a long time with the game, and once you get your fresh pair of eyes on each target, you'll be able to uncover your own ways to approach each assassination. Hitman is still all about patience, observation, and execution. The world of Absolution feels alive. It allows 47 a wide range of ways to eliminate his targets, and immerses players in a way that has yet to be seen in a Hitman title. Even with the newly implemented ideas that aid players to the perfect hit, long-term fans shouldn't be worried. There are ways to have the purest Hitman experience available, and with the newly designed A.I aspiring 47's will certainly have a challenge come November. What do you think of the new walkthrough? Are you excited to step back into 47's boots, or dress shoes? Either way, leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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