Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hitman (2016) - Episode 27 - Grand Final-ish?

Our time in Japan, and with the story in Season 1, comes to an end.

Aside from the gimmick that this is a highly secured facility where 47 cannot bring in any equipment, this mission also has the gimmick that every outfit has an RFID chip. The AI running this facility scans the chip when the player approached a door to determine whether or not they have permission to go through.

This means that what disguise the player wears explicitly determines which doors they are allowed to open. While this seems at first like it would be a challenge, it isn't that much different from a typical Hitman level. After all, as I mentioned way back in my Blood Money LP, disguises have always had this same function implicitly.

When players take a disguise in Hitman, it has it's own set of permissions attached to it. Guards who would chase away 47 in his suit or in a civilian outfit might allow a staffer or a fellow guard in without a second glance. It's not a physical door, but it serves the same purpose in allowing 47 into areas he was previously kept out of.

That's why I was intrigued with this gimmick, because it makes literal what has always been a metaphorical concept in this series.

We are not done with Hitman, even though the last story mission has been released. There is still more to discuss in the form of the bonus episodes and the Elusive Targets that have been and will be release after Japan. And given that season 2 is confirmed, odds are "newdarkcloud plays Hitman" will last a lot longer than I thought it would when I started doing this.

And I couldn't be happier to keep doing it.

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