How is that game? I saw it a couple weeks ago on Steam and it looks fun. Basically looks like a retro-style GTA game.
I started up Hitman Contracts last night. It feels pretty good so far. They didn't change much from the second but what I know I love a lot more is you can move twice as fast in sneak mode which always bothered me in the Hitman games. No way do you have to move that slowly to be quiet!
Arc System Works are possibly the most under appreciated team on the planet.
Granted Guilty Gear and Blazblue are way too advanced for my liking (SF 4 has about as many mechanics as I can handle), but their games are gorgeous, and a sight to behold when played at the highest levels of competition.
Started the original Red Faction. Never played it before, pretty good so far.
Levels are just open to enough to be interesting, lots of weapon choices. Not a very difficult game even on the hardest, but tough enough so its not boring. The shooting and overall physics feel pretty good. Only problem is the jumping is a bit floaty but just about every game from that era had that problem.
EDIT: A little further now. The pacing of this game is simply phenomenal so far. One of the better paced shooters I've ever played. Lots of action, a little dose of exploration, power ups are well located.
Hitman Contracts -- Looks like they copy/pasted missions from the originals and used them as flashbacks to make the game longer.
It's a shame because some of the other missions have been a lot of fun.
I still need to get through all three main Hitman games before Absolution comes out. I beat 2 and long time ago, but I don't remember anything since it has been years. Right now I'm on the first game when you're in the jungle. I have only been playing it on and off. The Lee Hong assassination mission was a pain.
I'm also playing through all of them before Absolution comes out since I never beat any of them prior to about a month ago. Yeah, the original's combat was terrible so it was either you get the silent assassin rating or you die.
So far in Contracts, I'm on mission 10 out of 12. Missions 7-9 have been remakes of the original and it looks like mission 10 is also a remake. It pisses me off because they basically ripped off a ton of missions from the original and used it as a flashback to add substance to the game. I wouldn't be so pissed if it was called Hitman: Codename 47 HD... And I'm well aware that I only paid like $8 for it on eBay, but it's the principle of the matter. At least you get to replay some of those missions from the original on a good engine.