Tuesday, September 20, 2016

newdarkcloud plays Hitman (2016) - Episode 1 - Murder Comedy

Welcome, my friends, to a World of Assassination.

I never went through the tutorial for Blood Money when doing the LP for it, and there's a very specific reason for that. Said tutorial is so poorly done that it makes my blood boil ever more than the White House mission.

It's does teach the basic controls and mechanic for the game. However, it does so in such a staged manner, where most of the game elements are introduced outside of contexts where you'll realistically use them, that it's quite useless beyond that. It's very common for people to complete the tutorial mission in Blood Money, and then enter the first contract and have no idea what they're supposed to do.

This tutorial is different from that. Mechanics are introduced in contexts where players can be expected to make use of them in actual missions. It guides you through the assassination, but not enough to be annoying or to undermine the player's development.

And once this part of the tutorial is over, it handled training in the best way for a game like Hitman. But we'll get to that next episode.

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