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A few more missions this morning. I’ve been doing some of them properly – Flatline I did much more quietly than I did on Expert – but I’ve also taken the opportunity to get some ratings that I’ve not seen before, like Deranged Slayer and Terrorist. (The latter got for killing 109 people on the paddle boat. I think that was all of them.)
A thread on rllmuk inspired me to play this again. Stuck it on Rookie mode to see what difference it makes. The answer? A lot. For example, it’s perfectly possible to run into A Night At The Opera, shoot one target dead, shoot the other, then run back out of the level. Not a very elegant solution, but it works. I can’t imagine it would be so easy on Expert difficulty.
Final two levels completed today. They were pretty good, though I didn’t like being forced into a couple of gunfights. I did the final mission very badly indeed, having to kill eleven security guards in a huge gunfight at the beginning. Still, the job got done.
I’ve still only got 185 achievement points, though. And finishing on Expert didn’t give me the points for finishing on Rookie and Normal. Darn.
I’m being very sloppy now. I’m not trying to be, it’s just the silent methods really aren’t obvious any more. I had to kill a sheik earlier and simply couldn’t find a disguise to get me into his private area. In the end I set off a bomb nearby to distract the guards, got in without being seen, killed my target, but then couldn’t get out without being spotted and had a really quie uncool run to the parked car waiting to take me to safety. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.
So, after not wholly-botching the You Better Watch Out… mission, I was off for some Death On The Mississippi. Haven’t cracked it yet, after a few tries. Managed a cleanish kill (by which I mean the target died and so did any civilian witnesses) or two, but there are seven targets on this level and I’ve not seen most of them.
Had quite a disturbing moment when I threw a body into a furnace to dispose of it, only for the “Target Killed” icon to come up aftwerwards. It was then that I remembered I’d only knocked them out when I’d attacked them. Oops.
One thing about going through old games and throwing out those you’ll never play again is that you’re reminded of games you never finished and do want to play again. Like, obviously, the excellent Hitman Blood Money.
I did the tutorial again to remind myself how things worked, then started the first Mission on Normal difficulty. It was so hard that I gave up and loaded my old save, which was set on Expert difficulty. There doesn’t seem to much difference, really. When I last played I’d got stuck on the mission “A Murder of Crows”, but after some experimentation and some less-than-clean kills I managed to complete it. I only got a Gangster rating and left four witnesses alive, but I didn’t do badly enough to make me go back and do it again.
Now on to the next mission, where I have to kill a porn baron. I’ve not got very far yet, just a couple of badly-botched and fatal excursions.
Just abit of playing around in the A Murder Of Crows mission. Haven’t really got anywhere, but I’m getting a better mental image of the map in my head.
A New Life was finished almost cleanly. Couple of people saw my final act before escaping, though. Had to pay to get notoriety down after that.
Now to New Orleans, which is looking tricky. Nice piano, though.
Well, I finished the mission I was on at the rehab clinic. Not very clean and I didn’t do the bonus, but I did it okay.
Having trouble with the next one so far.
On to the Faultline mission. I’m making some progress, but I’m finding it hard to find the space to perform my misdeeds away from prying eyes. There’s not a really obvious way in like there was in the last mission.
This game is excellent.