Hitman - Episode 6: Hokkaido Reviews
Hitman: Episode 6 – Hokkaido is a great finale to what has been a rollercoaster of a ride with Hitman: Season One. There have definitely been a lot of ups and downs in terms of content and quality releases, but overall, the complete package is absolutely worth playing through by any fan of the stealth genre, or fans of Hitman games in general.
The episodic approach to an action-stealth game was a big bet. In this final chapter we can tell for sure that it surprise with the uncertainty of what kind of level we will see next in each episode, but the lack of connection fails to give the player a true motive to wear agent 47’s shoes.
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The final episode encourages players to think resourcefully by having players go in empty handed. Things don't exactly wrap up the way they should, since the stage is set for a future season. This latest addition to the Hitman serie has proved to be a solid product, but nothing more.
Overall, the experience of Hitman as it is now isn’t bad, but I didn’t like the episodic formula for it. The game is solid, the mechanics work, it looks very good, sounds very good and is fun to play, but the lack of a coherent plot and having to wait a month or more before continuing the game is not ideal.
Episode 6: Hokkaido is not a season ‘finale’ grade chapter in the first season of IO Interactive’s Hitman. The less challenging, convenient, and the lack of impact in this episode just made the thing felt it was rushed to hit a mark on a release date. Nonetheless, I applaud IO Interactive for making Hokkaido to catch the country’s atmosphere than any other Hitman episodes I’ve played.
The story was somewhat lacking offering nothing in terms of a conclusion and was cryptic.
Hitman Episode 6 Hokkaido is a great ending to a series that started losing its touch a few missions down the line. A well detailed map with a very secret agent feel, and new challenges making the mission quite different are some of the few factors that make this episode one of the best of the series.
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