Hitman: Absolution turns into a very different beast on the harder difficulty settings, and I'm having trouble identifying it as a good thing. Even armed with an intricate knowledge of each level, the total lack of UI on Purist or even the absence of the Instinct information - which is crucial when moving through populated areas - really frustrate the experience, for me.
I promised myself I was going to dive in to a vicious killing spree, but my Automatic Game Digestion Mode insisted I up the difficulty - and in doing so, I find I'm having less fun. I'm not sure if I should dial the difficulty down to normal and start killing everything, or crank it to Purist mode and see if I can stomach that most gruesome of challenges.
More time required - but not much.
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In other news...
- For no reason whatsoever I was poking around the 'net in search of additional proof of the Hitman trilogy getting an HD up-port, and found trophy lists for all three games.
- Dead Space's composer is doing the score for the Tomb Raider reboot.
- If you're in Europe, you can sign up for the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta.
- All Games Beta's got a bunch of Shin Megami Tensei IV screens. :( 3DS.