Hitman: Absolution (Video Game) - TV Tropes
By the time you react to the first button, it's already finishing up the did to appease the longtime hitman fan, amounts to nothing in the end. You completed Hitman: Absolution on any professional difficulty (from a New Game, not a New Game Plus) on Hard, Expert or Purist, will. Hitman: Absolution is the fifth game in the Hitman series and was developed .. it's also possible that she has a romantic relationship with Blake. . The end of the game reveals that 47 didn't kill Diana, he looks at her and have checkpoints scattered through out them, unless the purist difficulty is chosen.
Even during a mass shooting there's still time for dick jokes. In "Fight Night", 47 is required to turn over all weapons all the security booth. Even if he's disguised as a trainer or the fighter himself, he promptly forks over his giant-sized silenced Hardballers with custom fleur de lis logos and says not to lose them. He sounds exactly like a Yuppie warning a parking attendant not to scratch his Lamborghini. Of course nobody in the queue blinks at this. This is also the mission where ripping off your mask and snapping Sanchez's neck in full view of cheering spectators counts as a "Silent Assassin".
It's almost as if IO has schadenfreude for the introverted types who like these games for their slow and deliberate nature. This mission is a laugh riot. Whereas in previous games, high-profile targets known to the person could not be impersonated at least not without a face covering of some kindHitman can steal the identities of either the defendant Tinfoil Hat Man or the Judge, then walk into a trial still in progress and throw the case.
The bailiff won't see through the disguise, despite personally escorting the bearded! Tinfoil-Hat Man to jail numerous times for past offenses. Instead of causing immediate death like most toxins in the Hitman series, the U'Wa venom will cause hallucinations and disorientation in Layla, who giggles at visions of ladybugs swarming above her head. The whole thing ends with Layla—having decided that she has wings of her own—taking a flying leap to her death.
Instinct mode allows you to see the ladybugs.
Skurky dies in mid-scream, having submitted to 47's torture. His associate, "Miss Cooper", has eyes as big as dinner plates when Dexter removes her execution hood. If you want to keep it clean, "Attack of the Saints" will tax your patience and memorization.
The lawmen in this game are all conveniently on the take.
Hitman: Absolution purist difficulty is borderline unenjoyable : Games
Detective Faulkner appears to be America's only honest cop. Even when not actively hunting 47 half of them would be brought up on charges for their frankly unprofessional conduct. Brace yourself when you confront Wade and Skurky, because they'll both take a clergyman hostage as human shields. Lenny escapes with Victoria by holding her hostage with a grenade. When the revelations about his friend Clive's sexual habits come to light, Dexter just groans and shrugs it off.
But it seems he was somewhat appalled by Skurky's private games, as he kidnapped his lady-friend and forced her to impersonate Victoria. Once Travis makes the money drop, Dexter immediately caps "Victoria" in the head, revealing Mrs. Cooper — still wearing her gimp suit under the blouse and skirt. This almost causes Travis, a man of sturdy stomach, to lose his lunch. According to the NPC chatter inside the club, at least two strippers named Laurie and Amber were sent to the Hawaii Room as punishment for their disobedience.
The corpse in the cellar is presumed to either be Laurie's or Amber's. Toss the cadaver over a railing and she lands in the crawlspace with a crunch, spooking the cops who are investigating below. He then dupes Travis into believing it's Victoria before callously shooting her in the head—all for a laugh. Down in the Dumps: There's a scrapyard right behind the Cougars' garage. You can dump multiple bodies into the wide-open tank of oil sitting in the scrapyard.
When the motel manager offers him a selection of cocktails, 47 grunts, "Something brown.
In preparation for Wade's arrival, Dom lines the walls of the Hawaii room with whiskey, along with Wade's Trademark Favorite Food smoked salmon. In the "Shangri-La Garden", 47 kicks in the wrong door and inadvertently starts a drug bust.
It's possible to lure the bent cops into a rave room, then detonate a bomb while they're toking up, unlocking an achievement. Just say no, kids. Wade, Skurky, and Layla optional. Murdering Layla in a quick-draw duel is a fun and unique way to complete the mission.
This duel is triggered by meeting her in a private panic room. In addition to hiding bodies in them, 47 can now leap into dumpsters — but only if you haven't exceeded the allotted storage space 2 people per bin.
