Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
I got this game when Blood Money came out in order to see whether the gameplay was interesting (sadly enough there's no rental anywhere near me and it's even been outlawed some time ago <). If you hadn't noticed yet, I didn't get get Blood Money so I guess you'll knwo I wasn't too thrilled about it...
+ The stealth aspect of the game works like a charm and is really pleasent. Due to the different set-up in the levels we get to see the full extent of the system and I like it :D
+ More than a single path, all (or at least most) objectives can be completed in different ways.
- Sadly enough there is little to no story and only 12 levels..
- Like I said: the stealth is awesome... but the shooting isn't. Once you get spotted it often turns into a shoot em up for quite some time.
- You've got too much life for a stealth game and too little for the shoot 'em up part.
- Controls are rather clunky. Not a problem with the stealth parts but the shooting controls are awfull.
In short: nice game, decent graphics but once the stealth is gone a shallow game is left behind. Sometimes it feels like they didn't know how to get the balance right.
Game Traits applied to Hitman: Contracts (PS2) by Legault