Hitman: Substitution

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Hitman: Substitution

Constant Unrelenting Vigilance

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"Constant Vigilance."

Oh, Mad-Eye, you will always be missed.

I have to agree with the point here though. I haven't played Absolution yet, but the NPCs are always so... gullible.

"Dave's not here"
"No, man, I'm Dave, man"

Mahorfeus:
"CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!"

Oh, Mad-Eye, you will always be missed.

fixed that for you :P

Perfect.... I love the game but this is what I am constantly thinking.... "HEY! your not faceless goon #3! You're just wearing his clothes!" seriously?

Funny i didnt notice the chef either till after i read the sub text :P

This describes the new Hitman's disguise system perfectly. I really like it, by the way, and the fact that the game is pretty hard now(I got annoyed enough sometimes that I turned 47 into Rambo), but they did overdo it a little with how well your enemies are able to recognize you when you're wearing their uniforms, to a point where sometimes It is even better to not have a disguise at all. It should wary by profession(That means an elite agency attack squad will be better at this then plumbers that I, quite hilariously, had to hide from in one of the last missions) and they should only start noticing you when you do something that you would normally need permission for and when you're really in their face about it.

I didn't know this was really a thing. That in itself is hilarious.

Also, does 47 know how to cook?

Wouldn't it made more sense if other members of profession would recognized you?
For example one waiter could recognize that you aren't waiter, while bodyguards most probably couldn't do so?
Same goes for guards, plumbers kitchen staff and so on.

What's even funnier is when you're able to walk around a fireworks festival whilst disguised as a Chipmunk Mascot... and there are no other Mascots around. But yeah the disguise system in Absolution is ridiculous.

That's so true, the disquise system became somewhat unfair, at later levels it feels that dressing like a guard, for instance, doesn't help at all, and you could just as well be using the suit, you'd be caught just as fast... Great game anyway, although I didn't like the style the missions were build around, it lacked that "hunter" and "professionalism" that the other Hitman games had.

Zachary Amaranth:
I didn't know this was really a thing. That in itself is hilarious.

Also, does 47 know how to cook?

Well he does seem to be pretty "experienced" with kitchenware, so maybe that's a yes? :P

Oh God, I didn't realize that the chef had been replaced until I looked again. Heh.

That hitman looks like he has normal sized legs and a gigantic upper-body, or the other way around.

Really nice touch with the askew cupboard by 47's knee. Nice little visual flair. I appreciate that. Kudos on this one.

Zachary Amaranth:
I didn't know this was really a thing. That in itself is hilarious.

Also, does 47 know how to cook?

Well as long his target is dead before the food is burnt, no one has to know.

Haha, I also didn't notice 47 in the last panel until I read the text below. I would totally fail as a bodyguard.

blackrave:
Wouldn't it made more sense if other members of profession would recognized you?
For example one waiter could recognize that you aren't waiter, while bodyguards most probably couldn't do so?
Same goes for guards, plumbers kitchen staff and so on.

As I understand, that is how the system works now. This comic is about the discrepancy between how easily people of your faked profession recognize you, compared to how completely blind they are to recognizing you otherwise. Indeed, a bodyguard visiting a restaurant with his client wouldn't know you're not a waiter. But when you're an employee in the mansion where the bodyguards work, especially if you're the only employee of that type that ever works in the mansion, they don't recognize the change at all.

I guess it would be very hard to program, and even more difficult to play, a realistic system where every NPC has a level of familiarity with each NPC and NPC group. We'll always use approximations, and sometimes they lead to hillarious results such as these. It's fine.

I'm willing to accept the system if a single change was made to it. If I'm wearing a helmet, obscuring my bald head and tattoo, then how can they know I'm not a bro?

"Everybody's dead, Dave." Sorry first thing to pop in to my head.

DTWolfwood:
Funny i didnt notice the chef either till after i read the sub text :P

Congratulations!
Due to your delayed hindsight, you've now met the requirements to serve as a guard in Hitman.
Would you like to apply today? We don't have a health plan, but I guarantee you that won't be much of an issue

Somethingfake:
"Everybody's dead, Dave." Sorry first thing to pop in to my head.

Great, and now I'm imagining Kryten as Agent 47.

"I'm going to come around behind you now, sir. I'm coming around behind you to take you by surprise, sir. You may get an unpleasant sensation of chloroform. Don't be alarmed."

Zachary Amaranth:
I didn't know this was really a thing. That in itself is hilarious.

Also, does 47 know how to cook?

He's "cooked" Fugu before...

Never said it was GOOD Fugu, but he did make it.

Zachary Amaranth:
Also, does 47 know how to cook?

His culinary skills go about as far as "take finished foodstuff and garnish with some form of poison".

Truth be told its all he really ever needs.

I actually just heard about this grievance just recently in a review. Not much more I can say.

:) Funny comic. Thanks.

DTWolfwood:
Funny i didnt notice the chef either till after i read the sub text :P

No one even seems to notice the help. At least that's what the chef in Skyrim said.
>_> Or did he......

DTWolfwood:
Funny i didnt notice the chef either till after i read the sub text :P

erttheking:
Oh God, I didn't realize that the chef had been replaced until I looked again. Heh.

XMark:
Haha, I also didn't notice 47 in the last panel until I read the text below. I would totally fail as a bodyguard.

>_> Hmmmm...

By chance, do you all not know how to cook?

What you did in the 3rd panel: I saw it and liked it.

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I loved this game, and even if I did like the direction they were taking the disguise thing, it confused me. People with the same clothing could see through it, but you could dress up in something else and pass by perfectly. They should either have made the system more sophisticated and fleshed out, or kept to the old system where any disguise would let you slip through. It was like half of the game was realistic and the other half silly. People, just pick one.

I loved this comic, it all really suits the disguise system in the newest Hitman game lol.

This system was implemented a lot more naturally in Hitman 2 - disguising yourself as a bodyguard in a remote mafia mansion was hard, and don't even try to do so from withing 50 feet in the Yakuza fortress, but if you've got a disguise with your face covered or in a busy area with lots of people and you're just one of hundreds of deployed soldiers it works.

This bothers the hell out of me. Especially when the Chicago Police officers start instantly hassling you from a crazy distance away. At one point, you can even hear one of the cops saying multiple precincts will be coming to help. "Hey! You. I don't recognize you..." It's Chicago, asshole! You're bound to not know SOMEONE.

The disguise system needed to be nerfed a little, but this is slightly ridiculous. I don't even bother with disguises. It just causes unnecessary headaches. Plus - Suit Only bonus.

That said, I seriously love this game, despite the goofiness of the disguises.

Yeah, the disguise system was a good idea in theory, but they should have kind of scaled the recognition factor according to the costumes, and according to how many there were dressed like that on the map. I totally understand a plumber recognizing that I'm not part of his small team of plumbers or whatever. But when there's dozens of guards in a level they would more realistically just assume that you're the new guy on the job if they notice anything about you at all. Also, this one level I dressed as a scientist with a Breaking Bad style yellow suit and face mask - I feel that I should have been less recognizable in that outfit.

I find it even more unbelievable (and hilarious) that anyone's clothes automatically fits 47's large frame.

I don't get this complaint from critics, in any work environment you're going to have a good idea of everyone who has the same job as you. For example I work in a hospital lab, if I saw a guy walking around wearing a lab coat and I didn't know him I'd be suspicious, if I saw a guy dressed as a delivery man or a doctor I probably wouldn't give it another thought.

Well least its not as bad as the AI on Dishonored....*shudders*

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