I am still confused....
What is it that I will be actually getting should I decide to buy the game?
1) What exactly does "progress is not saved offline" mean? If I complete a level and get to the next - does the game save my status or will I always have to start from the first level?
2) What does "entry point" mean? I just played the "old" Hitman games and, as far as I can remember, I *always* start at the same location.
3) What is the "user created content"? Are these the "contracts"/missions that are created by other players?
4) "Escalation missions"??? Are these extra missions in a new location with a new story - or just another assignment or special challange in the very same levels and environments?
5) And what are "Elusive Targets"?
Is the "single player offline mode" too short to be considered a "full game"?
Because, with "Mario Maker", for example, I am totally happy to play and build for myself. I really don't care for other people's creation (as great as they might be).
I'd totally appreciate if some could clarify these things for me. Thank you!
Basically if you play online you unlock new weapons challenges (that will take you to other locations sometimes) and other things like bonus level that will actually make the game feel like a complete hitman game.
If you play offline you can only play each level always like the first time without any extras, and since this game only got 6 levels without extra you lose 90% of what make this game actually fun to play (experiment to complete each missions in multiple ways and get rated if you complete multiple tasks beside the basic kill this person). Escalation missions are just that, the same mission with multiple different things to do, sometimes it's harder, sometimes it's just different and each time you complete that mission in a really different way it will be really fun to experiment the next part.
Elusive contracts are basically extras single player missions that only unlock if they decide to activate them (spoiler they will not activate them in the future since this is a 2016 game) so they are lost forever.
The only thing that is actually "multiplayer" are the user made content, main problem is even if you want to play only that part connected to the internet your save file offline will not be used on the online part so you will need to start from scratch and unlock everything to play that part.
Also here's the main problem, if you are good with the offline version on gog you could just get the same shit on epic for free. Even the steam version got the same offline version (for the steam version you need the steam client, but if you got it offline you can play offline hitman like on gog). Why do you even want to pay 18€ to play the game like you would on steam or epic for a much cheaper price?
It's like you could only play the main quest on morrowind and without the ability to keep items on your inventory. You can technically beat the game if you can equip some items and you can still enjoy only the main quest, but why would you pay for such a limited experience when the full game is much more amazing than that.
I think this game deserve a true drm free version actually, I love it. So much that I already own it twice but I could buy it one more time... But I need a true drm free version and you should not accept a game with this kind of limitations here on gog.