And so it ends. Here is Rutskarn’s Clod of Cthulhu series that I alluded to during the episode. As we announced in the credits, next season is likely going to be Arkham Asylum. I’m really looking forward to some positivity after so much bellyaching.
I know we already awarded this earlier in the season, but for the sake of people skimming the archives I’d like to remind everyone that Hitman Absolution is only the fourth game to claim this prize:
More importantly: This is the worst writing I’ve reviewed on this site. Dumber than Champions Online. More obnoxious than Fable II. More tonally confusing and inept than Indigo Prophecy, and more at odds with its core gameplay than the Thieves Guild quest in Skyrim.
I guess the gameplay is serviceable, but it’s still a step down from the previous game and the “proper” Hitman gameplay was outsourced to the community using the contracts modeAnd even that is reportedly shallow and under-developed..
I do feel bad for chucking insults at the writers. That’s an ugly thing to do and I’m not proud of it. In my defense, they started it. In playing the game I couldn’t escape the notion that this couldn’t be an accident. This felt less like the work of an idiot and more like the petulant mocking of someone who loathed Hitman and hated Hitman fans. I’ll admit I could simply be paranoid. Perhaps after staring too long into this abyss and straining to find order behind the chaos I’ve begun to imagine malicious intent where there was no intent at all. If that’s the case, I apologize.
But the game is still atrocious either way.
 And even that is reportedly shallow and under-developed.
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