Posted 5:19pm on Wed 30 January 2013
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The games included are all worth playing, but there are some unforgivable technical blunders on show here.
Read Hitman: HD Trilogy Review
Posted 5:19pm on Wed 30 January 2013
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Are you joking - 3 hours with the HD release? This seems more like a review of the three games than of the trilogy. (Which I guess it is as it's a HD coat, not remake.) I'd much have preferred if there was more than this trivial amount of time spent with the game, however. 3 hours is barely enough for a quarter of Blood Money if done stealthily.
How come there's no mention of the Sniper Challenge (which I read was also included).
The score seems a little harsh: Just because games from 2002 and 2004 respectively look as though they're from that period and too much emphasis seems to have been put on the Blood Money issue. I'm not sure what you were expecting; by now everyone knows what HD re releases are like - ported versions which have been upscaled.
Posted 5:56pm on Wed 30 January 2013
What a pathetic review, not worth the space on the site.
Read for 1 minute, typed in 30 seconds.
Posted 6:14pm on Wed 30 January 2013
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Skipped to the score when I saw the same rinse & repeat of a news post yesterday of the same thing telling people what to do. A review is a review of the game, not how to connect a flipping TV.
I like how HD remake gets a 5 whilst going back when these games released, they were big hitters. Whats changed? I'm confused a little.
Posted 7:18pm on Wed 30 January 2013
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Tried Blood Money a while back on the 360, but seeing I had a first gen model with no HMDI ports (and considering my TV didn't have any HDMI inputs back then) the whole PAL50/60 issue wasn't an issue for me.
Anyways you mentioned Hitman 2, Contracts, Silent Assassin, Blood Money, and Absolution in this review. I'm a bit confused as to which games are actually included in this collection, as well as what version of which game you were referring to at times.
I know this is a review on a collection of old titles, so it's probably not worth the attention of a full review - but I WOULD love to see more info on the actual games themselves, would be good for folks like me who isn't really that familiar with the series. What type of games are these? How do each of the games play? How are each of these games structured? For example I remember playing a demo for one of the older Hitman games back on the PSOne and it was more of a run and gun 3rd person shooter, whereas Blood Money had more of an open structure seek-and-reach-then-kill-a-specific-target gameplay?
Posted 8:49pm on Wed 30 January 2013
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Hehe. It's been an amusing day.
Posted 10:40pm on Wed 30 January 2013
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Maybe the review is letting on more than you think. Ie. the games are exactly the same as they always were, so just find the original reviews and read them (you're all competent Internet users. Don't be lazy). The mechanics are mentioned. Ie. they don't hold up too well against today's videogames. Lastly, it's a rushed release to make money.
You're seemingly looking for an in depth review and to sit wasting your own time reading something you already know. The new information, the bit that isn't included in the old reviews and needed to be mentioned here already has been: it's the same ***** you've already played. Just find a second hand copy down at the carboot sale. This release adds NOTHING. Or, buy it and don't be surprised when you end up with an old game.
Posted 8:53am on Thu 31 January 2013
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So this is not a review of the actual game, its more of a review for the HD port job with a light splash of gameplay, i suppose if you want to know more you need to revert back to the original Hitman reviews.
Posted 9:00am on Thu 31 January 2013
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Each to their own but I don't have an issue with the review.
Posted 9:47am on Thu 31 January 2013
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I thought the review was easily informative enough, it's the exact same games as before with a lick of paint, I agree with Munkee if you wanted in depth reviews you could find them although I suppose VG could include links to the original reviews if they have them, then people wanting to find out more could click on the blue writing.