the game is a little too focused for a hitman title, it feels linear on the first playthrough, there are only a few 'typical' hitman missions in the 16 or so in the game. BUT its still an amazing title, its a welcome return and here's hoping they bring us a new old school one in under 6 years lol.
just would like to mention that the second playthrough is far better, the challenges are brilliantly thought out and encourage you to explore all parts of the levels and try out all weapons and possibilities, i spent 6 hours last night on one single mission (chinatown) trying too 100% it and get the silent assassin rating, every second was great fun, i think there was something like 12 different ways to kill the main target in this mission alone
dont be put off by the reviews, good and bad alike, if you've ever enjoyed a hitman title you'll like this, its a truly nasty title, just how hitman should be
nothing like dropping a dodgy disco ball on a strippers head whilst shes dancing for a private party (which i later turned into the main element of an online 'contract' i created), or putting some fire paste into a vial of 'baldness cure' in an R & D lab, only for a slap head scientist to try it out........
regarding the online pass, i wondered what the 921kb update was for this morning, id already used my online pass code, i think its a great idea, as now my brother next door can lend my disk and create some online contracts of his own