Monday, January 28, 2019

Hitman 2 - Elusive Target 3 - Get Smoked

Another Elusive Target, another chance to show off my stuff. This time, we return to the Isle of Sgail to assassinate... "The Appraiser"!

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This was a pretty basic assassination, without a whole lot of frills. All it required was a bit of scouting and forethought to arrange a lethal accident to kill the target. Since the notebook was right next to her, the secondary objective didn't add much risk.

Remember, during an Elusive Target, the attempt is locked in once the player has completed a single objective. Normally, there's only one: To kill the target. Here, obtaining her notebook was a secondary objective. The intent is to increase the danger by forcing the player to perform additional tasks once the challenge is complete, but proper planning can mitigate (and, in our case, nearly eliminate) that risk.

That said, having to deal with the security footage afterwards reintroduced that element of danger. There were several close calls that, while probably not big enough to risk a mission failure, could have compromised my Silent Assassin rating. You can see that even with the mission finished, I wasn't 100% sure I was going to get SA until the challenge unlocked.

It got tense towards the end, but I'm happy with the results.

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