Tropes E-H Eagleland Osmosis: The rebooted Agency is based in and around the Windy City, whereas in the old days, it was secretly run by the British government. It's mentioned that 47 first got in touch with The Agency through Tom, a tailor working out of Little Italy how in the world did 47 end up all the way in Chicago?
Her ICA profile also listed her as a U. This is despite that, in the previous game Diana and 47 are explicitly said to be the last two members of The Agency left alive before they kill Jack, and Diana revives The Agency but claims 47 couldn't be contacted.
Why did she give up heading her own revised Agency? Numerous throughout the game, often tied to performing specific actions. Shooting all the vultures while in the desert with Lenny will cause an ice cream truck to appear out of nowhere and run him over.
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When reach the crematorium for a face-off against the Praetorians, you will spot numerous angel statues scattered about. These trigger an easter egg if you destroy them: Keep checking the sky; once you have destroyed the last one, a second rainbow will appear.
Most specially scripted deaths can be considered at least minor forms of these, but special mention goes to poisoning Layla Stockton, who experiences hallucinations of butterflies before plunging to her death - 47 can actually see them too using Instinct mode!
The Agency Heavy Trooper. Finally, an outfit with a protective helmet which 47 actually wears. As you probably guessed, it provides more endurance against bullets than the standard. Blackwater tactical team disguises are more difficult to obtain. However it is worth it since you'll be able to freely move over the entire penthouse except for Lenny's bedroomworrying only about avoiding Layla's personal guards.
Along with Blake Dexter, the Praetorians are the most durable enemy units in Absolution. It takes more than a dozen Silverballer shots to the torso to kill each, and at long range they can even survive a pistol headshot.
By comparison, the Agency Heavy Trooper is the most durable normal enemy unit in the game, and can be killed with just 5 or 6 torso shots from the Silverballers.
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The End Is Nigh: He just continues his rant about the "Deliverance. Valentine is a weapons scientist for Dexter Industries. LaSandra Dixon, the head "nun" in "Attack of the Saints". Travis provides a perfect foil to Jade and Diana's 'softly, softly' approach', but to his credit, he also favors women in the organization.
Travis' lieutenant is female, he hand-picks Victoria to replace 47 as ICA's top killer, and his experimental unit The Saints is comprised entirely of women. In "Attack of the Saints", the titular killers act as field captains to the roving wetworks team, which is comprised of males. Even Evil Has Standards: Many of Wade's henchmen are very uncomfortable with shooting up an orphanage full of nuns.
Hope is permanently stuck in the s, with tail-finned Cadillacs, varsity jackets, and pennant strings hanging from buildings. Sanchez is a former test subject of Dr. Ashford, the result of a defective "super-soldier" serum back in the eighties.Hitman: Absolution Stealth Kills (Eliminate Sexy Saints)Purist
As a side effect, he developed gigantism. Subsequent attempts to re-make 47 have mostly met with failure; the clones are lacking a necessary ingredient implied to be his "47th chromosome"causing albinism, shorter live spans, and other ailments. Wade cackles to the ceiling when Sister Mary is shot, despite Lenny's shock and remorse at the act.
Green whoops with joy each time a pig explodes. He never tires of it. Let the epic battle of Manchild vs. Travis [from chopper, on megaphone] Sheriff Skruky? We're takin' over your town. Who the fuck ARE you?!
This is MY fuckin' town! If you don't feel like fighting Sanchez, or want to take the sneaky route, 47 can hide in a locker room ventilation shaft. Here you will overhear Sanchez on the phone with Blake, desperately assuring him that Victoria is safe and sound.
This completes the main objective of finding out where Victoria went, and now you'll have to kill Sanchez some other way. The hit on Layla Stockton takes place on the top floor of Blackwater Park, an upscale housing complex. When push comes to shove, you can aim at a gas cylinder basically a flammable barrel for a quick, messy kill.
In "Blackwater Park", another Accident involves hurling a jug of gasoline into the fireplace, a nod to Hitman: The Chinese New Year mission has loads and loads of fireworks just lying about unprotected. Also, if you interact with a gas pump in the area, it will "accident" Frank when he steps in the puddle. Depending on your preference, you can either shoot at the gasoline pooling around Frank's ankles, or wait for him to die after throwing a lit cigarette [! Darwin Award winner, right here.
