Shmee Takes On 47’s Last Job!


It took me a while to get to it, but I finally completed the first season of Hitman.  For the most part I have loved it.  I didn’t review Colorado individually, but having four hits and a post hit objective gave it a lot of length, but it lacked character.  It was just a muddy farm.  It seems to me that if you are in Colorado you should be at a ski resort or something, or if it had to be a farm at least make it a weed farm!  Stay topical people!  Oh well, Hitman’s tried and true gameplay saved the day.

The last Hitman mission takes 47 to secret hospital for the extremely wealthy.  You have to take out two targets, and while that seems like a step back from the four in the previous mission, one of the targets is well protected, so it takes some time to get him if you are trying to be stealthy.  Also the Hokkaido mountain local is much more visually interesting.  If the whole season has been building to this job, at least they saved one of the best for last.  It is challenging and funny, and it has a few throwback options for long time fans.

So the question is was the series as a whole worthwhile?  I think so.  The story is nonsensical, and if you just play the missions straight through and don’t play around a little, it may be a little short, but if you take your time and use all the various mouse traps that Hitman gives you it is a game that is easy to get lost in.  I was skeptical if the episodic release of levels would work for Hitman, but in the end it ended up being one of my favorite things about it.  Getting a new mission every month was something to look forward to, and it forced me to go back an replay some of the older missions while I waited.  I hope they are hard at work on season two because I need more Hitman!