So my question is, is this game worth $40? I bought my son Dishonored for Christmas during the BF sales, but I'm wondering if he might like this better.
Well, I bought Hitman twice in two weeks. First was on release and I played it, beat it and then sold it on ebay. Quite honestly, I would give the graphics/visuals 9/10, music/sound/voice 9/10, gameplay 7/10 and the story/characters 3/10.
I hated the story and majority of the characters. Ending was predictable too, at least for me. You feel more like Leon in RE 4 at times trying to protect this girl instead of being a cold blooded assassin which is what Agent 47 is supposed to be since thats how he's been portrayed in previous games.
Gameplay is good but until they release the patch that fixes the disguises and lets them work correctly, im holding off on playing it again. There's a few other gameplay aspects that I dont like either.
Reason why I purchased it again today is because of Contracts. I dont care about creating contracts but after playing contracts on PS3 since my friend let me borrow his copy of the game this past weekend, I had a lot more fun playing contracts than I did the single player story because unlike the story, in contracts, I feel like the assassin im supposed to be. There's no protecting a little girl and rescuing her. You complete the contract and get paid for it. You can then use the money to buy and upgrade weapons for contracts.
Hope this helps but I cant say if its worth $40 or not. I bought it twice but not everyone is the same or going to have the same opinion on the game. Worse case scenario is that if your son doesnt like the game, could always sell it on ebay or trade it in to Best Buy and buy him a different game.
As for Dishonored, havent played it and have no interest in the game.