If you lose a duel to Layla, she will stomp on the camera with her stiletto heel. By the sounds of it, she gouges out 47's eyeball. If he lacks headgear, he might tuck his chain and pretend to massage his neck. Sometimes he will hide his face with his palm. In "Hunter and Hunted", the best place to jump Larry one of Wade's hitmen is a side alley located at the far end of Chinatown.
You will notice that Larry meets with one of the NPCs and orders him to into a secluded alleyway. Larry will proceed to interrogate the cook about Birdie's whereabouts. You should step into action only after he knocks the man to the ground, threatening to shoot him on the "count of 10".
Is Purist easier than Expert, or is it just the new patch?
If you're slow, the hitman loses patience and caps the chef at "six". The Hawaiian manager of the Waikiki Inn is one of the few survivors of the rocket attack. One of the ICA cleaners takes him aside and promises they'll pay for the "damages" if he just tells him where 47 is.
You can probably guess how well that turns out for him. Also, in the cornfield, one of the Saints Jacqueline will call out to 47, claiming that Travis wants to cut him a deal. The Agency doesn't cut deals, as Travis says when delivering his "ransom" suitcase.
Jade doesn't really do anything evil and never affects Agent 47 directly. Though he comments that she could have been a valuable ally, and might have straightened up and flown right i.
Diana in the Absolution trailer, Jade, and The Saints. If you don't feel like getting your hands dirty, this can be skipped by simply shooting him or dropping a lighting gantry on him. Ashford, a long-time employee of Dexter Industries, is put in charge of examining Victoria and testing her capabilities.
He's also responsible for turning Dexter's bodyguard Sanchez into the muscular giant he is today. Though he is depicted as being ruthless in his research, his vlogs reveal that his main interest is in scientific progress rather than military application, and document his frustration at Dexter for overlooking the girl's real value. Judge Strickland wears a terribly stereotypical, geographically-misplaced and slightly anachronistic British ceremonial Lord Chancellor's wig and robes.
Then it turns out he is just a very enthusiastic anglophile who has ties to British nobility.
He even draped his office in Union Flags. Framing the Guilty Party: The best way to eliminate Bill, one of the hitmen in "Hunter and Hunted", is to frame him so he gets killed by a policeman. Birdie makes his nest here. The bodyguards patrolling the Terminus Hotel are each wearing a blue variation of Dexter's outfit: Even Sanchez is wearing a dinky little cowboy hat.
Wade's hitmen are identified by their brown or purple -on-red suit with patches, bolo ties, and goofy Converse shoes. They each wear a blue bowling shirt or varsity jacket with the Cougar insignia stitched on it. Meanwhile, Absolutions is a fairly standard "Revenge Movie" premise. The story ties you down to rural America and you spend most of your time in bleak, monochrome locations, particularly those blasted factories and labs.
If you count the original sites of the ICA training levels Australia and Cubawe've already visited more countries in the first episode of Hitman than Absolution. The epilogue takes place at Diana's tomb, in some undisclosed part of the United Kingdom. Entrusting development to the Kane and Lynch team. They fundamentally changed what the Hitman series is about. It's clear in the linear level design, and the emphasis on Colliding Criminal Conspiracies.
The game prefers to let you watch events unfold, rather than actively participate in them. The defending champ in "Fight Night" is meant to represent the God-fearing, hard-working citizens of Hope—so naturally, they picked Sanchez as their avatar!
The challenger The Patriot is billed as a "city slicker" and carpetbagger who gets heckled as he walks down the apron. It can be found in Chinatown. Gotta Catch 'Em All: There are 3 fuses to collect in the orphanage, and they're all scattered about. When Dom surveys the bachelor party, he will shove the dancer out of the way and berate her for dancing under a defective mirror ball. That's your cue to flick the "on" switch and drop it on Dom's melon, shattering both.
While disguised as a cop in the Shangri La Garden, go ahead and switch on the synthesizer in the dance room. The cops will proceed to get high and boogie poorly on the dance floor! It has officially become a rave! Officer 47 can play a few licks on the keyboard and no one will mind.
The Cougars are stereotypical girl-chasing, social misfits from 50's Americana see: Rebel Without a Cause. Hahvahd Yahd In My Cah: The Chicago NPCs are typical Irishmen, talking in broad accents and constantly busting each others' balls over trivial matters "You want mah phone numbah?
