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04-30-2016

Hitman

Hitman's first episode was a measured, strong proof of concept: that Hitman works best in large sandboxes with interstitial systems, rather than trying to string what are effectively set-pieces into a linear narrative. The job (professional assassin) is contract based, after all, just without those pesky 1099 tax forms that plague an increasing number of us these days. You can catch up on that initial review here.

The second episode trades the Paris fashion show for Italy's Amalfi Coast. The town of Sapienza does boast a similarly bourgeois mansion, but the biggest difference is the lax, vacation vibe given off by both an ocean town dotted with apartments painted in primary colors and tourists in floral prints and a more languid pace to the actual mission.

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