IO Interactive has released the last in a series of introductory videos for Hitman: Absolution. Here, we learn about the awesomeness of Agent 47’s “instinct mode,” a nifty little mechanic that gives you the edge over your enemies with a touch of a button.
We see in the video–which was made from gameplay clips and not cinematics–instinct mode has multiple functions. With it, Agent 47 can spot his enemies, predict their patterns of movement, and sense opportunities.
Or you could ignore instinct mode completely. The narrator explains, “If you’re up for it, try imagining 47 in purist mode.”
I’ve demoed Hitman: Absolution, and I can tell you that purist mode is mind-manglingly difficult. No, not just difficult: seriously time-consuming (you have to study your opponents and every single person/object around them, and you reload frequently) and chock full o’ tension (alright, you bastid, when will you turn around so I can kill you? WHEN?!).
For those who complain that games have become too easy, I invite them to play Hitman: Absolution on purist mode. As the narrator says, “Just don’t come crying if you can’t handle it.”
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