This E3, we saw some really remarkable games that will hit the market either late this year or at some point next year in 2016. Some of these games include Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V, and of course, Hitman. Square Enix revealed the first gameplay footage of the upcoming game at E3 this year, and like many other fans, I am absolutely stoked. The game will feature you, Agent 47, as the world’s #1 top-notch assassin. Your job is to decide who you need to kill, how you will do it, and ultimately pull through with your plan. This game looks straight-up awesome, and like many others, I couldn’t wait to play it when I saw that trailer.
Just to get one simple thing out of the way – the graphics look really great in the reveal. Personally, I’m not that picky on graphics because I believe that gameplay itself should be enough to make a game great, but high definition graphics definitely help immensely in any game’s situation. As for this game, the graphics are clean and on-point, so it’s definitely up-to-date with modern gaming.
Another thing I love is the ability to choose how you will assassinate an individual. Many games nowadays are giving players more freedom, and that’s really important to keep gamers interested because it gives them a true sense of control of the world around them. I’m a big fan of games like this that allow you to choose the path that you will take, learn from your mistakes, get good rewards, and get real consequences when necessary. It makes the game feel so much more real when producers implement this style of gameplay.
Along with that, there is also the choice of how you will disguise yourself. Imagine you’re walking into a maximum-security area trying to inconspicuously assassinate someone. Now imagine yourself coming up behind a vulnerable, lone security guard. If you were an assassin in real life, what would you do? Well, you would take down that security guard and disguise yourself with his clothing. This is the type of gameplay that awaits you in Hitman, and similar to to choosing your own path in the game, it gives the game that realistic feeling to it.
Another great thing is the wide variety of ways to assassinate victims in the game. What I love about this game is that not every single assassination has to be bloody murder. I mean, if you want to take your victim with an axe, by all means you can definitely do that. However, I like that there’s other, more inconspicuous ways of killing your victim, such as slipping a lethal pill into their drink when they’re not looking. In a game that is all about killing, it’s definitely important that you give the players a wide variety of ways to execute their plan.
Lastly, I think it’s also highly important that your skills evolve over time. The reveal showed that over time, as you get better, you get rewarded with upgraded weapons and skills that make your assassinations feel much smoother and easier to execute. It would be boring if the game was nothing but doing the same thing over and over again with no reward system whatsoever. A reward system is what keeps the player interested in the game and ultimately wanting to keep playing.
Therefore, the minute I watched this trailer, I was absolutely sold. It’s truly exciting seeing games like these come to life with their awe-inspiring reveals at big events like E3. Square Enix will not disappoint their fans with this game, and I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say, “I can’t wait to get my hands on this game.”