The Lag #5: Hitman (2016)

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro.

Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games.

In celebration of Hitman Week here at New Game+ we’re suiting up and gunning down in the 2016 released Hitman, with a special surprise for listeners. The first installment of the World of Assassination trilogy sees you in the shoes of elusive Agent 47 as he hunts down corrupt tycoons and sinister scientists in a series of assassinations that might just be more connected than he thought. Alex jumps into the deep end, playing the series for the very first time, while Olly brings the expertise as a long-time Hitman fan, as they share their favourite murders, overwhelm themselves with replayability, and someone reveals themselves as the ultimate spy. As with all episodes of The Lag, be warned for heavy spoilers throughout.

The Lag will be back next month with a little game that should lead us to some big discussions. If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see us play, get in touch or leave a reply.

As with all our episodes, you can listen and subscribe on Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, and iTunes. So sit down, grab your consoles, and get ready as we take you through The Lag.

Have you played Hitman? Leave us your thoughts on the game in the comments section below.

Platforms Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer IO Interactive
Publisher Square Enix

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