I study games through the lens of experience. Let’s see how Hitman (released in 2016) stands.
Hitman is a series of games where you play a super-assassin, that can perfectly blend in the crowd and kill his targets through various means, from direct headshots to manipulation of events in such a way that the kill appears an accident. Or if things go south, he can surround the target with explosives and press the boom button. Or just slap the target with a fish and kill him, because… game logic.
At its core, it’s actually a puzzle game of exploration. Identify targets, find ways to eliminate, put all the parts together in such a way that our hitman achieves the perfect kill.(more…)