The fact that he can identify 47 before he speaks not by sight, but by the sound of his footsteps and tell that he needs a new suit by touch suggests that his other senses are more acute than normal. In keeping with this game's theme of stuff happening in twos, the gun store owner needs a voice synthesizer to speak.
Sheriff Skurky, after he zaps you into unconsciousness. Dexter's also prone to dancing whenever things are going his way. Tinfoil Hat Man does one in the courthouse, after the Honorable H. Itman lets him off the hook for vandalism. There is a running gag in the game involving garden gnomes and paranoid individuals who think they are sentient. Kane is nearly ejected from the gun range for targeting gnomes instead of the target placards.
Now, have a look inside the stoners' safe: It's a remote bomb! Once all the cops herd in to canvas the scene, you can go ahead and detonate it.
Case closed, we guess. The AM radio is tuned to a conspiracy show: Looks like the hippies were prepping themselves for an assault by Big Brother.
Gotta love all the conversations about "Hawaii". Everyone is talking about how the strip club owner takes his women to Hawaii, which is code for rape and murder. Later, 47 makes the mistake of taking refuge at the "Wakiki Inn. Pay special attention to the ball pit: Inside this container you can hide up to five bodies. While the Hitman series is notorious for its grotesque misuse of the word "Easy", Absolution rolls out the new "Purist" difficulty.
To summarize; the game gives you zero help, no HUD, no instinct mode the game is very hard without itnigh-omnipotent enemies, low health, high suspicion, no checkpoints, and extra enemies. The difficulty description even warns you that even learning the game by heart will not stop you dying. Obviously, Purist mode was bundled into Absolution in order to assuage fans of the classics. In the same room as the skeleton is a mounted harpoon gun, which Dexter supposedly used to bring the whale down.
Using the gun in a crowded room will cause quite an uproar.
The "Whaling" achievement can be completed by killing a total of three enemies with the harpoon. Have a Nice Death: Wade announcing his intention to rape your corpse? Skurky gloating over you for taking too long to shoot? Blake Dexter blowing up the roof? Travis mocking 47's decision to defect from the corrupted Agency? Talk about a good reason not to die or be detected. If you manage to kill yourself in "End of the Road"—a mission with no hostile enemies—by shooting the dynamite while standing near it, it will show a small cutscene of Lenny claiming that he killed the Hitman which really rubs in what an idiot you are for doing that.
You can also kill yourself by standing in front of the Ice Cream Truck that's supposed to hit Lenny. Have You Tried Rebooting? Hitman eavesdrops on a phone conversation between one of Dexter's employees and a computer-illiterate.
His very first suggestion is, "Have you tried turning it on? Terminate with extreme prejudice. Yank him out the nearby window. In the Hope County jail, his good ol' boy counterpart is trying to coach someone through a CD player. You can find a ready-to-wear decontamination suit in Green's weapons factory. These show up again on the ICA exhumation team at the end. This is a run-down 19th century building whose history contains a lot of bullets and blood.
Very similar to Lupino's hotel in Max Payne. In addition to the Accidents you can perform, we see a maid cleaning up after a 'suicide' involving a wrench.
I have to admit I am having a truly difficult time with purist difficulty mainly due to the revisions to the disguise system. In Blood Money, the system was retardedly overpowered. You could basically grab a single disguise from a high ranking guard or something similar and walk through a whole level unhindered. I totally support IO wanting to nerf disguises.
But when I walk into a room in Absolution and a guard 25 feet away immediately starts harassing me without explanation, it makes close-quarters levels like Terminus the last level I played immensely frustrating. Picking up a disguise is practically useless. It caused me to panic stab like four dudes with a screwdriver, thus screwing my Silent Assassin rating.
Instead of a distance-based detection system, I feel like it should be timer-based where maybe if you remain in the line of sight of a guard of similar outfit for over 5 seconds just as an example he will then START investigating you. I also think that they shouldn't have increased the AI's lazer x-ray beam perception and instead just stuck with the other stuff they restrict you from using.
That would have been hard enough while still being satisfying for veteran Hitman fans. I dunno, have I just lost my touch with these games or is this an almost broken difficulty?