We’ve already established that the Lumia 720 is Nokia’s best effort as far as Windows Phone 8 handsets go. This could soon change once the Lumia 925 hits markets, but as it stands now, the Lumia 720 offers the best blend of features and performance, wrapped in a beautiful package that’s quite affordable.
With the recent dearth of full-blown AAA games, we figured it'd be a great idea to take advantage of the free time and play some indie games. One of the games that immediately caught our attention was Monaco: What's Yours is Mine.
Apart from having a long name, there are some other interesting features of the handset, such as the quad-core processor. However, the low-resolution on the display does seem like a letdown. Lets take a look at what makes the phone tick.
Hitman: Absolution has been getting a series of trailers that shows the capabilities of Agent 47, as well as the possibilities for taking on missions in different ways. Now, developer IO Interactive has released a new trailer for the game that shows the main feature that made the Hitman series famous – disguises.
Disguises in the game allow you to hide in plain sight by stealing your disguise from some unfortunate victim. This allows you to get in closer to your targets, kill them, and walk out the front door without anybody noticing. This also allows you to set up kills to look like they are accidents.
Earlier this month, IO had released the Kill Mode trailer for Hitman: Absolution. One of the important ways to kill people in the Kill Mode is making the killing look like an accident. This ranges from hooking up an exposed electrical wire to a fence to electrocute the next person to touch it, to making surgical equipment malfunction and kill the patient on the spot. Other ways include the incredibly cartoonish idea of dropping heavy objects on your targets.
While the game is stealth based, it is not exactly impossible to play guns blazing. The game supports the Rambo gameplay style as well, where you can simply take out your Baller pistols and paint the level red. The trailer, as is the norm these days, also features Agent 47 – the main protagonist of the game – walking away from the explosion in slow motion.
Pretend to be someone else while killing people!
IO Interactive had released a similar trailer for Hitman: Absolution back in September. The trailer, titled Tools of the Trade, showed off the wide variety of weapons that will be available at Agent 47’s disposal. These weapons range from 47’s iconic fibre wire – which he uses to take enemies out quietly – to machineguns and his signature steel plated Baller pistols. The game seems to provide for every playstyle, ranging from a master assassin to a crazed maniac with an axe. The trailer also shows that random objects can be improvised into makeshift weapons, giving players the ability to bludgeon enemies to death with a fuel canister.
The Hitman series has been one of the more popular stealth action games, where the player takes on the role of Agent 47, a big bald guy in a suit with a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. Agent 47 is a Hitman for a mysterious organisation known only as The Agency. The games have the player travel around the world, assassinating high profile targets. How one manages to go about doing this is completely up to them. Players have the option to either run and gun through the level as if it’s an action game, or quietly pick off only necessary targets and steal their clothes, hence being able to go deeper into the level without being detected, unless either Agent 47 acts too strangely, or someone finds the corpse of the person whose uniform Agent 47 is wearing.
The games always rewarded stealthy gameplay and minimal violence with a higher rating and more money to upgrade weapons or equipment. Later games such as Blood Money added an extra consequence to going on a wanton killing spree; there would be more security guards on the next level, making it harder, or if someone recognised Agent 47, the next level would be even more difficult.
Hitman: Absolution is the latest entry in the Hitman series of games and will be released in India on November 20 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.