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  • spamdangled 17 Nov 2012 15:02:35 27,441 posts
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    @Syrette

    Yep.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 15:03:15 17-11-2012

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  • spamdangled 17 Nov 2012 15:05:24 27,441 posts
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    Is it me or has the voice actor for 47 changed? He doesn't sound right.

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  • the_dudefather 17 Nov 2012 15:06:23 9,417 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Do you need an online pass to play Contracts?
    Not any more, they released news yesterday saying you can download it for free now, rather than code in box

    It's on the disc in th us, but not in eur, really weird, must've been a last second change

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  • Whizzo 17 Nov 2012 15:31:35 43,351 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Is it me or has the voice actor for 47 changed? He doesn't sound right.
    Still David Bateson, he was dropped then they realised the error of their ways and rehired.

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  • Rusty_M 17 Nov 2012 15:57:56 4,919 posts
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    Thanks for the reassurance duvadan and ultrasoundwave. I can't get it early as all I'm waiting for is a steam code.

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  • spamdangled 17 Nov 2012 17:45:08 27,441 posts
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    It's giving out achievements like candy so far...

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  • zisssou 17 Nov 2012 18:46:19 607 posts
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    This game is all I ever asked for. Fucking amazing.
  • RedSparrows 17 Nov 2012 19:23:45 24,177 posts
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    Is it Hitman or not?

    I don't like the sound of compartmentalised levels.
  • Syrette 17 Nov 2012 19:34:55 44,208 posts
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    No, it's actually FIFA.

  • -cerberus- 17 Nov 2012 19:37:04 3,606 posts
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    Easter eggs:
    [link url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp7xQiMgA_4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lynch.

    Edited by -cerberus- at 19:37:18 17-11-2012

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  • spamdangled 17 Nov 2012 20:32:49 27,441 posts
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    RIP Diana

    :-(

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  • repairmanjack 17 Nov 2012 21:00:14 6,078 posts
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    It's fantastic so far. (About two hours in.)

    Still rate Blood Money as one of my favourite games; relieved to see this is as good as it is.
  • RedSparrows 17 Nov 2012 21:03:39 24,177 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    No, it's actually FIFA.
    Bastards.
  • Deleted user 17 November 2012 21:08:03
    Good to hear the positive reviews so far. Was a little freaked out by that QTE video but as long as classic hitman is still there then I'm happy.
  • spamdangled 17 Nov 2012 22:15:34 27,441 posts
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    I actually think the QTEs (such as they are) fit the gameplay quite well.

    Mashing X to subdue a victim is quite tense, hoping you can finish off your victim before someone notices (and thus making it riskier than just garroting them, snapping their neck or pushing them off a ledge). Hand to hand combat is also given added risk.

    It adds a greater danger to playing stealthily.

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  • Mikeeeboy1 17 Nov 2012 23:24:37 167 posts
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    Do you think there will be a new game+ on this?
    Would be great to go through the game with loads of different gear.
  • Whizzo 17 Nov 2012 23:49:02 43,351 posts
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    Here's quite a nice comparison video of the different versions

    23 gig for the PC version? Crikey, I'll certainly be putting it on my SSD with the load times being quite long.

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  • spamdangled 18 Nov 2012 01:01:57 27,441 posts
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    Mikeeeboy1 wrote:
    Do you think there will be a new game+ on this?
    Would be great to go through the game with loads of different gear.
    I don't think it really needs one. The Contracts mode gives each level pretty much infinite replayability.

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  • spamdangled 18 Nov 2012 01:03:37 27,441 posts
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    Weird technical thing on the 360 - very often it freezes for a couple of seconds, before suddenly going into fast-forward for a couple of seconds.

    Also stutters at the start of levels when the scores of people on your friends list are being loaded, and there's some stuttering in cutscenes.

    Not installed it yet, mind.

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  • Mikeeeboy1 18 Nov 2012 02:05:40 167 posts
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    @darkmorgado
    Minor quibbles.
    Still a great game though
  • spamdangled 18 Nov 2012 02:39:27 27,441 posts
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    Oh yeah, minor. Still, consistent enough to be noticeable and break immersion.

    Will install tomorrow and see if that sorts it.

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  • Ultrasoundwave 18 Nov 2012 10:27:43 3,411 posts
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    Got to the library section used in the E3 demo last night.

    The game continues to be well designed, each level is designed for you to complete in a number of different ways.

    Like I've said before, this is classic hitman. Yes, there are QTE's, but they don't ruin the game. Their quite similar to the QTE's used in Uncharted actually, during the unarmed combat.

    If the game keeps going as its started, it's heading for a nice, fat 9/10 IMO.

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  • ComradePete 18 Nov 2012 11:49:35 494 posts
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    Splendid, may well reorder this then.

    /fickle
  • monkehhh 18 Nov 2012 11:53:10 3,503 posts
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    EG review at 1pm says Tom "Tom Bramwell" Bramwell.
  • the_dudefather 18 Nov 2012 13:03:38 9,417 posts
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    And as the prophecies foretold, the review is up!

    7/10

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Syrette 18 Nov 2012 13:07:22 44,208 posts
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    Is the checkpointing really as bad as reviews make out?

    :/

  • Mikeeeboy1 18 Nov 2012 13:17:13 167 posts
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    @Syrette
    It makes you think about what is the best strategy for each area.
    Trial and error is sometimes fun and makes each scenario tense.
  • Mikeeeboy1 18 Nov 2012 13:18:11 167 posts
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    I'm really enjoying it btw
  • Ziz0u 18 Nov 2012 14:14:39 8,648 posts
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    I enjoyed the save system in Blood Money. Limiting the number of saves really made you think about how you used them and it didn't feel like you could do too much experimenting with trial & error.
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